Former Studio Artists

These former Studio Artists crossed paths on a daily basis with other painters, writers, musicians, sculptors and photographers, which built strong connections that still extend over the island’s creative community.

Dancer, Choreographer

Kyla is the founder/artistic director of Dance Key West. Kyla has danced and shown her work at Dixon Place, Lincoln Center, Triskelion Arts and throughout Key West. She has also performed with Erin Rehberg’s Core Project Chicago, Paradise Ballet Theatre, The Buffalo Jills NFL Cheerleaders, Daniel Gwirtzman, The Love Show, and for artist Manuel Mendive at TSKW during the first US-Cuba museum exchange in 5 decades. Favorite projects include: The ReMARCable Dance Project, a program she created for adults with developmental disabilities, and choreography for ‘Ok, Toilet Bowl’ (a children’s music project by STEVENSTEVEN. Most recently, Kyla choreographed for StylePointe, a New York Fashion Week event which was featured on The Harry Connick Jr. Show.

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Musician, Producer

Miguel Perez is a musician and producer from Key West, Florida and the creator of MC COUSCOUS and the Con Leche Band. Growing up in Key West in the 1980’s surrounded by mysterious packages, “jewelry scales”, Cuban extended family and a colorful cast of Key West characters, Miguel experienced a childhood that was anything but ordinary. Drawing inspiration from a life like no other and an imagination that matches its absurdity, Miguel creates music accessible to all.

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Painter, Designer, Milliner

Judi Bradford is an ink and fabric artist living in Key West. She designs one-of-a-Kind hats and lighthearted ink and watercolor drawings. Her hat designs are flirty, dramatic, sophisticated, and feminine with a “Noir” tone. She also turns her hand to ink and watercolor drawings, available as originals, prints and notecards. “It’s surprising how similar sewing and drawing are.”

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