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The Team

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Jessica Alvarez Dieguez

Artistic Director & Instructor

Actress, clown, director,  teacher, Argentine, a reference within the Latin theater scene in the United States, received the key to the city of Miami in 2016, AIPE 2016 in recognition of her career, in 2019 she received the award for best leading actress for her work in the play  "For the Pleasure of Volver a Verla" by Michel Tremblay,  inherited the passion for theater from her father, Alberto Joaquín Álvarez Dieguez, one of the creators of Grupo Marionet, today she carries out the task of programming for Teatro 8, she is the founder of Mirko Teatro and co-founder of HISTEAPA (Hispanic Theater and Producers Association), participated in countless plays as an actress, director, producer and adapter, carrying out an arduous task in the Latino theater market in the United States. Some of his works Bajo Terapia, Esperando la Carroza, Actrices, Terapia Amorosa, El Circo de Enriqueta and Agapito among others.

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Alejandro Vales

Manager & Instructor

Actor, clown, director and playwright.   As an actor  I participated in several works, to name a few we could say, El Desatino by Griselda Gambaro, Almas de Balvanera by Adriana Grinberg, Fate of Two Things or of Three by Rafael Spregelburd, in Cine I have no short dream directed by Jossie Malis and Becoming a film by Marcelo Lopez. In the field of direction are, among others, Bajo Terapia by Matias del Federico, Atracame mas by Alexis Valdes,  Waiting for the Carriage by Jacobo Langsner, One Hundred Times I Shouldn't by Ricardo Talesnik. He has written El Circo de Enriqueta y Agapito, a clown show aimed at the family,   among others presented at Teatro 8. He is the creator with his wife Jessica Alvarez Dieguez of the theater collective Cirko Teatro, they organized the first and only festival of Argentine theater in the city of Miami  in 2010, Co-founder of HISTEAPA (Hispanic Theater and Producers Association), today they face the artistic direction of Teatro 8 in Miami since 2014, where he directs most of the pieces presented there.
 

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Elena Medina

Lead Instructor

Elena Medina, actress, singer and composer from Madrid  Bachelor of Performing Arts. From a very young age he began to venture into the world of theater, music and singing. He starred in his first musical, “WE WILL ROCK YOU” at the age of 18 and since then he has continued his career in the world of musical theater. "Les Miserables", "My Fair Lady", "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Pegados, a different musical"... are some of the titles that he has represented throughout Spain. She arrived in MIAMI in 2016 where she continued to develop her acting career in projects with Telemundo (La suerte de Loli, La mujer de mi vida), Netflix (Pálpito) as well as in theater with the works "PARANORMALES" and "ACTRICES". 

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