Jennifer Ledesma (she/her/hers) is a Mexican American performer currently based in Chicago. She grew up in Orange County, California where she began her performing arts training as a kid with dance, voice, acting, and guitar lessons. Jennifer decided to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre at Columbia College Chicago and fell in love with the city's vibrant, supportive, and inclusive theatre community.
Favorite credits of hers include: American Mariachi (TheatreSquared), Shrek (Drury Lane Theatre), West Side Story (Morris Performing Arts Center), The Little Mermaid and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Music Theatre Works), the Chicago premiere of Bright Star (Boho Theatre), Grand Hotel (Kokandy Productions), Same Same But Different (New York City Children's Theatre), BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret (Pride Films and Plays), the Chicago premiere of If/Then (Brown Paper Box Co.), and the regional premiere of Little Miss Sunshine (Chicago Theatre Workshop). Jennifer has been featured in Broadway In Your Backyard and New Faces Sing Broadway 1956 at Porchlight Music Theatre, and has also understudied at Theatre at the Center, Raven Theatre, and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre.
Jennifer is proudly represented by Big Mouth Talent.
When she's not acting, she works with Satiated Artists, which connects artists with flexible day jobs. She currently works as a Communications Coordinator to Queer Cultural Center, a non-profit that highlights the work of queer and BIPOC visual/performing artists in the California Bay Area, along with creating resources for the wider community.