photo by Kelsey Walker
The daughter of a Cuban refugee and New England 'pilgrim', Graciela grew up as a Latina in the middle of two cultures amidst a tight knit community. She was raised with the help of Celia Cruz, small town charm, black beans and rice, and yankee frugality. As a child she was often found singing or dancing in the front yard and became extremely competitive at ice breakers and how many cartwheels she could do in a row.
Now, that joy and energy has been turned into a love of work, artistry, challenge, and collaboration. She has a strong dance background in tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and salsa and is a vocally trained soprano with a strong pop belt. Along with musical theatre and contemporary work, Graciela has experience in high comedy, classical theatre, devised works, improvisation, and clowning . She is passionate about representation in the arts and prioritizes honest and vulnerable storytelling.