About Me

TinyYesiYesenia Iglesias was born three weeks late, and has been making up for the tardiness ever since. Raised in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Yesenia (pronounced with a ‘J’ sound) has always loved the arts, and first had a taste of performing while in fourth grade as Harriet Tubman in The North Star. She’s actually not even sure if that’s the actual name of the play. She assumes it is, has publicly announced it many times, and is sticking to it.

She still remembers first auditioning for the role. The part was being offered to her and her “best friend 4-eva” Jasmine. Yesenia knew this would be a challenge because her bestie was charismatic, outgoing, and super cute, and if the movies had taught her anything, besides learning how to speak English, it’s that great opportunities always went to the super cute types. So to add a little edge to her performance, Yesenia came forth with her best Southern dialect and wowed the auditors, also known as, her 4th grade teachers, Ms. Burgos and Ms. Holladay. Two weeks later, after a one-night only sold out performance of mostly parents, and fellow students, Yesenia’s teachers asked her mother where Yesenia learned the dialect, to which her mother replied, “I have no idea. But she watches a lot of TV.”

actor stunt performer Yesenia Iglesias‘Twas the beginning of a beautiful friendship between Yesenia, and acting that has strengthened over time, and encouraged her to pursue a Master’s degree in Acting from the University of Washington. After graduating, she stayed in Seattle for almost two years and had the honor of performing on stages at ACT, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Yesenia currently resides in Alexandria, VA and is excited to open Buried Cities at Source Festival this summer in DC where she will be playing Maya, and A Christmas Carol at the Ford’s Theater in November 2016.

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