Valeria A Avina
Actor, Director, Producer, writer and a Voice Coach based in NYC, born and raised in Durango, Mexico. MFA from The University of Iowa, and a BA from Graceland University. She is a Certified Assistant teacher of The Fitzmaurice Voicework. Currently she teaches vocal technique at Fordham University, and at La Universidad de las Americas de Puebla, MX.
Valeria ia a proud member of the Saudade Theatre Company, Intar UNIT52, BBR Productions, The Dramatist Guild, NALIP, Board Member at The Cayenne Film Festival, Panelist at The FLOW Film Festival, and member of El Colectivo LGBTTTIQ Durango,Mx.
She has been well known for her solo work such as: The Wound of a Nation, Magic Tape and Honduras by Sarah Farrington.
Valeria has performed in prolific companies and festivals such as All For One Theater, Dixon Place, Drama League, Intar, Danisarte, Teatro SEA, Bushwick Starr, The Tank, The Lark, The Working Theater, Noor Theater, La MicroTheater, Shakespeare in the Park (IA), Judson Church, Human Rights Festival, International High school for health and science, Michael Chekhov Theater Festival CT, So-Fi Festival, LATEA, The Flea, AS220 Providence RI, The ONE Festival (Teatro Circulo) and, Planet Connections Festivity. In 2017, she was nominated at The Planet Connections Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play for her role in Victory Girls by Kristina Poe.
Some of her TV/Film credits are commercial for Target, NBA,Cadillac, Revlon,Stratus, Fidelis Care, Indriver, NJM Insurance, Mastercard and an episode for Ralph Friedman TV Series, The perfect Murder and POSE (FX).
Currently, she released a short film called “Patterns” official selection of the Inwood Quarantine Short Film Festival 2020, FLOW Film Festival FL. and Semi Finalist at the AltFF Festival in Toronto. She also produced along with her fellow artists Jacqueline Guillen and Gerogina Lease Escobar their series called “Hechas”, they have released the first two episodes and awaiting for festivals worldwide. Her next production, directed by her is a political short film called "Do You Believe Me Now", which it will be released festivals begging of the 2021.