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a woman dances with animated figuresNatalia in the virtual production of Letters from Cuba by María Irene Fornés (2020). Photo: Elizabeth Barrett.

Natalia Quintero-Riestra

Master of Fine Arts, Acting




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Natalia Quintero-Riestra is a third-year MFA Acting candidate. Originally born and raised in Miami, FL, she graduated with a BFA in Performance from Florida International University. Natalia credits her passion, warmth, and joyful personality to her Cuban, Colombian, and Spanish roots.

UC San Diego credits: Backwaters (Kate), Town Hall (E), Letters from Cuba (Enriqueta), Orestes 2.0 (Nurse 3). Regional credits: The 4208 Group's Ten Minute Taste Festival, Old Globe's New Powers New Voices Festival, La Jolla Playhouse's WOW Festival, City Theatre's Summer Shorts (U/S). FIU credits: The Suicide (Masha Lukianovna), A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (Elisenda), She Kills Monsters (Evil Gabby).