Angelica Gorrio was born in Lima, Peru. She is a first-generation college graduate and received a Bachelor of Arts from Sacred Heart University. Gorrio worked as a producer in one of NY’s top Spanish-language radio stations and owned a digital arts studio before deciding to follow her passion of folk and traditional arts. In 2018 she founded a traditional Peruvian Dance group, Marinera CT, the first Hispanic group invited to perform in the 26th Annual Holiday Parade of the city of Stamford. Gorrio’s paintings depicting her Peruvian culture have also been chosen by the city as part of an art exhibition around the city.