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a woman in a white t-shirt and a blue headwrap dancesLeovina as Oya in In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney (2022).

Leovina Charles

Master of Fine Arts, Acting




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Leovina Charles is a third-year MFA candidate. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, she discovered her love for acting at a young age, making her professional theatre debut as Young Nala in The Lion King on Broadway. Graduating summa cum laude from Howard University with a BFA in Musical Theatre, Leovina is also an alumna of The Maggie Flanigan Studio’s 2-year Meisner Conservatory and has studied at the British American Drama Academy (BADA) in Oxford, England. UC San Diego credits: Bunny Bunny, Dance Nation, Promithes, Promithes, In the Red and Brown Water, Twelfth Night, Town Hall. Select credits: Maribel in Sonadora (Tribeca Film Festival), Swing/Kizette Understudy in Lempicka (La Jolla Playhouse), Ismene in I Am Antigone (Theatre for a New City), Clytemnestra in Oresteia (BADA), and Passing Strange(Howard University).