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Laura Bruney

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February 23, 2018 at 8:56 AM

As President and CEO of the Arts & Business Council of Miami for the past 25 years, Laura Bruney has helped strengthen the cultural community through leadership and board development programs, audience development and marketing initiatives, volunteer programs for the arts and networking and community events. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of Council staff, policy and programs. Ms. Bruney works closely with the governing board to develop and implement the Council’s strategic plan, interfaces with the cultural community on behalf of the Council, and is the Council’s chief spokesperson.

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Michelle Solomon

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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