Nadia is a professional bilingual actress and voice over talent with more than 22 years of experience in performing arts and entertainment. She was born in Bogota, Colombia, where she was part of several theatrical productions, and where she received comprehensive acting training at the renowned “Academia Charlot.”
In 1999 she moved to the United States, and since then, she has been part of several productions and projects in both English and Spanish. Nadia continued her theater studies at Seminole Community College, home to the distinguished Orlando Theater Project. From there, she went on to the University of Central Florida where she graduated with a BA in Theatre and in Sociology. She also holds a Masters in Liberal Studies from Rollins College.
In addition, Nadia received improv training at the beloved SAK Comedy Lab where she participated for several years as an improviser for SAK’s GenS and Improv Español. Furthermore, she was trained in puppetry when she started working for MicheLee Puppets. She has performed, directed, and written for this organization. Nadia’s performance experience also includes on-camera work and several roles at Universal Studios Florida, Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater, and Walt Disney World, and her role of spokesperson for Univision Orlando.
Besides an actress, Nadia is also a professional voice over talent with 17 years of experience. Nadia has dubbed for T.V. shows, recorded audiobooks, and voiced for animations, websites, radio, television, industrials and other A.V. products, among others. She has voiced for Disney, McDonalds, Visa, NV Energy, The Discovery Channel, McGraw Hill, Viva Media, and the Library of Congress, among others.
Nadia’s commitment to the arts goes beyond appearing on stage. Nadia believes that art can be a powerful weapon against oppression. She considers it to be crucial in education and in the fight for justice. Art can transform individuals, communities, and social realities.
Nadia works with communities and organizations in and outside the United States facilitating artistic/social processes that use theater as a tool for social change. In her work, Nadia incorporates various techniques and different types of art including Theatre of the Oppressed, a technique that she delved into during her time at Augusto Boal’s CTO, Center for the Theater of the Oppressed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her workshops and processes explore oppressions and social issues, and focus on personal and social change.