Photo by Zoe Cinel

Pedro Pablo (they/them) is a Venezuelan-raised, Minneapolis-based queer dancer / performance maker. Founder/director of Viva la Pepa (, a collective of multi-generational queer performers in the Twin Cities. Their works are fueled by the overlapping values of Latinx and Queer cultures: melodrama, passion, decadence, and sensuality. An inaugural Jerome Hill Artist Fellow, Pedro embarked in a collaboration with Argentinian choreographer Celia Argüello, spending time together in the southern hemisphere researching bodies and movements in revolution across the Americas. Viva la Pepa’s last work performed in the US, Holy Doña, re-imagines the crucifixion as a queer performance ritual; they performed a preliminary duet iteration of this work in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Pedro co-directs a children and family theater program Drag Story Hour, and entertains the adults at night as their draglesque persona Doña Pepa. Currently a teaching artist with Upstream Arts and with the Pillsbury House Theater. 

Catch Pedro Pablo at the Festival!

MASTERCLASS – Wednesday, July 14 4:00-5:15PM
Thursday, July 15 7:00pm
Friday, July 16 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Friday, July 16th immediately following the performance