Yesenia Fernandez-Selier is a Cuban born performer and researcher, Yesenia Fernandez Selier is currently a Media, Culture and Communication PhD Student at New York University-Steinhardt. Yesenia is the recipient of fellowships from CLACSO, CUNY Caribbean Exchange Program, Cuban Heritage Collection and the organization “Save Latin America”. Her work on Afro Cuban culture, encompassing dance, music and race identity has been published in Cuba, United States and Brazil. She produced the theater play “ Women Orishas” for Miami Cuban Museum (2013) and the show “Cuba en Clave” for the New York Cuban Cultural Center (2014). She was featured dancing Yemaya in Jazz at Lincoln Center 2014 opening with Wynton Marsalis, Chucho Valdes and Pedrito Martinez.