Julana Torres is ecstatic to be returning for her second production with Artists Rep since performing the role of Grandma in Cuba Libre. She is a Portland local with an extensive career in dance, music, and theatre. Graduate of Jefferson Dance Program, Julana moved on to train with Eveoke Dance Theater of San Diego, Salsa Con Clave in Puerto Rico, Alvin Ailey, Peridance Capezio, and Broadway Dance Center in New York. She has also choreographed and appeared in shows for Disney, New York, New York Hotel, Nike, Will Vinton Claymations, Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theater, American Diabetes Association, Dance West, Urban Arts Dance Company and more.
Recently Julana decided to return to the stage after a long hiatus of teaching with Portland Public Schools where she established the full time dance program for Franklin High School. Since returning, she has been seen in Water by the Spoonful (Profile Theatre), 26 Miles (Profile Theatre), and Óye Oyá (Milagro Theatre). She recently filmed feature film Losing Addison starring Sherilyn Fenn, and can be seen performing as the lead singer for popular Latin Jazz orchestra The Bobby Torres Ensemble. Julana is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.