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Venezuela Marka Dance Group Makes History at Jacksonville Jaguars Game

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Jacksonville, FL – In an iconic and celebratory event on September 24th, the Venezuela Marka Foundation's dance group dazzled audiences during the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans game, marking a significant milestone as the first Venezuelan dance group ever to perform at an NFL game.

Led by the foundation's Executive Director, Maria Kellermann, and under the artistic direction of Katherine Durand, the performance showcased the vibrant cultural heritage of Venezuela. Choreographed by the renowned Ivan Valderrama, the performance was further amplified by a collaboration with Isla Danza from Orlando.

"This is a monumental moment for Venezuela Marka and the entire Venezuelan community," commented Kellermann. "Our performance is not just a dance but a representation of our rich cultural heritage and a testament to the unity and diversity of our community."

The captivating display was a testament to the hours of rigorous training and dedication from the dancers, all of which came to fruition on the grand NFL platform, celebrated by tens of thousands in attendance and millions more watching globally.

The collaboration with Isla Danza and the leadership of Ivan Valderrama, Katherine Durand, Antonieta Armas & Enmanuel Flores contributed to the flawless execution and breathtaking spectacle. This partnership was a shining example of cultural groups coming together to showcase their shared passion and heritage on a grand stage.

"We're not just making history; we're paving the way for future generations to dream bigger and know that anything is possible," said Katherine Durand, Artistic Director of the foundation.

The Venezuela Marka Foundation extends its gratitude to the Jacksonville Jaguars organization for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and to everyone who has supported the foundation's journey to this momentous occasion.

For more information about the Venezuela Marka Foundation or to request interviews, please contact Maria Kellermann at +1.904.469.8083 or

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