Maria Fontanals



Born in Barcelona. With ten successful years under her belt as a career economist, and a hard-won degree in that discipline, she was financially comfortable; but her inner voice nagged relentlessly, prodding her to leave the security of her corporate post and pursue her passion for acting. She earned a three-year degree at Barcelona’s Eolia School of Dramatic Arts. Later on, she was awarded a scholarship from HB Studio NYC, so she set sail for New York to study acting at this prestigious school. Once immersed in the intensive study of acting, and exhilarated by the inspirational professionals teaching the experiential curriculum, she finally found her groove! Theatre credits included: 3xBeckett=…, Oleanna, Brilliant Traces, Balm in Gilead, Cuentos de Guerra, Arabian Nights, King Lear, Dancing at Lughnasa, Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is thrilled to be part of the AENY organization.