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Meet Our Executive Team


Eli Hernandez, President CEO Artistic Director

Eli Hernandez, founder and owner at Events by Eli, and mother of 2 beautiful children, was born on December 1st, 1983 under the sign of Sagittarius.  Traits of this zodiac sign are intellectual, adventurous, straight-forward, and optimistic, all of which have made her an acclaimed Artistic Director, MC and Choreographer of  social and corporate productions, among other venues.
As a child, she attended St. Michael the Archangel School where she distinguished herself from the rest in varied sports.  Every year she won many awards and prizes for her prowesses in each sport, finally earning the MVP award on her final year.  During this time, she also attended modeling school at Maxine's Models Clique, where she graduated with a modeling degree and had the honor of modeling in Miami's best runway shows.  It is safe to say she had her hand in everything, including dance.  Little known to her friends, she attended daily dance lessons, among everything else, with none other than master ballet legend Alita Cabrera for 10 years.  She continued to be a prominent athlete in high school where she was recruited as a freshman to play varsity level sports, eventually selected as Captain for each team.  As a senior she was awarded Most Athletic and was given the Sportsmanship Award of the Year, as well as the Coach's Award.  To culminate her slew of high school awards and recognitions she was voted as Prom Queen.  She went on to spend her college years at FIU juggling between a career in sports management ,nursing, dance and business.

 Throughout her career, which started at a very young age, she has been blessed to experience and immerse herself in different cultures through the art of dance.  Among the styles of dance are Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Mambo, Samba, Reggaeton, Jazz, Modern, African, Ballet, Flamenco, Tap, Riverdance, Hip Hop, Ballroom, and the list goes on.  Her passion for dance led her to volunteer her expertise to her friends.  At the tender age of 16, she choreographed her first Quince with the aide of her best friend.  At the time, it was just a favor she was doing for a classmate that could not afford high-end choreographers.  The Quinces were a hit, and shortly thereafter, she began to receive offers for more Quince choreographies.  She foretold the beginning of something great and Eli's Custom Choreography was born.  Back then, the Quince world was very traditional and straight-forward with simple choreographies.  She began to add different aspects and layers to a Quince party making it more than just a party, but an event production.  Therefore, she changed the company's name to Events by Eli.  Eli, being a youthful, aspiring, and very creative entrepreneur transformed the world of Quinceanera parties into the Quince production masterpieces of today. 
Eli has been highly recognized by her peers in the entertainment industry.  She has been invited for exclusive interviews for Telemundo, Univision, America TV, Azteca TV, Mega TV, MTV and MTV3.  She has appeared as choreographer and event producer for the glamorous and extravagant quince productions on “My Super Sweet 16” on MTV and “Quiero Mis Quince” on Mega TV; all of which have given her a five-star rating as a distinguished event producer in this market.  She has also been honored to direct the most ostentatious, jaw-dropping, VIP events in Miami; including, but not limited to those of celebrities, athletes, politicians, TV personalities and recognized Corporate clients like Goya, Comcast, Mc Donalds, Fed Ex, Boys and Girls Club, Leadership Broward, Dunkin Donuts, Adidas, Irina Shabayeva-Project Runway , just to name a few.


Paola Rodriguez, Executive Advisor

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Natalie Laguna, Executive Assistant to Director

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Keny Flores, Senior Event Coordinator


Veronica Orozco, Creative Producer

Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. Moved to Miami to pursue my passion for media and content creation. Graduated Cum Laude in both my Marketing Management and Advertising degrees. Became a member of the school board for Art Direction at the Art Institute Miami from 2012-2015. Passionate about media and storytelling. Recently expanded my studies to include both Story Seminars with Robert McKee and Digital Marketing at NYU. Have worked for the past 4 years in TV industry as a free lance producer to include Premios Billboard and Premios Tú Mundo as well as other international series. A fan of everything media and advertising; currently working in the TV and Digital Marketing industry.

Alan Rodriguez, Chief Tech Director

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Rolly Villaverde, Assistant Choreographer

Rolly Villaverde originally from Miami, Florida began his training at a local dance school called Pepe Bronce dance academy. He went on from there to work under the direction of Maunel and Lory Castro, where he specialized in Latin Ballroom and went on to compete professionally as well. In 2009, Rolly appeared on the hit show "So You think You Can Dance" on Fox dancing with Janette Manara (top 8) and soon after went on to perform in many other television network shows like Paula Abdul's "Live to Dance", and  "Americas Got Talent".  He has also danced and worked for many celebrities including Thalia, Elvis Crespo, Laura Pausini, and Antony Santos known as "El Rey de la Salsa". As well as dancing, Rolly has also had the privilege to choreograph for many local and world renown artists like Omi (cheerleader), Lady M, Amara la Negra, and Xyleen Pacheco. He currently resides in Miami and is continuing to work rigorously both dancing and choreographing. Rolly is assistant choreographer at Events By Eli , where he plays a significant role in bringing to life our production choreographies.



Yessenia Cossio, Talent Captain

Yessenia Cossio was born and raised in Miami, FL. She is the youngest daughter of cuban immigrant parents. Cossio, is a certified Parkour/Freerunning instructor and an active member of the Screen Actors Guild union as an Actor & Stunt performer. Yessenia has had the opportunity to work with reputable networks such as NBC/Telemundo as a Stuntwoman & Actress for different tv series & as a competitor for tv show EXATLON Nickelodeon such as tv shows “I Am Frankie” & “EveryWitch Way”, Discovery Channel “Dark Waters”, NETFLIX Marvel tv show “Punisher” and FOX WARNER BROS tv show “Ultimate TAG” to name a few. Yessenia has had a significant impact on her community as she does surprise visits for children’s hospitals, homeless shelters and elderly homes. With her expertise in such a wide spectrum in the industry, Yessenia is the Talent Captain for Events By Eli and has been for over 15 years.


Luis Molina, Set Designer

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