(Abuela Claudia) A Houston, Texas native! B.A. in Music – Vocal Performance, St. Mary’s University and proud graduate of AMDA in NYC. National Tour: Barrio Grrrl! Regional: Man of La Mancha, Songs for a New World. Thank you About Artists Agency! Love you Mom, Dad, Laura, and Shawn! Paciencia y Fe. www.ChristinaAranda.com.
(Carla, u/s Nina, Vanessa). National tour debut, recent graduate of the University of California, Irvine (B.F.A., Musical Theater). Regional: Annie, Miss Saigon (Moonlight Amphitheater); Cats (MT West); Annie (Starlight CLO). She is blessed to be working with such tremendous talent and wonderful people. Thanks to family and friends for their constant support and love!!!
(Benny) is blessed to be breathing and a part of this absolutely beautiful production. Credits: Debbie Allen Dance Academy’s The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker, Eavesdropper, Love Game. University of Notre Dame, B.A. Studio Art and Design, minor - Italian. While there, performed leads in Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr.), Kiss Me, Kate (Fred Graham). www.kyle-r-carter.com.
(Nina) is ecstatic to hit the road with In The Heights. Off Broadway: The Yellow Brick Road created the role of Dora. Street Lights (Regina Cruz) NYMF ‘09. Love & besitos to my family, friends, BlocNYC, & the entire creative/production team. Dreaming is believing. Follow me @vacavaliere!
(Daniela; u/s Claudia, Camila). New York City credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone (Trix)-NY Innovative Theatre Award Nominee, Outstanding Ensemble, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Madelaine True), Urinetown (Soupy Sue), The Human Comedy (Rosa Sandoval), Side Show (Bearded Lady). Other favorite credits include Annie (Miss Hannigan), South Pacific (Bloody Mary), Titanic (Alice Beane). www.taurenhagans.com.
(Graffiti Pete, u/s Sonny, Piragua Guy, Co-Dance Captain, Fight Captain). Honored to be part of this story after seeing the show and falling in love with the community of his “hood” living in Washington Heights. Grateful he has been able to do what he loves around the world. Alabanza! Thanks to family for their unconditional love and God for his grace.
(Vanessa). Having grown up in her grandparent’s bodega, Presilah considers it a direct blessing from God to be making her national debut in In The Heights. Recent credits include Fame (Mainland China) and Grease (Istanbul, Turkey). “Para mi grande familia Domincana and my honorary Dominican boyfriend, Mike-love you all.”
(Kevin). From Hacienda Heights, CA. Studied Choral Music/Theater, Citrus College. Regional: Rooster (Annie), Magaldi (Evita), lead singer for Princess Cruises. Many thanks to Mr. Fichtner, Mr. Bollinger, Martin Hall, and all my incredible friends and relatives for their love and support. Dedicated to Mom, Priscilla, and especially my dear Papa, Moe. “Si, se puede!”
CELINA CLARICH POLANCO
(Camila). Spirits (York Theatre Co.), The Rose of Corazon (CATF), Moonchildren (CATCO). Special thanks to my amazing family in TX and my loco NYC family, love you mucho! This performance is dedicated to my mother, Cynthia. Thank you for everything I know. www.celinaclarichpolanco.info.
(Sonny; u/s Usnavi) is a So Cal resident performing in regional theaters for the last five years. He is the resident Card Magician for the Make-A-Wish Foundation OC/IE. He thanks his mentor Doug Austin, his inspiration Allison, his strength Mom, and mostly his hero Dad! Para siempre Abuela Ramirez y Tony Cotter.
(Usnavi) is absolutely thrilled to be playing his dream role in this tour of In The Heights! Perry would like to thank his phenomenal parents, brother, Woody, and both of his abuelitas for all of their constant love and support. Without them, this dream would have not been possible. www.PerryYoungOnline.com.
