Mayerlin Muñoz began dancing at the age of eight at the school Incolballet (Cali, Colombia). During her training, her studies included extensive work in ballet, modern, folklore, and contemporary dance. Her professional career started with Colombian Ballet Company in 2007, where she performed several classical ballets. In 2009 she was invited to go on tour to Germany and US with Colegio del Cuerpo Company. In 2011, she won a scholarship for the Ballet Hispanico Summer Intensive in New York City, and was asked to perform with the company. Following the summer, she was offered a position with the newly created Ballet
Hispanico 2 as a founding member. Ms. Muñoz expanded her contemporary and modern experience on stage as a member of JKing Dance Company, and performing in Alvin Ailey's workshops. Additionaly, she has been teaching ballet to little kids for several years. This is Ms. Muñoz’s second appearance as a guest artist with the Wake Forest Dance Festival along with her husband and dancer Manuel Barriga. Currently, she teaches ballet and specializes with kids aged 18 month-8 years old, and is the main teacher and studio manager at Tutu School Raleigh and Tutu School Cary.