CarlosAlexis Cruz

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Adjunct Professor of Theatre


CarlosAlexis Cruz has been working as a professional actor for the last nine years, performing in Puerto Rico, Northern California and Portland, and with touring shows in New York City, Los Angeles and beyond. He's also performed overseas in the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Locally, he has performed with Do Jump!, Imago, and Teatro Milagro. As a theatre director, he did the Miracle's physical comedy adaptation Lazarillo. Most recently, he staged the show A Suicide Note from a Cockroach… at Imago, marking the debut of his own new theatre company, Pelú Theatre. A Suicide Note from a Cockroach… has toured California and some colleges in our region to great success. He also recently staged a new original circus theatre piece entitled Charivari! on the theme of immigration that opened at Imago Theatre in November 2011.

CarlosAlexis was recently seen in the Telemundo TV film Bala Perdida, where he played a leading role. He has an MFA degree in ensemble-based physical theatre from the Dell'Arte International School in California and a BA degree in film studies from the School of Communication at the University of Puerto Rico. He has also trained in circus arts at the San Francisco Circus Center. He will like to thank his wife, Mayra, for all the support, and a la beba Caira, for keeping his life in constant awe.