Miami Dance Hub’s mission to excite, educate, and engage dance audiences and organizations is further supported by our programming. Here you will find interviews with local and national arts-oriented personalities featured regularly in our podcast and video series, as well as formal forums presented in our salon series.
Legends & Legacies: Marielena Mencia & Yanis Pikieris
October 15, 2021
As Miami Youth Ballet celebrates its 25th anniversary season, its founders Marielena Mencia and Yanis Pikieris continue to feed Miami’s young artists with their history, experience, and passion. Marielena, born in Cuba and raised in Miami, danced across the world’s stages with her husband, Yanis, who shared in her passion for dance and began his choreographic explorations on the two of them. Their interview is rich with entertaining stories from when they met, which international city they felt at home in, the repertoire they loved the most, and why they returned to Miami. We know you will enjoy hearing more about how Yanis and Marielena individually found dance, each other, and what highlights from their world-renown careers they share with their students today.
'Vìs-à-Vìs' Video Series
Our series of videos featuring face to face time with movers and shakers in the dance community.
'Tête-à-Tête' Podcast Series
Our series of podcasts featuring deeper discussions with arts leaders on trending topics in the dance world.