Marie Poncé (Cherokee/Taino) is a NYFA Fellow 2016 (Choreography), Lifetime member: Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, LMCC, Pick of the Fringe-Edinburgh, Scotland, award winning Actor, Native Hoop Dancer, Singer, craftsman, professor: SAG-Aftra, Negro Ensemble Co. and NYU/Stella Adler, published writer, whose solo featured at 92Y, SummerStage, NMAI/Jewish Museum’s Almost Summer Celebration Wagner Park. She co-produced Restoration and Healing, Inc. workshops for trauma, Monrovia, Liberia. Founder/NEC Monthly Meets/Open Artist NYC: artists as entrepreneurs; writer of The Roots of Rap at IRT Intl Experimental Thr. Fest. Cairo, Egypt; Audelco Award; Carmen–One Life to Live; writer/actor AWOL-pilot for Mad TV.