Barbara Delgado Acosta is the visionary and founding member of Miami Dance Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing dance classes and events for children and youth with disabilities. She has used her experience and passion for dance to create a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for youth and children who would otherwise not have access to dance programs.
Barbara’ s love for dance began when she was young and grew up learning various dance styles, including ballet, modern, and jazz. After becoming a trained dancer, she worked with several dance companies and studios before realizing the need for an inclusive dance program designed for children with disabilities.
Driven by this realization and passion for dance advocacy, Barbara founded Miami Dance Project to help children and youth with disabilities have the opportunity to express themselves, find their voice through movement, and gain confidence and joy in their abilities.
Since the establishment of Miami Dance Project Barbara and her team have been committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment that celebrates diversity and empowers young people with disabilities. Today, the organization stands as a testament to Barbara’s s leadership and vision.
Roberto Dias was born in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. He started his career dancing in several professional dance companies in Brazil. He’s danced in famous operas such as Aida de Verdi, Porgy and Bess, and Ravel Bolero. He studied ballet, modern dance, jazz, and contemporary. He’s worked on television and traveled the world performing at several famous theaters.
Mr. Dias is the Artistic Director of the Brazarte Dance Company in Miami, FL. The Brazarte Company was awarded 6 Oscars for the Best Brazilian Dance Company in the United States at the International Brazilian Press Awards.
Yaima Mendez is a world-class professional bailarina from the Ballet National of Cuba. She arrived in Miami to pursue personal freedom and advanced career opportunity.
She has a longer trajectory, dancing famous ballets and neoclassical for 24 years. She has performed with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Dance Alive National Ballet, and Dimensions Dance Theater of Miami.
She enjoys dance, teaching, and choreography, working with many dance academies her in South Florida. Ms. Yami (her nickname) created more than 50 ballets for Christmas shows, recitals and competitions, helping her students become the best versions of themselves.
She loves to dance Flamenco and is also a Flamenco teacher. Yaima is an accomplished ballerina, teacher, and choreographer.
Braulio Velazquez Delgado
Hip Hop/Contemporary Instructor
THE CHILDREN’s TRUST
The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County by making strategic investments in their futures
“The MDP Summer Dance Camp is funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children's Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.”
“With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
State of Florida
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture Miami-Dade County Dept of Cultural Affairs