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Miral Kotb

Miral Kotb

Founder, iLuminate

In 2009, entrepreneur, dancer, choreographer, and software engineer Miral Kotb combined her passion for dance and computers to create iLuminate, the entertainment technology company that combines state-of-the-art technology with exhilarating dancers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate audience experience. Miral received her degree in Computer Science from Columbia University while honing her dance skills in New York City. Upon graduating she secured a position with Bloomberg L.P. as a senior software engineer, then entered the world of mobile application development. Her work as a dancer and choreographer has been presented at numerous venues worldwide. Miral had a vision of dancers wearing costumes that illuminated wirelessly to compliment the music and choreography—wireless technology that could be controlled from the palm of one’s hand. Developing iLuminate was the perfect way to combine her uniquely different worlds and follow her true passion. iLuminate took audiences by storm in 2011 when America voted it to be one of the top finalists on the hit television show, America’s Got Talent. Miral has programmed iLuminate's patent-pending technology for such Grammy-winning superstars as Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyed Peas and Death Cab for Cutie. The technology has also been featured on shows including Dancing with the Stars, the American Music Awards, Mira Quien Baila, The X Factor, MTV’s Video Music Awards, Nickelodeon’s HALO Awards, and the BET Awards. She has presented at Google Zeitgeist, Google’s sponsored Made with Code, where she is also a mentor, On Cue, TedX Teen, Center for Global Brand Leadership, for numerous corporate conferences globally, and TedX Broadway.




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