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Elise Santora

Elise Santora most recently appeared in Dancing in My Cockroach Killers for the Los Angeles Theatre Center Encuentro Festival 2014, as a proud company member of Pregones Theater since 2001.  At Pregones, she also costarred with Puerto Rican singing legend, Danny Rivera in The Red Rose (2005). Broadway credits: In The Heights starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Paul Simon's The Capeman, and Adventures of Tom Sawyer, directed by Scott Ellis. National tours: Abuela Claudia, In The Heights, Man of La Mancha with John Cullum. She costarred with Bebe Neuwirth as Morales in the first LA revival of A Chorus Line. As a backup vocalist, she toured with such legends as Bowie and Julio Iglesias and was one of the first Latina dancers on Soul Train. She is a veteran teaching artist for Manhattan Theatre Club, a professional story coach for entrepreneurs, a published poet, and a human rights activist.

Embodying the Universal in the Particular
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Embodying the Universal in the Particular

An Actor's Experience

23 March 2015

Elise Santora explores the women of BETSY!, her experience portraying so many of them, and the poetry with which she is now embracing her own story.