Theatre  
     
Evita Eva Peron Irvine Barclay Theater
dir. Travis Kendrick, md. Gary Busby
Machinal Mother The Little Theater
dir. Dalia Anderton
Carrie Margaret Winifred Smith Hall
dir. Myrona DeLaney
Singin' In The Rain Dora Bailey Winifred Smith Hall
dir. Myrona DeLaney
Chicken Noodle Whoop! Delilah (Originated) Royal Family Arts Center, NY
dir. Brian Blythe
Higher Education
reading
Angel 1 Royal Family Arts Center, NY
dir. Tim Kashani
Man of La Mancha Housekeeper Irvine Barclay Theater
dir. Donald Hill, md. Dennis Castellano
Passion            Fosca's Mother Claire Trevor Theater
dir. Kent Nicholson
Contra La Corriente Cynthia Robert Cohen Theater
dir. Amanda Novoa & Juliana Ojeda
The Goodbye Girl Mrs. Castro Robert Cohen Theater
dir. Sarah Butts
West Side Story  Maria San Bernardino Valley Theatre
dir. Denise Dales-Jacobs
Bye, Bye Birdie Rosie The Little Theater
Grease Jan San Bernardino Valley Theatre
dir. Denise Dales-Jacobs

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 

Big Mama The Little Theater
dir. Jane Page
Noises Off Dotty Fullerton College
dir. Chuck Ketter
Ragtime Emma Goldman Fullerton College
dir. Gary Krinke, ch. John Vaughan
The Scarlet Pimpernel Ensemble Performance Riverside
dir. Grant Rosen, md. Don LeMaster
     
National Tours  
Dora The Explorer Live! Isa/Dora (u/s to Christina Bianco) Nickelodeon
dir. Gip Hoppe, md. Tom Helm
Corduroy Lucille/Josie Theatreworks USA
dir. Wilfredo Medina
The Little Engine That Could Little Blue ArtsPower
dir. Greg Gunning
     
Film / TV / Commercial  
Helpkin (Promotional Video) Lead Keylight Productions
Guardian (Film) Supporting

Tenth House and EverHunt
Productions

Shotgun (TV Pilot) Lead MTV dir. Anthony Gibson
     
Training   
   
Education:
BFA Musical Theater w/ Honors in Acting, UC Irvine
 

New York Satellite Program, UC Irvine

 

Fullerton College, Theater Major

  American Musical and Dramatic Academy (Integrated Program), NYC
   
Acting: Andrew Borba
  Richard Brestoff
 

Don Hill

 

Ryan Tofil (Matthew Corozine Studios)

 

Ray Virta

 

Dan Daily

 

Mark Riherd

 

Arlyn MacDonald

 

Gary Krinke

   
On-Camera:

Richard Brestoff

   
Musical Theater: Marcia Milgrom Dodge
 

Phillip George

 

Dennis Castellano

 

Myrona DeLaney

 

Jen Waldman

 

Elaine Petricoff

 

Jeffrey Dunn

   
Pop/Rock: Sheri Sanders
   
Voice: Chuck Ketter
  Amy Bolton
   
Singing: Dr. D Gary Busby
 

Robin Buck

 

Patty Gee

   
Dance: Andrew Palermo
 

Peggy Hickey

 

Leslie Stevens

 

Christian Vincent

 

Leann Alduenda

 

Mark Santoro

 

Billy Johnstone

 

Harry Woolevard

 

Lindsay Chambers

 

Denise Dales-Jacobs

   
Movement:

Annie Loui

 

Thomas Varga

  Jade Payton
   
Clown: Eli Simon
   

Master Classes:

Randy Skinner

 

Jen Collela

 

Cameron Adams

 

Alicia Albright

 

Jenny Foote

 

Ray Hesselink

  Michael Holmes
 

Larry Kelgwin

 

Michael Kubala

 

Bob Richard

 

Pavan Thimmalah

 

Kat Wildish

 

Kyle Gonyea

 
Special Skills
   
Dance:

Ballet

 

Jazz

 

Tap

 

Musical Theater

   
Languages:

Fluent Spanish

 

Spanish accent

   
Stunts:

Flying (Harness and Wrist Loop)

   
Instruments: Basic piano
   
Other:  Contact Improv
  Whistles in tune
 

Valid Driver's License/Passport

 

Wears big fuzzy costumes well

 

Twitches right eyelid

 

Cartwheels

   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Luzma Ortiz, Mata Barr, Amy Tilson-Lumetta and Erica Schaeffer

Luzma Ortiz, Mata Barr, Ethan Thomas Bell, Jacob Ben-Shmuel, Amy Tilson-Lumetta and Erica Schaeffer

 

Luzma Ortiz, Jacob Ben-Shmuel and Ethan Thomas Bell

 


Luzma Ortiz in Helpkin promotional video (Keylight Productions)


Luzma Ortiz as Eva Peron in Evita (PC: Paul Kennedy)


Luzma Ortiz as Housekeeper in Man Of La Mancha (PC: Paul Kennedy)


Luzma Ortiz as Cynthia in Contra La Corriente


Luzma Ortiz as Dotty/Mrs. Clacket in Noises Off


Luzma Ortiz as Emma Goldman in Ragtime (PC: Robert Ladd)


Luzma Ortiz as Dora the Explorer in Dora The Explorer Live!: Dora's Pirate Adventure


Luzma Ortiz as Dora the Explorer in Dora The Explorer Live!: Search for the City of Lost Toys

 



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