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ID STUDIO THEATER NYC, is committed to the cultural enrichment of immigrant communities through performance arts while creating new audiences and training performers among these communities. ID Studio advances its vision of cultural enrichment and preservation by:

  • Promoting performance arts as a vehicle for building community, raising awareness and creating a safe space for such exploration
  • Engaging in collective action and inter-community dialogue with community leaders
  • Encouraging social transformation through theater and the arts around some of the most prominent social justice issues such as immigration, health, education and youth power.

Founded in 2001, ID Studio is a non-profit arts organization with a company of 12 permanent actors, and a growing network of dozens of artistic professionals in Theater, Film, Music, and Visual Arts. ID Studio provides communities with culturally innovative ways to express and address obstacles faced by newly arrived immigrants and low-income families. It’s pedagogy is designed to generate interest in theater and provide a safe space for immigrants to participate and preserve the richness of their cultural practices in light of the daily grind of living and working in NYC. ID Studio helps communities promote either rich cultures and develop tools that advance leadership and community building.


ID Studio Theater Performance and Research Center, Inc. a non-profit arts organization based in New York City, is committed to the artistic and social empowerment of disadvantaged immigrant communities through innovative work in the performing arts. With an active company of professional artists and performers, and a network of dozens of theater and arts professionals, ID Studio works bilingually within the poorest Latino immigrant communities to create new audiences, develop new works, and train new performers and artists. Formed in 2001 and incorporated in 2005, ID Studio promotes the performing arts as a means of building community knowledge, catalyzing collective action, encouraging inter-community dialogue, and celebrating our common humanity.

ID Studio’s projects have been shown at a wide range of venues, from international theater festivals to schools and community spaces. Projects are created in both Spanish and English. ID Studio fosters exchanges with cultural organizations in Latin America and France, and partners with community-based organizations such as Make the Road New York and Dreamyard in New York, Unidad Latina en Acción and Bregamos Theater in New Haven, and the Bilingual Foundation for the Arts in Los Angeles, to develop theater and dramatic arts as a vehicle for transformation within low-income immigrant communities.

ID Studio Theater and Performance Research Center, Inc. 

311 East 140 Street, Bronx, NY 10454



Artistic Director / Director Artístico: Germán Jaramillo – (917) 658-5187


Jimena Ladino, Associate Director / Co-Director

Lucia della Paolera, Translation & Development Associate / Traductora & Búsqueda de fondos– (917) 860-6799

Linn Cary Mehta, Treasurer / Tesorera – (917) 328-8418

Daniel Salguero, Web & Graphic Designer / Diseñador Grafico & Diseñador de Web

Jamie Vanegas and Cesar Morales, Educational Programs Coordinators / Coordinadores de Programas Educativos

Jose Prieto, Construction & Technical Manager / Adminstrador Tecníco & Construcción

ID Studio Staff

Jamie Vanegas

Asistente de Dirección

Jamie was born and raised in NYC and is of Colombian descent. She has been performing since she was 9 years old and she loves being on the stage. She attended Talent Unlimited HS for the performing arts and recently graduated from the City College o...

Germán Jaramillo

Artistic Director Germán Jaramillo, co-founded the most important repertory theater company in Colombia, the Teatro Libre, and its School of Acting, where he worked as a permanent actor, director and producer for almost 30 years....

Daniel Fetecua-Soto

Daniel is a member and soloist with the Limón Dance Company in New York since 2006. Born and raised in Bogota, he has been a member of various companies like DFUN, the folklore dance group of the Unieversidad Nacional, Danza Teatro Arte de Bogota...


From Cali Colombia, Mayor studied music at the University of North Texas and obtained a B.A. and subsequently an M.A. in Jazz composition. In 1998, he taught Jazz at the Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá, and where he began his investigations in Colom...

Linn Cary Mehta

English Adaptation and Translation   Linn Cary Mehta has taught English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, Yale College, Vassar College, and Barnard College, where she is currently Lecturer in English. She earned her...


Associate Artistic director - graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a focus on Art and Education and from La Escuela de Formación de Actores del Teatro Libre in Bogotá, Colombia as a performer. Jimena has participated in more than 20 p...

Wilmar Saldarriaga

WILMAR was born in Montenegro, Colombia. He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in New York. He has performed in “El Pesebre”, “Guadalupe Años Sin Cuenta”, and "Juan Rulfo Trilogy" directed by Germán Jaramillo. In 2009 h...

Victor Hugo Grajales

VICTOR graduated from Universidad de Bellas Arts in Cali, Colombia, with a degree in Dramatic Arts (2002). He has participated in several international acting workshops, including the Roy Hart Method Shop of Vocal Technique by Vicente Fuentes (1993 a...

Board Members


Herman Moreno (Chair)
Germán Jaramillo (Director)
Arturo P. Archila
Karen Davidov
Daniel Fetecua
Frederick Lehmann
Rodolfo Llinás
Pablo Mayor
Linn Cary Mehta
Sergio Orozco
Luz Miriam Toro


Luis Cantillo
Jairo Cuesta
Toni Dorfman
Crystal Field
Marcela Gaviria
Hugo Hiriart
Tim Lord
Paola Lozano
Miguel Borras
Raúl Pineda
Fanny Sanin
Mayer Sassoon
Guita Schyfter
Wally Shawn
James Sloviak
Alfonso Rosas Zamudio