Roxana Barba pursued undergraduate visual arts studies at Pontifica Universidad Católica in her native Perú prior to receiving her B.F.A in Dance from New World School of the Arts.
As Volunteer Coordinator for the Arts & Business Council and Program Coordinator for Artemis and The Field/Miami, Roxana worked closely with the Executive Directors to promote volunteer programs for the arts, design and facilitate artists’ workshops, and produce arts shows and performances.
During her five-year tenure as Community Program Manager with Arts for Learning, Roxana oversaw arts after-school and summer programming across forty-five sites in addition to ensuring successful implementation of program services by Arts for Learning’s cadre of teaching artists. Roxana managed contracts with 18 program partners/funders including The Children’s Trust, several local municipalities and over 35 MDCPS elementary and middle schools, reaching over 1,500 students. In addition, Roxana worked as sales consultant for Switzerland-based Licht Feld Gallery during Art Palm Beach (2012) and the Co11ective, an Art Basel Satellite Event (2012).
Prior to joining the Cultural Affairs Department, Roxana served as Contracts Grants Administrator for Broward County’s Children’s Services Administration Section, managing over $2 million of County funds contracted to provide behavioral health, special needs and substance abuse services for children and youth residing in Broward County.
Roxana joined the Cultural Affairs staff in August, 2012. In her capacity as Cultural Affairs Projects Administrator, she oversees the Community Grants program, a quarterly program responsive to non-profit organizations developing small to medium scale community-based cultural arts programs, projects and events.
Roxana has danced with Mexican choreographers Marcela Aguilar, Cecilia Appleton and Alicia Sanchez touring in and around Mexico City. She has also performed with Miami-based choreographer Letty Bassart and Theatre of the Oppressed/Miami for the Miami Made Festival presented by The Miami Light Project at the Adrienne Arsht Center.