Milteri Tucker

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. 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 worked with dance companies and choreographers in Puerto Rico, throughout the Caribbean and the United States. She’s performed and showcased her work at New York City Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, BAAD!: Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Thalia Spanish Theater, Castillo Theater, El Museo del Barrio, Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts and STEPS. Theater credits include The Perils of Chencha, written and directed by Anita Vélez Mitchell; YES I YES, written by Yolanda García Serrano, directed by Noelle Mauri; Amor Latino written and directed by Angel Gil Orrios; La Negra Más Bella and Llamada/Rally Cry, written and directed by Nancy Nevarez; and Lulu En La Habana, written by Ntozake Shange and directed by Carla Pinza. She portrayed Josephine Baker in Macy’s Herald Square’s tribute, First Diva: Josephine Baker in 2007. Milteri performed in Broadway’s Easter Bonnet competition at the Minskoff Theater in 2011. A member of Maria Torres Emerging Artist Foundation (MTAEF), Tucker was a featured dancer at the Latin Billboard Awards for Puerto Rican recording artist Don Omar in 2013, by choreographer and mentor Maria Torres. In 2019, Milteri represented Bomba Puertorriquena in Lin Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights movie. In addition to her choreographic and artist work, Milteri is the visionaire and author of the first bilingual (Spanish and English) children’s book on Bomba titled Bomba Puertorriquena. She is the CEO of the first international Caribbean dance line of skirts, Bombazo Wear: Bomba Caribbean Skirts. Additional Credits: Spike Lee Joint: High and Low, starring Denzel Washington, highlighted dancer.