Rose Cano is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts. She is a founding member and the Artistic Director of eSe Teatro: Seattle Latinos Take Stage since 2010. She is a bilingual actor, playwright, director, and lyricist. Her latest play Don Quixote & Sancho Panza: Homeless in Seattle was recently produced by eSe Teatro in partnership with ACT Theatre in Seattle. Her adaptation of the children's book La Mariposa by Francisco Jimenez was commissioned and produced by Book–It Repertory Theatre. This fall she will appear in Theatre 22's production of Water By The Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes.
Rose is also the founder of The AFrican ConeXion Project, uniting Latino and African American communities through theatre, music and dance since 2001. Through this program she has produced two bilingual musicals in collaboration with composer Paul Thomas.