Milteri Tucker Concepcion/Bombazo Dance Co., 2018 NALAC Fund for the Arts Grantee

Milteri Tucker Concepcion

  • Dance
  • Bronx, NY

Born and raised in Puerto Rico. Ms. Tucker holds degrees in Dance, Biology and Chemistry, a master in Dance Education from New York University-NYU. Is the founder and artistic director of BOMBAZO Dance Co. Ms Tucker has apprenticed and performed with Bomba elders and distinguished Bomba families in Puerto Rico from San Juan, Santurce, Loiza, Catano, Ponce, Mayaguez, Arroyo. As an educator and Master Bomba dancer, she lectures in dance departments on Bomba dance technique, figure and timing across the United States and internationally. Milteri has worked for distinguished dance companies and choreographers from Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and United States. She has performed and showcased her work at City Center, Alvin Ailey, Hostos Main Stage, BAAD, Pregones Theater, Thalia Spanish Theater, Castillo Theater, El Museo del Barrio, Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, PRTT and STEPS. Theater Credits include:The Perils Of Chencha” written and directed by Anita Velez Mitchell, YES I YES, written by Acclaimed Spanish writer Yolanda Garcia Serrano directed by Noelle Mauri, Amor Latino written and directed by Angel Gil Orrios, La Negra Mas Bella”, “Llamada/ Rally Cry” both written and directed by Nancy Nevarez, Lulu en la Habana written by Ntozake Shange and directed by Carla Pinza. She portrayed Josephine Baker for Macy’s Herald Squares tribute to the “First Diva: Josephine Baker” in 2007, performed for Broadway’s Easter Bonnet at the Minskoff Theater in 2011 and highlighted dancer at the Latin Billboards for Puerto Rican urban artist, Don Omar.