Associate Acting Teacher
A multidisciplinary actor, dancer, creator and educator.
When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid. – Audre Lorde
John Maria Gutierrez is a multidisciplinary actor, dancer, creator, educator who performs on screen and stage nationally and internationally. Originally from a small island presently called NYC, John was raised in a hood commonly known as “Little Dominican Republic” or Washington Heights. His works combine acting, bboy and postmodern aesthetics, original music, singing, and experimental theater to unwind a complex urban disparity brought on by social and systemic failings. As the first person in his family born in the US, John is carving out and balancing his own identity within his family, cultural history, and artistic expression.
Recent credits include Law & Order: SVU, NBC Universal (Chili Chacon) Brothers In Arms, La Mama ETC. (Resident Artist 2020-2021)