DIRECTOR
Rosario Ramirez Martinez

er dance and art career started at the age of three when she attended the Star Time School of dance in New York. That continued with the Abbot Dance School also in New York. When she moved to Florida she continued her studies with Martha Grahams’ disciple Phills Kapp at her dance studio in Coral Gables. She also studied with Ron Daniels and Martha Maher.  Through this period of time she participated in auditions for shows like Ted Mack at NBC and was a finalist at the Hialeah Miami Springs beauty contest for the Miss America Pageant in 1967. It was at this time that her professional career started when she became a dance teacher for the Dade County Schools where she taught in more than 10 of its school for the past 46 years.  For her outstanding service to the community education, spanning two generations; for her tireless commitment to the welfare of her 20,000 students; and for the many lives she has touched as teacher, mentor and peer, Director Rosario Ramirez- Martinez received the 2008 Hall of Fame Award of the Miami Dade Coalition for Community Education, at a beautiful ceremony attended by Dade County Community School peers, executives and county officials. She adds to her experience having prepared public and private shows and recitals. IN 2003 she founded and has been the Executive Director of Miss Miami Tropic Scholarship Beauty Pageant.  For five years, until 2012, she conducted Miss USA, Florida preliminaries with a high number of the contestants, going through her pageants, placing in the State and National competitions. 2013 marks her starrting year as Executive Director for preliminaries to Miss Florida/Miss America. Her professional career has taken her to work with many contestants and pageants organizations in training and preparing participants on their talent and presentation performances.