VALERIA A. AVINA
Award-winning Queer Nonbinary Film Director, Actor, Clown and Voice Coach from Durango Mexico based in NYC.
Valeria teaches Voice at Rutgers University Masson Gross School of Arts, they are The Regional Coordinator of Latin America of The Fitzmaurice Institute and a Pediatric Clown at Healthy Humor.
Currently working on an upcoming Film Even In The Light. Valeria has appeared in dozens of performances, workshops and readings with theaters such as New York Theater Workshop, INTAR, Phoenix Theater Company, All for One Theater, Drama League, Bushwick Star, The Tank, The Lark, LATEA, La Micro Theater, to name a few.
Valeria has won Film festivals and nominations across the country and Internationally as an actor and Director such as: Fuerza Fest, The New York Long Island Film Festival, Flow Festival and Film Market, International Puerto Rican Film Festival, Latino Film Market and the Official Latino Film Festival.
Proud member and panelist at Fuerza Fest, Cayenne Film Festival, Colectivo LGBT Durango Mexico, UNIT52, The Dramatist Guild, NALIP and Ensemble Member at The Phoenix Theater Ensemble.
City Artist Corps Grant Recipient 2021, PANO grants Semi- Finalist 2022, NALIP 2021 Diverse Women in Media Forum Emerging Content Creators Scholarship Recipient and 2023 Doreen Montalvo 'Do It Anyway' Scholarship Finalist.