Katia Cardenas is a local performing artist hailing from the Pacific Northwest, and California's Central Valley. A jazz and r&b vocalist, as well as an actor, dancer, director and teaching artist, Katia came to the Twin Cities in 2006 to attend Macalester College, (Psychology Major, Theater minor). After graduating in 2010, she worked as a freelance theater arts educator, leading theater classes for youth at local youth theater companies, City of St. Paul camps, and area rehabilitation centers. Katia also sings with Minnesota's premiere touring show band,Casablanca Orchestra (CBO). She is passionate about community building and social justice, and is a core member with numerous local arts networks and organizations, including Face Forward: Humanity though Art, Twin Cities Cabaret Artists Network (TCCAN), and Jazz Central Studios.
Katia first worked with Pangea in 2012 as an actor their production of House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros at The Southern Theater. She has been with Pangea as Database Manager since December 2014. Katia currently also works with TigerLion Arts, Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education, and St. Paul Public Schools' Community Education.
To see videos and find out about upcoming events, you can visit KatiaCardenas.com.