|Elle de Amor
|Elle de Amor
SDC Associate/SAG Eligible
|Elle de Amor is a Bronx artist and educator who inspires others to climb out of
hardship by believing in dreams and respecting the educational journey.
As a member of the Hispanic Organization of Latino Actors, Actors Equity
Association, and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, she has earned
accolades in the performing arts. All the while, she has also cultivated a career in
education. Currently, she serves as Director for the Lehman Academy at CUNY
Lehman College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
For over 27 years, her theatre experience encompasses directing, acting, singing,
costuming, stage management and most recently, playwriting. She received
praise for directing projects at the 2011 Actors Studio Drama School Repertory
Season from James Lipton, “…she’s a great director!” She has worked with
distinguished theatres, the Depot Theatre, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and
the Theater for the New City among others. Recently, she played Pancha in
Josefina Lopez’ Real Women Have Curves for which North Country Public Radio’
s Connie Meng said, “She has created a three-dimensional character that we can
understand and empathize with. She also has good comic timing …” In film,
she was featured in the Nanny Diaries (Weinstein Co.) and in Waiting for
Superman (Walden Media).
She earned several awards for singing from the Bronx Rising Stars, Hispanic
World’s Fair, and Amateur Night at the Apollo. Renowned music mogul, Emilio
Estefan once commented, “Que bonita voz,” during an audition. For over a
decade, she was mistress of ceremonies for special events such as the Bronx
Puerto Rican Day Parade and Bronx Week Festivals, hosting the stage for artists
such as the King of Mambo, Tito Puente and other legends of freestyle, urban
and Latin music.
Since 1997, Elle has produced Night of Roses – Noche de Rosas. NOR is a
celebration of the life of RosaLee Alberio, a talented and gifted teen who lost her
battle against lupus in 1995. It has evolved from a lupus awareness event into a
benefit for creative arts-in-education programming. RosaLee was an active
member of Bronx Creative Arts for Youth when her life was cut short by the
disease. 2013 marks the Sweet 16 edition of the event.
Although she was born into an urban community and with little financial means,
she earned degrees in Theatre (BA-CUNY/Lehman College, MFA-Actors Studio
Drama School at Pace University) and Education (MS-Mercy College). She
continues to achieve her goals by cultivating her passion as an artist and her
respect for learning.