Performance Artist & Teacher
Lela Lombardo has trained and performed in Europe and the U.S. as an actress, dancer and singer/songwriter.
While studying musical theatre at Just School of Music and Dance in Munich, Lombardo formed her first Jazz ensembles, performing straight-ahead Jazz, Bossa Nova and R&B. She was awarded “Best R&B and Jazz Vocalist 1999, by “Power of the Drum World Beat Festival”.
The Sun Sentinel called the vocal performance of her own compositions the highlight of Miami Light Project’s Here & Now Festival 2001. She also created a musical tribute entitled “I have a dream”, an adaptation of her own compositions and the gospel of Dr. Martin Luther King. The work was performed live at the Bass Museum.
She has been teaching dance, drama, movement, yoga and voice at many private and public schools throughout South Florida and is an artist-activist in the social justice and environmental movement. Lombardo is Founder and Artistic Director of Higher Ground, a community dance company. Lombardo is interested in exploring the identity of nature, race relations, anthropology, and the environment.