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Meet the Founder & Organization



With decades of experience in the studios, schools, and theaters of Cuba, Suki and her partners have worked extensively with artists, professors, writers and performers across the island.  


CAM creates civilized adventures. We have traveled and worked in Cuba since the 1970s through today.


Cuban Arts Match associates have authored books, led tours, produced music, ballets, concerts, films, painting and sculpture. Suki’s well-received book, Contemporary Dance in Cuba: Técnica Cubana as Revolutionary Movement (McFarland Press, 2012) is the first to describe the Cuban contemporary dance technique now taking the world by storm. Her book s recounts a whirlwind experience of living and working with Cuban artists in good times and bad.



Key Partners fall into

THREE categories:


U.S. Consultants:

CAM is comprised of specialists in all forms of Cuban artistic and cultural production:


  • Dance:  ballet, contemporary, Flamenco, Afro-Cuban, folklore, social dance and hip hop


  • Music: performers, composers, conductors, music producers, music historians and ethnomusicologists


  • Theater: actors, directors and playwrights


  • Language: Cuban literature specialists in Spanish and the Santería languageof LuCuMi


  • Media, economics and politics 


  • Visual Arts: photographers, filmmakers, painters, sculptors and poets. 


Cuban partners:


The renown national university and school of the arts that house both performing and visual arts


The three national dance companies (Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Conjunto Folklorico, and Danza Contemporánea de Cuba) and their associated schools; 


National and local symphonies, orchestras, composers and bands; independent performing arts companies and schools specializing in all genres;


Members of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba;

Photographers such as David Garten whose photos bring to life the vibrant culture


Filmmakers, playwrights, directors and actors; and painters, sculptors, and curators in independent galleries and national museums. 


Travel agency partner: 


AltruVistas are trusted travel professionals who manage travel planning and logistics.


CAM enhances those travel experiences so that they are personal and unique.


AltruVistas make your travel plans; CAM makes your travel unforgettable!!

Suki John's
Cuban Projects


The book, Contemporary Dance in Cuba: Técnica Cubana as Revolutionary Movement


Choreographic endeavors in Cuba:

Alicia Alonso's National Ballet of Cuba,  Danza Narciso Medina, Danza Espiral, Danza Contemporánea de  Cuba


Connect with Suki here

Suki John and Tomás Guilarte rehearsing at Narciso Medina's Havana studio in 2000. 

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