The MDC Live Arts Lab Alliance (LALA) is a cohort of six locally-based working artists selected for commission, to be in residence at the MDC Live Arts Lab with the aim of celebrating, expanding and deepening the practice of Miami’s community of working performing artists. The cohort will create new individual works through a facilitated feedback process to be premiered in the Lab by MDC Live Arts. The LALA cohort participates in peer-led gatherings in which practice, technique, feedback and ideas are shared. In addition to training together and sharing techniques and feedback within the cohort, members will offer workshops and Lab Chats for MDC students and the greater community, further activating the space as a center for in-depth multidisciplinary exploration in the live arts.



Rosie Herrera
Choreographer & Artistic Director

A Cuban-American dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Rosie Herrera Dance Theater in Miami. She is a graduate from New World School with a BFA in Dance Performance. She’s been commissioned by The Miami Light Project, The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Dance Place, Maui Arts

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Juraj Kojs
Composer, Performer, Multimedia Artist, Producer, Researcher & Educator

A Slovakian composer, performer, multimedia artist, producer, researcher and educator permanently residing in Miami, FL. His compositions received awards at Europe’s A Sound Panorama, Miami New Times Best Off Award, Eastman Electroacoustic Composition and Performance Competition and the Digital Art

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Claudio Marcotulli
Filmmaker & Performer

A Miami-based filmmaker and performer interested in exploring the surreal through symbolism, absurdity and ill-conceived characters. Initially trained as Aeronautical Engineer, Claudio received his B.F.A from Emerson College in Boston, and M.F.A in Film Production from the

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Ana Mendez
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

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Adele Myers

Adele Myers formative life as a mover began with ballet, track and field events, balancing on top of big red oil drums while rolling down steep hills, and other fearless feats of childhood dare deviltry, all of which shaped her vision as a dancer, choreographer and educator.

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Pioneer Winter
Choreographer & Director

A Miami-based choreographer and director of the risk-taking and experimental Pioneer Winter Collective - invested in physical theatre, contemporary

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Lab Chat LALA Live
MDC Live Arts Lab
Fri, Oct 13 7pm

Pizza & Process: An open studio exploring the LALA cohort’s works-in-progress and creative processes in an open discussion and demonstration of techniques and modalities used for development of new work.

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Juraj Kojs & Black Queen Process
MDC Live Arts Lab
Wed, Oct 28 at 3:00pm

An exploration of the collaborative process behind the creation of Juraj’s upcoming Black Queen Multimedia Project. Featuring LALA members and FETA 10 FEST guests.

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