Miami’s 200-foot-tall “dancing lady” may be going away – but three South Florida dancers are taking her place on the side of a downtown hotel.
The moves of dancers Jasmine Howell, Jay Marcos and Jessica Mederos will take a prominent place in the city’s skyline on the InterContinental Miami hotel in time for Art Basel, the hotel announced Tuesday.
Howell has performed in New York City’s Joyce Theater to works by choreographers including Martha Graham and Robert Battle. She recently received her bachelor’s in fine arts in dance from the New World School of the Arts, and works as a personal trainer to help people lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle.
Marcos set out as a street performer in New York, and subsequently appeared in music videos by stars such as Christina Aguilera and Mary J. Blige and appeared on fashion runways. He teaches dance classes at Body & Soul Gym in Coral Gables.
Mederos, who teaches at Dance Unlimited in Kendall, has been dancing for over 10 years. She recently graduated from Southwest Miami Senior High School.
The new skyline stars were chosen following an open call dance-off last Thursday and a finalists round that was judged by Miami City Ballet principle dancer Jeanette Delgado, VH1’s Jane Castro and Clara Stroude-Vaszuez of the Miami Heat organization.
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