Performing Arts, 2016
Yara Travieso is a NYC-based director and choreographer creating hybrid works of film, dance installations, musicals and opera. She is a 2016 Creative Capital Awardee, a Performance Space 122 Ramp artist, BRIClab residency artist, and a 2015 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures grantee through the Ford Foundation and the Surdna Foundation. Born in Miami FL, Travieso co-founded the Borscht Film Festival in 2005 and produced various award winning short films, all while attending and graduating from NYC’s Juilliard School (Dance BFA, 2009). Her films and live performances have been presented across national and international venues as well as various galleries, museums, and festivals. Outside of live works, Travieso has been commissioned to direct original short films for Hermes of Paris, Glamour, GQ and Elle, as well as music videos for female centric bands. Having been selected as a 2005 YoungArts award winner, Travieso will return to Miami in the spring of 2017 to create an original work for the YoungArts’ “Outside The Box” series, taking over their entire campus in a large scale outdoor production.
Awards and Accomplishments
2016: Yara Travieso finished her second round of creative residency with PS122 RAMP for her project La Medea.
La Medea, re-imagines Euripides’ violent tragedy into a dance-theater performance and feature film á la Latin-disco-pop va…
Jan 03 – Jan 22, 2017
Yara Travieso Presents Her Creative Capital Project at PS122's COIL
April 28, 2015
MAP Fund Announces 2015 Grantee Class