Student Profile

Alexia Cardenas

2014 Young Autitioners Program Winner Alexia Cardena

Alexia Marie Cardenas, recently graduated from ArTES. She started her theater career behind the scenes, doing lighting, sound design and camera work. Her love for musical theater brought her out from behind the scenes and into the spotlight as she began acting and singing- landing such prized roles as Velma in “Hairspray.” She is enrolled at UC Santa Barbara this fall with plans to  major in Film & Media Studies with a minor in English. She dreams of working in the film industry, and some day of writing, directing and acting in her own work.

Alexia won the 2014 Young Auditioners Program, landing herself a role inThe 24 Hour Plays: Los Angeles.

On her 24 Hour Plays: Los Angeles experience:

Urban Arts Partnership has provided me with opportunities to better not only myself but to want to help those around me. Suffice to say I have learned that the arts are extremely important in any education and it has helped me push myself to achieve a status that I can be content with. I have learned through the arts that hard work does pay off, and I hope to continue this pattern.