is a first-generation native New Yorker with roots in Colombia. She has been active for many years in advocacy and performance projects locally and beyond. In her youth, she was a founding member of the Fearless Theater Company in NYC, performing with Itzhak Perlman at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in Claire’s Broom Detective Agency: The Mystery of the Missing Violin.
In recent years, she has had the opportunity to re-engage with the stage, including as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Theatre for All intensive program for emerging actors with disabilities at the Queens Theatre (2018). She has since performed in several projects via Queens Theatre (including a summer 2020 staging of Emily Driver’s Great Race Through Time and Space!), as well as through its partnership with the Phamaly Theatre Company in Colorado.
She has previously trained and performed in physically integrated dance work (Infinity Dance Theater, Heidi Latsky Dance, ZCO Dance Project).
She sings regularly with the Peace of Heart Choir, and sometimes with other folks, too.
She works regularly as a media access provider on a variety of projects, for which she might create content as an audio describer, translator, or closed caption provider.
Alejandra is the Program Coordinator for Dark Room Ballet with Krishna Washburn, an ongoing educational program that prioritizes the needs of blind and visually impaired dance students at introductory and advanced levels.
She is also pursuing narration and voiceover projects, and can be heard as the primary narrator for the audiobook version of Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the 21st Century (Edited by Alice Wong, Vintage Books, 2020).
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My birthday is this month! (October 2021)
Among other reasons…
- Disabled girls have significantly lower high school graduation rates and higher unemployment rates than their non-disabled peers.
- Girls and women with disabilities are less likely to have successful disabled women mentors.
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This is the kind of organization, movement and support I would have benefited from greatly, if it had existed when I was growing up. Luckily, it exists now, and I’d like to support them in this way if I can — with YOUR help!