(Ensemble, u/s Carla, Vanessa, Nina) is thrilled to be part of the Heights family! National Tours: A Chorus Line (Cassie); Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Townsperson/Enchanted Object); Virtuosity! (Singer/Dancer Soloist). Regional: A Chorus Line (Diana/Dance Captain); 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer); Footloose (Ariel Moore). Thanks to family and friends for their support, love and encouragement! www.CarleighBettiol.com.
(Ensemble, u/s Vanessa, Carla). From London, England. London’s West End: Mary Poppins, On The Town, Desperately Seeking Susan (Original Cast), Shoes (Original Cast). First U.K. season of “So You Think You Can Dance,” top 12 finalist. So excited for her first U.S. tour. Huge love to her family, friends and God for this awesome adventure.
(Piragua Guy, u/s Kevin) began his career at the age of seven, in Mexican films. Recorded his first album at 8. Has performed with Stevie Wonder, Los Lonely Boys, Lalo Guerrero, Cubanismo, Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Taj Mahal, Run DMC, Los Lobos, Ziggy Marley. Awards: Latin Grammy Nomination, Cal Music Award. Thanks Stage 9.
(Ensemble). A graduate of George Mason University, magna cum laude, Sasha received her B.F.A. in Dance. There she performed the works of Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Elisa Monte, David Parsons and more. She is an alumni of CultureShock, DC and previously toured with “Man in the Mirror”: a Michael Jackson tribute show.
(Ensemble, u/s Daniela, Carla). Super excited to join the Heights fam! Credits: Ain’t Misbehavin’, Passing Strange, It Ain’t Nothing But The Blues, Gypsy, The Life, Finian’s Rainbow and As You Like It. Love and thanks to God, Mom, Dad, Julio Agustin, family, and friends. B.A. Theatre: The City College of New York.
(Ensemble, u/s Sonny, Usnavi, Piragua Guy, Kevin) has a B.F.A. in musical theatre from Penn State. Recent stage credits include NYMF’s The Tenth Floor (Cheche), ICAP’s IChoose (Carlos), PAC’s The Apple Tree (Ensemble) and a featured performer in the Broadway on Allen Concert Series. Jeffrey thanks his family, girlfriend and friends for all of their support and inspiration.
KYLE TAYLOR PARKER
(Ensemble, u/s Benny) is beyond thrilled to be a part of the Heights family!! Deemed one of “Broadway’s rising stars” by New York’s Town Hall, Kyle is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Theatre: Hair, Harlem, I Left My Heart..., Aida. He thanks God, family and friends for unlimited strength and support!
DOMINIC CARLOS PIERSON
(Ensemble, u/s Benny, Graffiti Pete) is a dancer and recording artist based in Los Angeles, CA. In 2009, he graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA with a B.F.A. in Dance. He has toured internationally performing in Tokyo, Japan in Johnny’s Entertainment Productions. He thanks his friends and family for their support.
ARMANDO YEARWOOD JR
(Ensemble, u/s Graffiti Pete) is a singer, dancer, actor who is excited to be a part of In The Heights. Theatre credits include Twist: An American Musical directed by Debbie Allen, Suessical: The Musical, and West Side Story. You can also see Armando in various music videos for artists like Chiddy Bang, David Guetta, and Kelly Clarkson.
NICOLE PALOMA CLINE
(Swing, u/s Daniela, Camila, Claudia) is thrilled to be joining the In The Heights family. Recent credits: Xanadu, The Rocky Horror Show, Side Show, The Pirates of Penzance, The Secret Garden . Thank you Copy, Tara, Daiva y mi familia. Love to JP.
(Co-Dance Captain, Swing, u/s Carla). A Knoxville, Tennessee native, Greer originated roles in And the Curtain Rises and One Ride. Other credits: Step Up 3D, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” New York Fashion Week’s Madame September, Madonna’s Material Girls launch, The Knocks, and L2. She is ecstatic to join ITH! Love to Mom, Dad, and Reagan.
(Swing) was born and raised in Cuba. He recently returned from the China tour of Zorro The Musical. Joining the family of In The Heights is a dream come true that wouldn’t have been possible without the love and support of his family. Este es para ti Mama Lila, LOS AMO!!! www.carlosegonzalez.com.