SSF 2018 Featured Comedian Julie Baez

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Originally from the Dominican Republic, Julie Baez is an upcoming and rising local comedian with stories of her life growing up in Miami, and now married with kids. She began doing open MICs at local comedy venues like the Miami Improv and within just a few years, has won several local comedy competitions. Now you can see her performing in comedy clubs around South Florida, Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York City. Recently she has worked with Alex Reymundo (Original Latin Kings of Comedy), Donnell Rawlings (Chappelle’s Show), Aida Rodriguez (Last Comic Standing), Rich Vos (Comedy Central) Kira Soltanovich (Oxygen Network’s Girls Behaving Badly) and Esther Ku (MTV’s Girl Code), just to name a few.

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Whether she's hosting a spoken word event, music festival, or playing the role of a santera or vixen, Deborah Magdalena makes every emotion super real. This performance artist has acquired impressive TV & Film credits for the past twenty years including Sesame Street (CTW), Apollo Comedy Hour (Tribune Entertainment), Safe Harbor (Warner Brothers), Striptease (Castle Rock), Holyman (Caravan), and For Love or Country (HBO). As a published spoken word artist Deborah has released three CDs, a chapbook, and the spoken word musical FUNKdalena. As an artist-activist she’s the founder of Spoken Soul Festival, a twelve year old, three-day festival that helps women artists go from novice to professionals. As an educator Deborah for the past eight years has led in-school presentations in numerous high schools for the National YoungArts Foundation, is the co-founder of Piano Slam, and led various workshops for local art organizations like Miami Light Project and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami. Most recently and for the seventh year in a row, she was invited by the Arsht Center and Ailey Arts & Education Foundation to serve as the Creative Communication instructor for Ailey Camp Miami.

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