We had the good fortune of connecting with Luis Corona and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Luis, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
My entire life has been surrounded by art. As a student I was exposed to the arts in my school where I learned about music, dance, art, and theater. From a young age, I used the arts to express myself. I see art in my every day life, from the leaves blowing in the wind or even in a person’s smile. With art, I can be myself, but can also be any other character that I choose to create. To me, art is the only thing in life that transcends time and is eternal.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Dance is ephemeral in time. As a photographer, I wanted to make those dance moments perpetual. As an artist, I have a unique ability to capture moments on stage that only someone who had been in that world could understand. One of the biggest challenges in photographing dancers on stage is undertanding that each dancer is an individual with a different essence. My goal with each photo, whether it’s done in a photo shoot or during a performance, is to show that person’s soul, and what sets him or her apart from others. That’s what I want to show the world.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Some of my favorite places to visit in Miami are the Perez Art Museum Miami and the Bass Museum in Miami Beach. Watching a ballet or a Broadway show at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is always a favorite. A must place to visit for great food and cocktails is Esotico Miami. And a fun place to party is The Deck in Wynwood because you can experience the eclectic culture Miami to has to offer.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I owe my success to my first dance teacher, Marcos Tulio, who inspired my love of dance, to my older brother, Orlando Corona, for motivating me to learn about photography, and to Teresa Carreño Theater in Caracas, Venezuela, that gave me the opportunity to live my dream as a professional ballet dancer.

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