Professional Dancer & Performance Artist
Born in Miami and a graduate from the University of Illinois, is a professional dancer and performance artist. She has been commissioned by the Adrienne Arsht Center through Miami Light Project’s Here and Now Festival, the de la Cruz Collection, Miami Art Museum, ArtCenter/South Florida, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami and the Bas Fisher Invitational. She is an artist fellow for the Artist in Residence in the Everglades program. Mendez was commissioned in 2014 to present her first ever sculptural installation Fortress at Bas Fisher Invitational.
She was also selected to perform in the highly acclaimed Auto Body group show in Miami Beach during Miami Art Week 2014. This year she was selected to create a site-specific dance performance for the Grass Stains program to be presented December of 2016. Mendez has also performed for Dara Freidman, Jenny Larsson, Rosie Herrera Dance Theater, Natasha Tsakos, Octavio Campos, Miami Contemporary Dance Company, Miami Theater Center and Circ X.