Isha Renta, 2019 NALAC Leadership Institute Alum

Isha Mary Renta López

  • Dance
  • Fredericksburg, VA

Isha Renta was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico but her first experience with Afro-Puerto Rican bomba was in Washington, DC. She began her training in 2007 with ‘Raíces de Borinquen’, as her passion for this genre increased. Isha founded and directs ‘Semilla Cultural’, a non-profit organization shaped by a team of volunteers that educates about bomba through workshops, classes and performances. Isha is also a member of the all-female bomba and plena ensemble, Madre Tierra. Isha is fully committed to preserve and disseminate her culture to empower the communities while she continues her growth in this field.