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Meet Liz Marrero

Today we’d like to introduce you to Liz Marrero.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Liz. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am from Caracas Venezuela, where I started dreaming to be a dancer since a young age. I remember myself watching MTV music videos all day and hoping to be there one day.

I started training when I was 11 and the first dance style I ever trained was Belly dance, inspired by South-America’s favorite pop star singer Shakira. It is a funny fact every time I think I started dancing doing Belly dance, I remember once I even performed with a chandelier on my head. Curious is what started as a kid hobby began my professional vocation over the years.

By the time I was 14, after taking numerous dance classes and training in my city, I booked my first dance job for a musical theater play for kids. Since then, I have not stopped. I ended up developing an early dance career while studying High School. Three years later, I was touring with national artists as a backup dancer, I choreographed my first music video and I was working for numerous TV shows and entertainment events all over the country.

Then everything flipped around when I got the opportunity to move to Dublin Ireland to study English, I was 17 when I move out of my country for the first-ever. I knew how important it was to learn English if I wanted to be a dancer so I did not think it twice and left. That was a real adventure.

In Dublin, I experienced having an agency representation for the first time, I booked my first movie from the Bollywood scene called “Ek the tiger”, performed on huge festivals, and worked with brands as Smirnoff, Capital Morgan, Bank of Ireland, and others. I made friends that later introduce me to a dance camp in Poland named FNF and like that, I started to travel Europe looking for training and growth.

I traveled to England, France, Poland, Scotland and Spain and started meeting amazing dancers and choreographers, specially in Poland, I was the only Latina in a camp with approximate 300 dancers from all over Europe, training dance 10 hours a day, I experienced this two years back to back and it was a life-changing experience, I felt like I just opened my eyes to the world, I was so hungry and excited for the years to come. Most of the choreographers that taught at this camp were coming from Los Angeles and New York and this was my first door to work later in the US.

By 2014, I was ready to take a new step, I moved to New York City willing to improve my dance training to a professional level, I believe since experience things a bit backward, first starting working as a dancer and later then committing to train professionally, but sooner or later, focusing on my education at some point was the most rewarding choice I have ever made. I joined a certificate program, a three years of professional dance training at the legendary Peridance center in NYC. In this face of my life, I disconnected from being Liz the working dancer to be Liz the full-time dance student, it was challenging but wonderful, this program educated me integrally, from Ballet and contemporary, to hip hop, heels, waacking, vogue, breaking, musical theater jazz, voice, acting and much more, this program gave me the honor to train with dance legends as Danielle Polanco, Archie, Burnett, Jamie Salmon, Sekou, Tweetboogie and others. Here is where I truly learned what being a dancer means, what it takes to have the lifestyle of a professional dancer. New York built me and will always have a special place in my heart.

Then I graduated, I got a legal work permit for a year that only allowed me to work in the field I graduated from, dance. and it was then the time to finally make the big step, moving to Los Angeles.

I arrived on May 2016 with a heart full of dreams, I worked non stopped, crashed every audition possible and eventually got signed by MSA agency which so far, it’s being an amazing three years of journey with them and I am so grateful for their representation. I also believe I am the first Venezuelan to ever be represented by the agency, and that makes me feel very proud. What an adventure is being, but feeling so grateful for all the blessings that has come my way.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Being away from my family, long periods of time is the most significant struggle I have until today.

That never gets easy, at least to me. Besides that, life feels smooth when you live doing what you love and I am blessed to have that in my life. Every obstacle I consider a life lesson and every victory is fulfilling, but both are blessings either way.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I consider myself a movement artist. I have worked with movement for over 12 years of my life, performing on stages, working on tv and commercials, teaching dance classes, coaching and also choreographing for camera and live events.

What sets me apart from others is my authenticity, the flavor of my background, the creativity I have obtained from experiencing different cultures, and the passion I feel through all these blessings to make every project that comes my way the best experience ever.

If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Nothing. I feel very grateful with my life. Every obstacle is a life lesson and every victory is a fulfilling experience, but both are blessings anyway.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.lizmarrero.com
  • Email: lizzymarrero@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @liz_marrero
  • Facebook: @lizmarreroart

Image Credit:
Serin Matous @Sermports

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