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Jean Blackwell Font

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December 14, 2018 at 2:46 PM

Jean Blackwell Font has lived and worked in Miami and the Beaches since 1990 in wide-ranging roles in the Arts, Hospitality, and the Non-profit sector. Years of collaborating and working with programs, exhibitions, digital marketing, and social media have manifested in a successful content-driven, strategic approach for marketing the Arts. As a practicing visual artist, she shares a studio in the Bird Road Arts District with her husband, Ignacio Font.
Jean’s position as Director of Programs & Events is a culmination of all of her past professional experiences of programs, events, marketing, and community-building here in Miami. Jean oversees the Miami Arts Marketing Project (MAMP), Arts Board MatchArtburst MiamiPatent Pro Bono Florida, and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA), and will continue to look for even more ways to serve our creative community.

She serves as the editor for ArtsBizBlog and Artburst Miami Blog, both projects of Arts & Business Council of Miami. On occasion, she contributes written pieces to both digital publications, garnering by-lines in The Miami Herald.

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Orlando Taquechel

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Orlando Taquechel has been a dance writer and dance researcher for over 35 years with articles published in Cuba, Mexico and the United States. He is also a professor, choreographer, and artistic director. Orlando graduated with a degree in Architecture, a Bachelors in Theater and Drama, and with a Masters. He is the recipient of the Medal to the Merit

Melina De Rose

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Melina I. De Rose is editor of two websites: ArtburstMiami.com, a media hub for dance, music, theater, visual arts and independent arts coverage; and MiamiOnTheCheap.com, a local resource for deals and free events. The Florida International University grad and Argentina native is a veteran editor and communications specialist who spent 22 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel in roles such as section

Jake Cline

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Jake Cline has been covering arts and entertainment in South Florida for more than 20 years as an editor, reporter and critic. Until recently, he was the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s entertainment editor, where for seven years he oversaw arts coverage for the newspaper’s print and online properties. He is a native Floridian, a lifelong surfer, a soccer and baseball