Yara Travieso

Independent Dir & Choreographer

Yara Travieso is a NYC-based director and choreographer creating immersive works for film and stage. Travieso is a 2016 Creative Capital recipient, and a A 2015 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures grantee through the Ford Foundation and the Surdna Foundation. Her most recent work, La Medea, a live cinema musical, was presented by Performance Space 122, BRIC Arts, and Dance Films Association. The film version of the work made its world premiere with Film Society of Lincoln Center accompanied by a live score.

In 2005, Travieso co-founded the Borscht Film Festival in Miami FL. Soon after, she graduating from NYC’s Juilliard School with a Dance BFA, in 2009. Her original productions have been presented worldwide in theaters, museums, and film festivals such as Lincoln Center, Museum of The Moving Image, The Streaming Museum, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Vizcaya Museum, SXSW, Miami Film Festival. Travieso’s original opera collaborations have premiered in many venues throughout Europe, including the most recent Opéra National de Lorraine France, and Amphitheatre D'oin Montpellier France. Commissioned to direct original short films, Travieso has collaborated with Hermes of Paris, Glamour, GQ, Conde Nast, and Elle, as well as music videos for various artists.

Travieso speaks at many panels, gives workshops and lectures with institutions like The Juilliard School, Amherst College, Fordham University, Ghetto Film School, Mannes School of Music, and YoungArts Organization.

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