ACTRESS, MODEL, HOST
Martina Lavignassse is a Latina actress, born in Uruguay and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She took her first steps into acting at the young age of twelve with a theater group called Colibrí, located in the Caracas Theater Club. After her first successful performance, Martina got the lead roles for both Alice in Wonderland and The Little Mermaid. She also had challenging roles in productions like Platero and I and Peter Pan but had to move to Colombia with her family shortly after.
Even with the big move, she continued acting and dancing by joining Misi Producciones, the most recognized Musical Theater Academy in Bogotá. She also performed with the dancing group for all of her high school´s theater productions, including Don Quixote, Moulin Rouge, and The Lion King, where she also played the role of Sarabi.
At the age of six, Martina started dancing and taking Flamenco classes. In Venezuela, she was part of a dance academy, Ímpetu, and selected for their company “Hip Mini Junior” – a group that later went on to win a National Dance Competition called Desafío Al Movimiento. She also trained at the famous SOCOPA (School of Creative and Performing Arts) in New York, for a three-week Contemporary Intensive; and in Ballibay, a fine and performing arts camp, performing in two plays and several dances.
As soon as Martina graduated from high school, she had no doubt that she was moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting. After two years at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts – where famous actors like Robert Reford, Kim Katrall, Jessica Chastain and Danny Devito started as actors – she earned her Associates of Arts degree and is now ready to jump into the big screen and show the whole world what she was born to do.