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Miriam (mimi) Gabriel
is a performer and creator involved in live performance and film. She was born in Baltimore, MD, raised in Princeton, NJ, and is a graduate of Rutgers University.
She is a co-founder of MiZo Productions along with Zora Schiltz Rouse and Sophia de Baun. They are currently working on their comedic series, "Out There", which received a finishing grant from the New York Foundation of the Arts Women's Fund in Media, Music and Theatre.
MiZo Productions puts women and other underrepresented artists in positions of creative power to develop and amplify their/our voices in the art and entertainment industry. Our collaborative work explores the boundaries of physical comedy and provides thought-provoking, satirical commentary on society from artists on the fringe.
As a choreographer, Miriam has collaborated with Carlo Antonio Villanueva since 2014. Their work was presented at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Invocation Proclamation Manifesto at Gibney Dance, Movement Research at Judson Church, Cathy Weis' Sundays on Broadway, FABxAUNTS at WOW Café Theatre, the Jack Crystal Theater at NYU, Rutgers University, and the Brooklyn Studios for Dance. Their work has received support from a NYU Tisch Summer Dance Residency, a creative and teaching residency at Stony Brook University’s Center for Dance, Movement, and Somatic Learning, as well as from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.
Miriam is currently involved in dance projects with Kyle Marshall Choreography, Maya Lee-Parritz, and Stephanie Acosta. Past dance projects include working with the Stephen Petronio Company, Merce Cunningham Trust, GREYZONE, Zultari Gomez, Lisa Fagan, Sarah Lifson and Kayla Farrish. She was cast in a feature film, "Scenes from a Breakup", that was screened at film festivals in 2018 and 2019, including the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, the Covellite International Film Festival, and Anthology Film Archives as part of NewFilmmakers NY. She has also appeared in other works such as the short film, "Squeezed", by Dan Rosen, and Gus Dapperton's music video, “Prune, You Talk Funny”.
Miriam also works in New Jersey and New York as a domestic worker and server when she is not performing and creating.