Mariela is currently pursuing a BFA in Acting & minor in Film Studies at the Pace School of Performing Arts in NYC, where she is also a member of the highly esteemed Pforzheimer Honors College. Prior to entering Pace, she was an understudy and intern at Delaware Shakespeare. Outside of performing, she is passionate about teaching, mentoring children, and making theatre more diverse and accessible. As the daughter of a Venezuelan immigrant, she grew up in a multicultural household and is fluent in both English & Spanish.
"No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart."
- Shanina Shaik