I’m a creative soul who has mastered several trades across several fields thanks to years of relentless endeavor, resourcefulness, and curiosity.

In the past 25 years I’ve been a professional dancer, actress, choreographer, television host, production coordinator, teaching artist, project captain, documentary researcher, tour manager, a music/theater/ film publicist, concert and theatre producer, adjunct lecturer, director of communications, an oral history collector, a podcast host, and continually consult and collaborate for a variety of clients in the arts and entertainment field. Presently, I serve as Director of Presidential Strategic Initiatives for Hostos Community College of The City University of New York.

 Production creation and delivery coordination is where my heart lies, and my experience in the performing arts, production, and media and communications extends to both the profit and nonprofit sector. I’ve worked in everything from community centers to historic concert halls to parks to prisons, and I’ve worked with emerging, established and renowned figures.

My name, Soldanela, is the Spanish translation of Edelweiss.



Sarah Lawrence College

Bachelor of Fine Arts, concentration in Dance, Bronxville, NY, 1994

Teachers College, Columbia University

Master of Arts in Arts Administration, New York, NY 2005