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is a bilingual Cuban-American director/choreographer and actor. She makes theater to ask questions together, and create spaces where wondering is a full-body activity. Violeta has directed world premiere productions including Helen. by Caitlin George (SuperGeographics, En Garde Arts @ La Mama), and The Strangers Came Today by Emily Zemba (Society @ New Ohio).


She believes the imagination is our greatest tool for compassion and social change, and the theater is an essential place to practice this both as audience and artist. 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, the Fisher Center, City Theatre; and internationally in Argentina, Chile, England, Greece, India, Scotland.


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

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