About this Artist
Maritxell Carrero is an actress, producer, interdisciplinary artist and facilitator. From a very young age her love for her native Puerto Rico, music, family, art, healing and social justice have been her compass. She holds an MFA from University of California- San Diego and a BFA from Florida International University. She is Co-Founder of Carrero Creatives where she has collaborated as producer and cultural consultant for several artistic projects including the 2023 Grammy Awards Bad Bunny opening number, where she also performed as a dancer. Her dynamic vision for creating spaces where art can thrive has led her to combine her passion for performance to that of producing. She is producer of Calle de la Resistencia, a musical film shot during the pandemic. The film was nominated for Best Puerto Rican Film in 2022 and is available now on Amazon Prime.
She is founder of Taller Kurubina, a space to share her love for her Afro- Puerto Rican musical ancestry, dance and cultural events in Los Angeles . As an actress, she was recently part of the cast of 'Seven,' a play commissioned by female rights organization Vital Voices, and brought to the stage on a national level by L.A. Theatre Works. She was the lead actress in Peter Sellars' opera, 'The Indian Queen,' recipient of five 2015 Golden Mask Awards, which she notably performed at the English National Opera, Teatro Real in Madrid, and Moscow's Bolshoi Theater. She is the writer/producer of 'A Revolutionary Mystic,' a biographical one-woman show retracing the life of famed Puerto Rican activist Lolita Lebrón. She has made it a point to pair her career in the
entertainment industry with educational endeavors for various organizations such as Theater of Hearts in Los Angeles, East LA Classic Theater, Libérate Language Justice, Urban Peace Institute, and Acting Conservatory at the Puerto Rican Athenaeum. Maritxell is thrilled to serve as Production & Tour Manager and use her experience in support of CONTRA-TIEMPO'S vision.