Based In: Bronx
Bombazo Dance Co preserves, showcases, and educates people about Afro Puerto Rican Bomba and Afro Caribbean and traditional folkloric elements. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, founder Milteri Tucker holds degrees in Dance, Biology and Chemistry as well as a Masters Degree in Dance Education from New York University. She is the founder and artistic director of Bombazo Dance Co. Ms. Tucker has apprenticed and performed with Bomba elders and distinguished families in San Juan, Santurce, Loza, Cata, Ponce, Mayagez and Arroyo, Puerto Rico. As an educator and master Bomba dancer, she lectures on dance technique, figure and timing across the United States and the world. Milteri has worked with dance companies and choreographers in Puerto Rico, throughout the Caribbean and the United States. She’s performed and showcased her work at City Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, BAAD!: Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Thalia Spanish Theater, Castillo Theater, El Museo del Barrio, Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts and STEPS.
Theater credits: “The Perils of Chencha”, written/directed by Anita Vlez Mitchell; YES I YES, written by Yolanda Garc Serrano/directed by Noelle Mauri; Amor Latino‚ written/directed by Angel Gil Orrios; La Negra Ms Bella” and “Llamada/Rally Cry”, written/directed by Nancy Nevarez; and Lulu En La Habana‚ written by Ntozake Shange/directed by Carla Pinza. She portrayed Josephine Baker in Macy’s Herald Square‚ tribute, “First Diva: Josephine Baker” in 2007. Milteri performed in Broadway’s Easter Bonnet competition at the Minskoff Theater in 2011 and was a featured dancer at the Latin Billboard Awards for Puerto Rican recording artist, Don Omar in 2013.