Maritza Mercado-Narcisse has had the privilege of performing her work on the Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out stage, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and Piccolo Spoleto. She is a Louisiana Division of the Arts Fellow and has studied most recently with Susan Marshall, Doug Varone, Beppie Blankert & Milton Myers. She has been a New Orleans native since 1988 and has worked with a variety or NOLA based dance and theater artists including ArtSpot Productions, Moving Humans and Mondo Bizarro. She is "Mama" to Tyger, and Mateo; wife to J Hammons. This Summer Maritza premiered her company the Narcisse|Movement Project and will be teaching a master class series at Dancing Grounds in April.