We had the good fortune of connecting with Maria Serritella Anton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Maria, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I pursued an artistic and creative career because it has always been the driving passion inside my heart. There is really nothing else that lights me up more than the entertainment and performing arts industry; fashion, music, dance, or theater.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I learned a very simple lesson later in my life, and to paraphrase, it is: to not try to be better than anyone else, only to be better than oneself.
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.
Being a native to Miami, there is so much to do, a week would fly by!
Bar scenes all over the city are stocked with plentiful options in specialty cocktails. And, coffee is a staple, especially, cafe Cubano.
Then, there is the dance club scene with all types of music. DJ16bit, aka Aldo Luca, of Kitchen Club is a personal favorite for New Wave and Industrial. If you prefer Freestyle/Disco, them DJ Carlos Sonic is the jam. And, there is plenty of live music and karaoke scattered around as well.
Boutique hotel lobbies on South Beach are definitely worth exploring.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My absolute beginnings of a career in the performing arts industry is credited to my mother, whom without her foresight, support, sacrifice, and ethical teachings, I would not have had the opportunity to become the woman in the arts I am today. To date, my parents are truly childlike in their display of genuine enthusiasm and excitement for their kids’ artistic accomplishments. They’re amazing, and I am so grateful for them.
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