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Inspiring Stories from Kendall

The heart of our mission at VoyageMIA is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks, we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Miami’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out inspiring stories from Kendall below.

Michael Tamayo

Back in 2017, I started playing music out on my own as an acoustic singer-songwriter. I hopped around open mics and small gigs for a few months until I met our primary vocalist Hannah Toombs and our guitar player Trevor Zwaan. Once the three of us clicked, we began to play out as Tamayo and eventually as Tamayo Band as more and more members joined the group. Right now, we’re an eight-piece band that plays all types of music and events. Read more>>

Adriana Lopez

I started selling earrings in high school to close friends and eventually expanded to a virtual store. Over time I noticed an increase in sales and frequent customers. This inspired me to buy more material and sell a wider variety of items using natural stones and crystals. Through college, I continued selling online while attending art festivals on the weekends, which are where most of my sales came from. Read more>>

Gabriel Barker

I started The Sign Savers in 2010 with $1000 and a dream. I had run a sign shop for about four years when I was suddenly let go and had to make a choice, go back and work for someone else or take the leap of faith and do my own thing. I was very fortunate that my wife supported my dream and helped make it happen by supporting us during the first months until it took off. Read more>>

Sabina America

I started dancing in middle school, made it to my high school’s dance team, made it to my college dance team, took two months to train in LA and NYC, then returned to Miami and got my first opportunity as a professional backup dancer for the Reggaeton artist Don Omar. That job opportunity opened the door for many others. I worked on live televised award shows Premios Juventud, Premios Lo Nuestro, Premios de la Radio, Latin Billboards, and the BET Awards with Yo Gotti. Read more>>

Yolamar Armas

I’m born and raised in Miami and resided in Ives Dairy until I left for college. I am a proud alumni of New World School of the Arts class of 2012 were my focus was Dance. Throughout my high school career, I dabbled in fashion attending various Fashion Design summer programs in Virginia, New York (PRATT), and London (Central Saint Martins). Although my first passion was dance after my experience at Central Saint Martins summer courses. Read more>>

Alicia Ferra

I started editing in fifth grade. At the time, technology was still pretty new and a crazy thing called YouTube had just come out. One day after school, I found myself constantly clicking “next recommended video”, until I stumbled upon something really cool. It turned out that there was a whole part of YouTube just dedicated to fan edits of people’s favorite shows. Feeling inspired, I downloaded the program Sony Vegas and started trying to imitate what I saw. Read more>>

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