Roxana Barba is a choreographer and performer whose practice incorporates interdisciplinary uses of dance, film and video.
She pursued undergraduate visual arts studies at La Universidad Católica in her native Perú prior to receiving her B.F.A in Dance from New World School of the Arts (Miami, Florida). Upon relocating to Miami from Mexico City, where she performed with Marcela Aguilar and Alicia Sanchez, Roxana worked with choreographer Letty Bassart and began an ongoing collaboration with filmmaker Claudio Marcotulli.
Roxana’s work has been presented by Women in Dance Conference (NYU Tisch School of Dance), Miami Light Project, FETA’s Ars Feminae Miami, Juggerknot Theater and Performance Miami International Festival. HERON, her first dance film premiered at WID Leadership Conference (New York) and PAMM as part of ScreenDance Miami.
Roxana has also led roles in arts management first as Community Program Manager with Arts for Learning and presently as Projects Administrator with Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Department.
Maria Theresa Barbist and Elysa D. Batista are both locally based South Florida artists that collaborate as the BABA COLLECTIVE. They originally met at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Wynwood, FL during their individual artist residencies in 2016.
The idea of the BABA COLLECTIVE was born when in discussion of the diversity of artists that were found at the BAC, and other institutions in Miami, they realized the lack of archives providing the ability to access interviews of these individuals. Thus RCS: ROCKING CHAIRS SESSIONS was created. A publicly accessible forum where one could find individual recordings describing the professions, media, and life of South Florida based creatives.
Launching their collaborative endeavor in 2017, the BABA COLLECTIVE seeks to amass a window into the lives and process of SoFla based professionals in the arts.