Ana Teresa Villafane
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Named one of the New York Times' "30 under 30" and has been honored by the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts for trailblazing Latinx representation in entertainment. Originated the role of Gloria Estefan in "On Your Feet", and starred in the hit musical throughout it's entire run on Broadway. (2014-2017; 2015 Theatre World Award winner for Best Actress).
Was discovered by Dolphin Entertainment while starring in a high school production of CATS, and was signed the day before her 18th birthday.
Grew up in Miami, Florida and attended "Our Lady of Lourdes Academy Catholic School", an all-girl, Catholic high school in South Miami, Florida, which was also attended by Gloria Estefan.
Trained singer in classical, musical theater, and pop music.
Has one older sister and two younger brothers.
Graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2012 with a degree in music.
Has been selected to play Gloria Estefan, in the Broadway-bound bio musical, "On Your Feet!" [April 16, 2015].