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Native New Yorker—
Born in the Bronx—
Raised in Hells Kitchen & LES by way of Queens—
Puerto Rican & NuYorican pride—
Got all that?
My ideal actors round table:
Octavia Spenser, Eva Longoria, Jim Carrey, Tessa Thompson, and Indya Moore
White rice, kidney beans, avocado salad, maduros
Bad Bunny's "Yo Perreo Sola"
My deserted island book of choice:
Or a map (+ boat building manual) #justsayin
My secret skill:
Singing in the shower
Me at my sexiest:
Dancing in my house
My friends describe me as:
"The woman who lights up the room!"
"Feisty. Passionate. Empathetic."
<< GALLERY >>
My coaching motto:
I got your back.
Now let's play!
Athena Colón is a bilingual, native New York actress, teaching artist, and acting coach.
Athena has worked as an independent teacher and coach in New York City for 10+ years. She has trained with former Telsey + Company casting director Heidi Marshall as a coach and enthusiastically prepares actors for screen tests and auditions. While earning her BFA in Theatre from Long Island University, C.W. Post, she co-created a Suzuki-based performance, Third Child, which toured Italy, the Czech Republic, and New York City. When she’s not acting on stage or film, Athena facilitates on-camera acting classes and professional development workshops in NYC. She proudly collaborates with the Theatre Development Fund, Heidi Marshall Studio, and DreamYard.
WINNIE HARLOW, feature film audition
HALLE BAILEY, audition + screen test for Rob Marshall's THE LITTLE MERMAID
JAHKARA SMITH, audition + screen test for AMC's NOS4A2
SHEREEN PIMENTEL, Maria callback, Broadway's WEST SIDE STORY
coach with me for film, TV, THEATER
*Click "Schedule Coaching" to see pricing details.
CLASSES AT HEIDI MARSHALL STUDIO
“It is so important to walk into a room feeling so prepared that you can deliver in any situation. Athena gets to the bottom of a text quickly. She recognizes your strengths to bring out a variety of colors and tactics to tell the story. I felt free working with her and really allowed myself to take risks in the audition room.”
—Reece Vernier Santos
“Athena was brilliant at helping me break down the moments in the scene and bring in more sides of the character, along with the circumstances and reality of the world of the film. I felt confident and ready to work in the room, and trusted the work we’d done. The audition went great and I was able to do my best work.”
“I got to know how terrific a coach Athena is when she helped me work on a pilot audition. She partners with you to find the truth and nuances of the scene and character, while also making sure the best of you is captured. Her work is rich and nuanced and fully supports the individual process.”