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Alina Collins Maldonado is a multi-disciplinary artist. As an actor, she has performed at The Lincoln Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Folger Theatre, 1st Stage, and GALA Hispanic Theater, among others.


As a director and bilingual theater educator, she has built programs and workshops guiding artists in creating and producing their work. Alina creates theatre extensively with students from ESOL classes and backgrounds. As a theater educator, she has worked with theaters and youth programs at GALA Hispanic Theater, Latin American Youth Center, Young Playwrights Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Imagination Stage. 


As an artist,  Her work focuses on collecting authentic stories through interviews and workshops to uncover threads of connection between people. Her art seeks to understand our individual and collective identities better. Original works include her one-woman show, What to Expect When You’re La Virgen, developed under the Clarice Smith Artist Residency Program, and the short film, No Salgas Con El Pelo Mojado.


Alina holds a B.A. in Theatre and a B.A. in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, from Virginia Commonwealth University. Alina is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association.

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