Marie Poncé. Cherokee/Lucayo-Taino Lifetime member: Thunderbird American Indian Dancers,Inc. NYFA Fellow 2016 Choreography, 2017 LMCC and DiP Gibney Fellow, American Dance Guild, Jacob’s Pillow, Pick of the Fringe-Edinburgh, Scotland, is a American Indian Hoop Dancer, Flying Hoops founder, Actor, Singer, writer/researcher, craftsman. Character Acting professor at SAG-Aftra, Negro Ensemble Co. and NYU/Stella Adler, published writer. Featured solo at 92Y, SummerStage and Almost Summer Celebration Wagner Park with NMAI/Jewish Museum. Co-produced Restoration and Healing Inc workshops for trauma, Monrovia, Liberia. Founder /NEC Monthly Meets/Open Artist NYC.: Artist Business Tools for Thriving Artists and Non-Profits, writer of The Roots of Rap at IRT, Audelco Award, graduate of Holy Cross College and National Shakespeare Co Conserv., Intl Experimental Thr. Fest. Cairo, Egypt, Carmen-One Life to Live, writer/actor AWOL pilot for Mad TV, www.marieponce.com.
Graduate of Holy Cross College and National Shakespeare Co Conserv, Alvin Ailey
Taino culture language folklore, Bahamas, Key West, Dominican, Puerto Rican and Florida Indigenous info, Ethnobotany, Lokono-Guyanese, Tupi, Cartibe Culture, Arawak and Lokono language, Archeology and healing practices.