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Michael Spring
Senior Advisor to the Mayor // Department Director
(305) 375-4634
As director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Michael Spring is responsible for supervision of a public arts agency with an annual budget of more than $35 million. In 2014, Mayor Carlos Gimenez expanded his responsibilities by... More
Marialaura Leslie
Deputy Director
(305) 375-5042
Marialaura Leslie is an arts administrator with twenty-five years of experience. She joined the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs in 2001. Marialaura has worked with cultural institutions in Miami, New York and Puerto Rico, including... More
Carolina Alfonso
Construction Projects Manager
(305) 375-3671
Carolina Alfonso joined the Department of Cultural Affairs in 2006, as a Construction Projects Manager. She is responsible for the management, development and contract execution for diverse projects including currently existing facilities, projects... More
Kelly Allocco
Cultural Projects Administrator
(305) 375-4636
Kelly Allocco joined the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs in July of 2001 and serves as the administrator for three of the Department’s grants programs: 1) the Major Cultural Institutions (MCI) Grants Program, which provides funding... More
Francine M. Andersen
Chief of Arts Education
(305) 375-5024
Francine Andersen joined the Department of Cultural Affairs in 1993, first as an administrator for the Performing Arts Center Trust during the design phase of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts... More
Roxana Barba
Cultural Projects Administrator
(305) 375-4209
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... More