Valeria A Avina
Queer Mexican artist, clown, director, producer and 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 Fitzmaurice Voicework and The Fitzmaurice Institute Regional Coordinator of Latin America. Currently she teaches vocal technique at Fordham University and Rutgers University. Proud member of Intar UNIT52, BBR Productions, The Dramatist Guild, NALIP, Cayenne Film Festival, FLOW Film Festival, and El Colectivo LGBTTTIQ from Durango, Mexico. 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, Noor Theater, La Micro Theater, 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, Edward Hopper House, Phoenix Theater Ensemble, LATEA, The Flea, AS220 Providence RI, The ONE Festival (Teatro Círculo) 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 the NBA, Target, Cadillac, Revlon, Enfamil, Stratus, Fidelis Care, Indriver, NJM Insurance, Mastercard and an episode for Ralph Friedman TV Series, The Perfect Murder and POSE (FX). She will performs the solo piece, Honduras by Sara Farrington, originally directed by Evan Zes.
She is the co- producer of a Series “Hechas” Official Selection for the Latino Film Festival 2020 and Berlin Lift Off Festival 2021.
Recently released a short film called You Are Enough at Fuerza Fest 2021 and Official Selection of Scream it Off Screen 2021; Do You Believe Me Now a political piece to expose the problem of femicides in Mexico a official selection for the Latino Film Market 2021; “What If” a short film questioning the abuse of the art of dead artist, in this case Frida Khalo, Official Selection of the Generos E_Performances 2021 in Portugal.
She just received the City Artist Corps Grant where she will be screening her upcoming short “Entre Guerra y Guerra, a la Mierda la Bicicleta. You can find some of her Directorial work in her website such as “Out in our World” commercial by Out, sponsored by Orbitz and other music videos by well knowing singers such as Audry Funk, Sonia de Los Santos and Alea Music.