Jianzi Colón-Soto is an actor, singer, dancer, writer, linguist, and director based in New York City. Jianzi grew up in Kissimmee, FL, before relocating to NYC to study in the CAP21 Program at Molloy College. She proudly graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts.
Throughout her time at CAP21, Jianzi became acquainted with the acting styles of Stanislavsky, Meisner, Hagen, and Michael Chekhov, and studied Shakespeare, Tennessee Williams, Anton Chekhov, and numerous contemporary playwrights. Her training in musical theatre familiarized her with great American standards, Rodgers and Hammerstein and the Golden Age, and the contemporary musical theatre of today. She trained in speech and vocal technique, becoming proficient in several dialects and the International Phonetic Alphabet, and received dance training in ballet, jazz, musical theatre, hip-hop, contemporary, modern, and tap. She joyfully continues to hone her craft every day.
Jianzi has had the great privilege to find work in various realms of the field, including musical theatre, classical and straight plays, film, voiceover, modeling, and more. She has picked up credits as associate director, composer, hip-hop vocalist, foley artist, dramaturg, and creative consultant. Jianzi is also currently represented by SW Artists Agency, and is a proud brand ambassador for Earth Harbor Naturals!
Outside of work, Jianzi is an ardent appreciator of maps and geography, linguistics (she speaks three languages), dinosaurs, fuzzy animals, sci-fi (the zombie variety in particular), outer space, and planet-conscious skincare. In her free time she enjoys doing yoga, finding small sustainability swaps in her life, dabbling with foreign languages, reading, writing songs and poetry, playing video games, and practicing the guitar and piano (she's still learning!). Her superobjective is to use storytelling and kindness to leave the world a little better off than when she entered it. Every day she's lucky to feel like she is on track...