Rosie is a native New Yorker of hispanic descent. A graduate of the School for Film and Television's Acting conservatory and New York University (Translations). She began acting training, voice, speech and improvization training at New York's HB Studio with: Michael Beckett (Master Class by Invitation only), Bill Maloney, Bill Hickey and Uta Hagen and then at New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts (The School for Film & TV). Her movement training includes L. Williamson and Alexander Techniques. She is an Active member of the Spanish Repertory Theater “Repertorio Español” since 1999. And currently performs in La Gringa (Off-Broadway run in it's 20th year). She has performed in over 75 theater productions in English and Spanish in New York and abroad in both contemporary and classical pieces as well as Interactive Children's Theater. Has Toured with Deep Ellum Ensemble; Pregones Theater; SEA (Society Educational Arts) New York - both as actress and teaching artist; Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. Her TV and Film credits include: The Sinner, Alternatino, Law & Order (SVU), L&O (CI), Dellaventura (ABC), Cousin of the Bride (HBO), Under my Nails (HBO Latino Winner Best Domestic Feature) as well as independent films and shorts for the College of Motion Pictures Arts and Science (FSU), as well as numerous SAG Industrials and several television pilots.
She is the proud recipient of : Eight HOLA awards (Hispanic Organization for Latin Actors) in New York city in various categories; Fuerza Fest Award from the Hispanic Federation, Best Actress (2016); The Pan-Pacific Film Award for 'Best Actress in a Drama' category (2012); several ACE Awards, and New York State Citation Award 'Distinguished Latinas in Theater'; and a LOLA Award Honorable mention for her film Friendship at the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival.
As a coach her clients' credits include: Elementary, The Bridge, GOTHAM, POWER, Two River Theater, Repertorio Español, Elvis, Sex and the City, Law & Order, Primetime's "What would you do?", A Bicycle Country, Mountain Dew campaigns and Target campaigns. Has coached journalists as well as business professionals at NBCLatino.com and Latina Magazine as well several independent films in the U.S.; and ongoing work with monologues and scene work. Rosie also prepares students for admission auditions to colleges in the US. Her Clients have been accepted to Penn State University, Florida State University, College of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, and CUNY.
As a Voice Over artist her credits include dozens of Radio and Television voice overs in English and Spanish. Audiobook narrator for the U.S. Library of Congress in English and Spanish. Some favorite titles include The Mayan Prophecies (Maurice Coterell), The Darkest Hour (Maya Banks), Shirley, Goodness and Mercy (D.Macomber), A Gift to Last (D. Macomber), Mas que Libertad (D. Parra), El Pais de las Mujeres (G. Belli), Las Moradas o El Castillo Interior (Santa Teresa de Jesus), Un Dia (D. Nicholls), Lo que tu Luz Dice, among others. Her narrations also include Christian Publications and educational recordings for young audiences with Benchmark, Inc. The voice of narrations and introductions to Berlitz Language Method Manuals and was the face and voice of Selecciones (Readers' Digest) on spanish language Television for five years. Also Narrated En el Tiempo de las Mariposas (Julia Alvarez), and was one of the narrators of De como las Hermanas Garcia perdieron su acento also by Julia Alvarez, nominated for an Audie (Recorded Books, Ltd.). She is the voice of the newly launched kids video games KNEOWORLD, state of the art videos games that promote "Edutainment" (Education and Entertainment) in English and Spanish for bilingual youngsters.
Rosie translated and adapted John Leguizamo’s Broadway Show Ghetto Klown (into Spanish) for his Latin American Tour 2011-2012. Was featured in the documentary "Tales of a Ghetto Klown" as part of PBS' summer series (2013). Clients as translator/proofreader and language consultant include: The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, New York Apple Tours, Children’s Cancer Society, Ballet Hispanico, Banco Español de Credito (Policy Manuals), Repertorio Español and as freelance consultant for Wing (Pantene, Goya, Kettle One Vodka, Bank of America), Home Depot and Avon campaigns, to name a few.
Her most recent chapter - writing, directing and producing her trilogy of shorts about Dying with Dignity, the assisted death practice that has now been approved in 6 states in the US. The first of which is FRIENDSHIP, (Best Short at Loisaida Film Fest & Audience Favorite; LOLA Award Honorable Mention at Philadelphia Latino Film Festival; and finalist at Los Angeles on line Film Fest.)
Rosie currently sits on the Advisory Board "VIVA Broadway", part of The Broadway League's initiative to bridge the gap with Latino audiences and increase presence on Broadway.