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Octavio CamposCorporate Spokesperson

Octavio Camposfuses striking theater with dance, and he freely accesses visual/sculptural elements to convert live performance into a multi-disciplinary experience. His extensive experience developing live theater for corporate clients initiated and continues to inform the progress of proposed project, IPO.

Cuban-American Octavio Campos is a performance artist, director, choreographer and teacher who has been collaborating with theater, dance, music, television, film and the visual arts for the past 20 years with over 100 professional credits. Born in Miami, his artistic roots are in classical music, composition and modern dance. After attending the University of Miami for Music Merchandising, he completed his BFA studies at The State University of New York at Purchase. His studies continued at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance, Folkwang Tanzstudio of Pina Bausch and the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab in New York City.

As a choreographer and performer, his work has been performed in many theaters and opera houses throughout Europe, North and South America. Octavio Camposwas honored at the Berliner Theater Treffen 2001 with an honorable mention award for his choreography in Chroma. He has collaborated within the works of Robert Wilson, Birgitta Trommler, Jorge Guerra, Leslie Neal, Philip Glass, Bebe Miller, Vivienne Newport amongst others.

He was artistic director of Bolschoi Berlin, an experimental music theater company in Berlin, Germany and co-founder of The Next Stage Miami. He has given master classes and workshops worldwide notably at the Florida Dance Festival, Catholic University Belgium, Centro Cultural Lima, Frankfurt Schule der Darstellender Kunst, St. Petersburg Music Hall Russia and the Broward Correctional Institute for Women. As a commercial artist and producer of corporate entertainment, he has worked for Bacardi, Sony, Coca Cola, L’Oreal, Virgin Atlantic Records, Donald Trump, Celine Dion, Donna Summer, The Commodores and Slick Rick.

Upon his return to Miami from an extensive performance career in Germany, Campos recently founded an interdisciplinary performance company, CAMPOSITION. Presently, he is on faculty at the New World School of the Arts and teaches in the theater, music and dance divisions.

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Michelle Weinberg

Michelle Weinberg uses paint media and collage to depict settings that arouse curiosity, challenge stale formulas of understanding time and space and suggest new interactions between humans and inanimate objects.

Originally from New York, Weinberg received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and her MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Weinberg is the recipient of fellowships & awards from Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, Millay Colony, MacDowell Colony, FIVA Fellowship (NFAA), a Visual Arts fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Eastern Frontier Society in Maine, the New England Foundation for the Arts and Miami Dade County, among others.

In Miami, Weinberg’s work is represented by Rocket Projects. In NYC, her work has been exhibited at LFL Gallery, The Work Space and Esso Gallery. Weinberg’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has recently been commissioned to produce a permanent outdoor mosaic mural for oneMiami Riverwalk.

Weinberg has been a visiting artist and instructor at several colleges and universities. An project consultant to museums and non-profits, she writes grants, develops curricula, artist residencies and mentorship programs for teens. She has conducted workshops at numerous locations in New York, Boston and Miami. Weinberg contributes reviews on contemporary art to Miami New Times and Tema Celeste magazine. She also edits and produces CIRCULAR, a publication of contemporary art, writing and culture.


Dinorah deJesus Rodriguez

Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez meshes primitive imagery with hi-tech process to expose the post-mechanical construction of film and video and dissects the clichés of classic cinematic formulas, techniques, and expectations. Her pieces are characterized by deconstructed narrative techniques, hand-crafted film and abstract sound.

Rodriguez has lived and traveled in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and the US. After several years of independent study, she completed a BA in Film Production at the San Francisco State University School of Creative Arts in 1988. Her work has been exhibited internationally in film festivals, galleries, street projections, classrooms, on public television and in collaborative presentations with other artists since the mid-1980’s.

Rodriguez is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. She has received awards supporting her creative work from Artists’ Enclave at I-Park, Visual Studies Workshop, Jentel Artists’ Residency Program, Millay Colony for the Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Tigertail Productions, Miami Light Project and San Francisco Festival 2000.

Rodriguez’s work is archived in the media collections at several universities and art spaces nationally. In addition to teaching and pursuing her creative work, Rodriguez has served on several selection committees including the Media Arts Fellowship Nominating Committee for the Rockefeller Foundation’s National Video Resources.
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Susan Caraballo, Executive Producer

Susan Caraballo is former co-founder and Executive Director of Artemis, a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting, developing and touring interdisciplinary, participatory and performance-based artists. Artemis also manages PS 742, an experimental art & performance space, in Miami. Founding CEO of IPO, Caraballo continues to serve in an advisory and Executive Producer capacity.

Caraballo has served on the board of SFCA’s interdisciplinary Sound Arts Workshop and the Children’s Cultural Coalition. She has worked with numerous arts organizations in Florida and Rhode Island. She has also worked extensively with SFCA’s iSAW, Miami Dade College’s Cultural Affairs Department, Florida Dance Association, the Intercultural Dance and Music Institute at Florida International University and DanceArts Foundation. Caraballo served as the Miami project manager for the international conference INROADS: The Americas.

Caraballo works closely with artists in the Miami community as well as several New York-based artists as an arts managerial consultant. She has been involved in the presentation of performances ranging from durational performances in gallery spaces to 15-member dance theater productions in proscenium stage theaters. Currently, Caraballo is researching and comparing the business practices in visual arts and performance.

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