Milteri Tucker Concepcion/Bombazo Dance Co, Catalyst for Change, NFA Grantee

Milteri Tucker Concepcion

  • Dance
  • Bronx, NY

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Milteri Tucker holds degrees in Dance, Biology and Chemistry as well as a Masters Degree in Dance Education from New York University. She is the founder and artistic director of Bombazo Dance Co, a Puerto Rican Bronx based non profit dance organization that preserves, educates, advocates and performs Bomba Puertorriquena (Puerto Rico’s oldest music and dance genre dating back to the 17th century by enslaved and free people of color). Ms. Tucker has apprenticed and performed with Bomba elders and distinguished families in San Juan, Santurce, Loíza, Cataño, Ponce, Mayagüez and Arroyo, Puerto Rico. As an educator and master Bomba dancer, she lectures on dance technique, figure and timing across the United States and the world. Milteri has performed on numerous theatrical productions, highlighted on Univision, Telemundo, Pix 11 news and Bronx Net, featured dancer in 2013 Latin Billboard awards with urban artist Don Omar, has received recognition from the Bronx Borough President Honarable Ruben Diaz Jr for her work with the Bronx Community through her organization and most recently, dancer in Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights the Movie.