Michele Apriña Leavy
Michele Apriña Leavy is a professional actor and theatre educator. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she has performed locally with such companies as the American Conservatory Theater, Alameda Civic Ballet, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Center Repertory Company, California Conservatory Theater, Livermore Shakespeare Festival, Marin Theatre Company, and TheatreWorks, among others. In farther locales, she has appeared with Theatre Key West (Florida), The Elephant Theatre Company (Los Angeles) and Theatre167 (New York City).
As a choreographer she has collaborated with various companies around the bay and beyond.
As a teaching artist she instructs throughout the Bay Area for the American Conservatory Theatre’s Young Conservatory program and the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. She also serves as an Assistant Professor with Cañada College in their Theater Arts Department. Michele is a Resident Artist with the acclaimed San Francisco-based ensemble company Crowded Fire Theater and serves on their Literary Committee.
She holds a BA in Drama from UC San Diego and earned her MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at UC Davis. Michele is also a core member of B.A.L.T.A.N. the Bay Area Latino Theater Artists Network.