Jennifer Ledesma 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. After being exposed to the vibrant theatre community in Chicago that has opportunities to all types of performers, she decided to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre at Columbia College Chicago.
Her favorite Chicago credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Music Theatre Works), Bright Star (Boho Theatre), Grand Hotel (Kokandy Productions), BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret (Pride Films and Plays), If/Then (Brown Paper Box Co.), Simply Maria or the American Dream (Haven Chicago), and Little Miss Sunshine (Chicago Theatre Workshop), along with understudying at Theatre at the Center, Raven Theatre, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, and Refuge Theatre Project. She has also been featured in New Faces Sing Broadway 1956 at Porchlight Music Theatre, and is proudly represented by Big Mouth Talent.
Offstage, Jennifer is passionate about accessibility, representation, and equality in the arts community. She is a team member of The Joy Jackson Initiative, an organization that works towards systematic equity in the arts. Recently, she also became a Board Member at Chicago Arts Access, which makes the arts more accessible to the Chicago community.
Jennifer has fallen in love with this city and looks forward to future adventures within the Chicago theatre community.
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