Cuban-born performer and researcher Yesenia Selier is the recipient of fellowships from CLACSO, Cuban Heritage Collection, the Díaz-Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection
and Tinker Foundation.
Her work on Afro-Cuban culture, encompassing dance, music, and racial identity, has been published in Cuba, the United States, Colombia, and Brazil.
Yesenia has worked alongside artists like Teresita Fernandez, Coco Fusco, Septeto Nacional de Cuba, Jane Bunnett, Wynton Marsalis, Chucho Valdés, Pedrito Martinez, Román Diaz.
She wrote and produced the theater play “ Women Orishas” for Miami Cuban Museum (2013); the show “Cuba en Clave” for the New York Cuban Cultural Center (2014); the performance-procession "Día de Reyes" at Madison Square Park (2015); the performance "Oshun-Inform" in Washington Square Park (2016); “Love Vibration”, Queens Museum (2017); “Nigra Suns” at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2018);
and “Cachita”, APAP (2019).
Yesenia is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication,
at New York University.