Mario Jaramillo is a visual and performance artist, graphic designer, motivational speaker and entrepreneur. His position of leadership within the local hip-hop community extends back to his adolescence, when he founded a dance company that went on to gain international acclaim for their talent and innovation. Through this ensemble, Mr. Jaramillo also organizes missions to promote education, community building, and positive hip-hop in countries around the world in collaboration with the American state department cultural exchange initiatives.
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Mario Jaramillo has a long history of leading cultural exchanges abroad and furthering Houston's global connections, In April of this year, he traveled to Basrah to lead an extensive cultural exchange program. Hosted by one of Houston's key partners in our sister city relationship, the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah, the program consisted of a series of theater and dance workshops. For his work in Basrah, Iraq, Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston proclaimed June 21st, 2016 - Mario Jaramillo Day.