Isadora Moya

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Isadora Moya is a trilingual (English, Spanish & French) actress born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has a Master in Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor in Theater Arts with emphasis in Acting from the University of Puerto Rico. She started dancing at the age of four when she was first introduced to ballet and then continued training in a more contemporary and experimental dance genre with teachers Paulette Beauchamp, Petra Bravo, Viveca Vázquez, and Karen Langevin. She fully transitioned to acting at the University of Puerto Rico, where she traveled and performed in Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival in Scotland, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, cities Santiago de Compostela & Madrid in Spain, and across the US & Puerto Rico. She is strongly trained in the rigorous physical Italian mask work of Commedia dell’Arte with teacher Rosabel Otón, and she continued training with half & whole masks, puppets, and physical theater with the street theater agitprop group Papel Machete. With Papel Machete she has worked and traveled offering workshops and performances in Boston, New York, Rhode Island, and with Peter Schuman’s Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont. She has participated in multiple local Puerto Rican commercials as well as in short movies and films, with her debut in Arí Maniel Cruz’s critically acclaimed feature Antes que Cante el Callo (Before the Rooster Sings). She also worked hand in hand with acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner in his original rewrite for A Bright Room Called Day, where she played the lead Agnes Eggling at USC. At USC she won the Ava Greenwald Award for the most Outstanding MFA Actor of her class. She has been an Acting and Movement professor at USC and as part of  the International Theatre Institute at Shanghai, China. She currently lives in New York City and is a Professor at the Atlantic Theater Acting School.