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Violeta Picayo

is a bilingual Cuban-American director, actor, and choreographer. A born and raised New Yorker, she is passionate about creating works of and for her home city. Guided by a deep interest in the inherited body, Violeta has made her artistic home with some of New York's most dynamic theater companies. World premieres include Helen. by Caitlin George (En Garde Arts, SuperGeographics @ La Mama), and The Strangers Came Today by Emily Zemba (New Ohio, Society).


Violeta has worked at NYC venues including BAM, La Mama, The Public, Second Stage, Gym at Judson; regionally throughout the US at the American Repertory Theater, Portland Center Stage, City Theater, Fisher Center; and internationally  in Argentina, England, Greece, India, Scotland.


Violeta is an associate artist of the SITI Company, and a company member at Bedlam, OYL, and the SuperGeographics. She is a proud graduate of Vassar College, the National Theater Institute, and SITI Company's Conservatory.

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