Marisa Arbona-Ruiz

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Marisa Arbona-Ruiz is a film and television actor, host and narrator, an Emmy Award-winning producer/director, and a contributing arts and culture correspondent for NBC News, NPR’s AltLatino podcast and NPR’s Songs We Love. She makes her debut theatre performance in a speaking role in today’s performance of Carmen after a career working on both sides of the camera and as a musician. Ms. Arbona-Ruiz has played a variety of onscreen roles: lawyer, nurse, business woman, mother, Secret Service agent, and Capitol Hill staffer in television, feature films, and independent film. She is also active in the District community, hosting and performing roles in a health and education teaching series. As a musician, Ms. Arbona-Ruiz has performed with Zarzuela DiSí in zarzuelas (Spanish musical theatre) and was a member of Washington D.C.’s former premiere Latino chorus, Coral Cantigas, the award-winning group that included performances at the Kennedy Center and a collaboration with the Washington Chorus among its many achievements during 25 years of service to the D.C. community.