ACTOR & coach


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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

My eats:

White rice, kidney beans, avocado salad, maduros


My tune:

Bad Bunny's "Yo Perreo Sola" 

My flick:


My deserted island book of choice: 

The Alchemist

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."

Athena Colon, actor





 Acting Resume 

Athena Colon, actor
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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. 

Recent coaching:


  • 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. 



“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

“I walked out of my audition feeling whole and happy and confident that I brought my best! Thank you for your coaching! It was SO valuable. In one short hour, you were able to break down the scene and help me fortify a strong emotional prep for a major audition.”


Chris Russell

“That was so helpful and so great. Thank you. And the last note about thanking self was really helpful in shifting gears again. Thank you Athena – wise like your namesake.”


Dan Truman

"Athena was so funny and genuine. She made us feel so comfortable from the start!"


Grace Guadagnino  

“This class made me realize to have fun with co star roles, not to stress over it. Make it fun discovering things in the scene that make you excited.”


Mariana Parma

“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.”

Maria Diez

“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.”

Farah Bala

“You totally rock. Thank you sooooo much for all your help playing with me and bring out some really strong choices. I’m so grateful for you incredible energy and commitment to finding all the colors in the work.”


Jennifer Lieberman

"The Co-Star class is great! Lots of fun mixed with information. Great balance."


Tara Polhemus

“Loved Athena! She is generous and supportive and non judgmental!”


June Ballinger

Athena Colon, actor