The daughter of a Peruvian mariachi singer and a professional jazz dancer from Chicago, Gina’s captivation with the arts began in her bloodline. She believes our distinct path of artistic expression is based on the risk of venturing out to seek within; that there is a pinnacle of honesty to be revealed by curating private autobiographical moments for our universal collective healing. Writing, performance, and sacred travel serve as her guides to cultivate this style of exposed storytelling.
Her autobiographical Camino de Santiago pilgrimage story, “When She Passes,” is featured within Teatro Luna’s Audible Original, “Talking While Female and Other Dangerous Acts.” Original written stories, performance, touring ensemble, and choreography concepts are her contributions to the award winning ensemble-built productions of Teatro Luna (Chicago/LA). Pre-pandemic, Gina served as choreographer and featured actor in “A XMAS Cuento Remix,” a Rolling World Premiere musical (National New Play Network) performed in Portland. Her original piece, “Atmosphere,” was recently featured in “Still: Life,” a live performance of original choreography inspired by original spoken word by local artists. Performed under Covid-safe collaborations with Stewart Owen Dance and the Wortham Center for Performing Arts (November, 2020).