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Miriam (mimi) Gabriel
Miriam Gabriel is a multidisciplinary artist working in performance, film, and education. She was born in Baltimore, MD, raised in Princeton, NJ, and is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance. She is currently a Heather Watts Scholar at Hunter College as a master's candidate in Dance Education and runs the dance department at New York City Montessori Charter School.
She is a co-founder of MiZoSo Productions along with Zora Schiltz Rouse and Sophia de Baun. Their comedic series, "Out There", premiered at TV Series Festival Berlin in 2022 and was shown at various festivals nationally, and is available for viewing on YouTube. "Out There" received a 2020 finishing grant from the New York Foundation of the Arts Women's Fund in Media, Music, and Theatre.
Miriam and Sophia de Baun are in the final stages of post-production with their short, "Filling Holes", which received support from the New York City Artist Corps Grant. She was also a producer for "Chiqui", a pilot written and directed by Carlos Cardona which premiered at Sundance in 2022 in their episodic category.
As a choreographer, Miriam has collaborated with Carlo Antonio Villanueva since 2014. Their work was presented at Dance Place, The Kennedy Center, 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 spent many years dancing with Kyle Marshall Choreography as a founding company member. Other past dance projects include working with Susan Marshall in collaboration with Martha Friedman, Stephanie Acosta, Maya Lee-Parritz, Stephen Petronio Company, the 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".