Edmi de Jesús

Artistic Director, Producciones el Barrio
Program Director

Born in Santurce ,P.R. Edmi has two BA’s from the University of Puerto Rico one in Neoclassical Languages and another in arts. She’s fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian and has taken on the task of learning Hindi. While in college she was part of the Traveling Theatre. She has performed in more than 25 commercials as a principal, has appeared in soap operas, TV shows and more than 10 movies in Puerto Rico. Edmi studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute, in NYC for 3 years and participated in a acting summer program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London. She has been part of the internet show “The B.S of A”, the film “La Mala” which was filmed in Spain with the acclaimed Cuban actor Jorge Perugorria and in the HBO short film “Smell the Coffee”. Her repertoire as an actress in NYC covers from regional plays to independent movies and nation-wide commercials. Edmi recently finished shooting in Puerto Rico the movie “Dos Caminos”. She has her own production company, Producciones El Barrio, With 2 projects already under its belt, “Santa Barbara es una Femme Fatal” is its first theatre play and soon will be seen in a short film format.