WHO IS SHE
Hello! Hola! My name is Paola Robles Vasquez.
I was born in the Dominican Republic but have lived much of my life here in the United States where I have grown as both a performer and an activist by taking full advantage of the opportunities I’ve been afforded.
Things haven’t been easy, you can say a lot of my life has been an everlasting tech week, but much like a grueling technical rehearsal, the result has been highly rewarding. And it is hard work that has brought me here today.
Inspired by artists like Audra McDonald and Kerry Washington, I have also long admired the work of Celia Cruz and Juan Luis Guerra. This cultural fusion has impacted my life from the food I love to the rhythms that fuel my soul.
Who am I you may ask? I’m an Afro Latina artist that envelops herself in her art, cooks with sazón, and dances salsa while cleaning. I aim to embrace what each day may bring and meet each challenge with the same determination that has always guided me.