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Raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Maria Cristina is a proud Cuban American, a daughter of an immigrant, a fighter of equity and accountability, and a lover of the arts. She is a graduate of James Madison University where she studied Musical Theatre. 

She started dance lessons at the age of eight and continued since then adding acting, and voice lessons to widen her versatility of storytelling through art. 
Maria Cristina has toured nationally with Hello, Dolly!The Bodyguard the MusicalGhost the Musical (Ensemble/Mrs. Santiago U/S), and Elf the Musical

After returning from touring with with Hello, Dolly! she made her New York debut in New York City Center's Evita as the Mistress!

She is thrilled to be returning to Argentina, in Sammi Cannold's production of Evita! After originating the role of the mistress in this version, she is honored to be covering the role of Eva as well as the mistress at ART in Boston, as well as the Shakespeare Threatre in DC. 

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