CT born and raised, New York City based
Born in Hartford, CT, Katya has worked in the arts in both Connecticut and New York. Her regional theater credits include Possessing Harriet (Franklin Stage), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Playhouse on Park), The Resolute (Wymoing Theater Festival), The Winter’s Tale (South Dakota Shakespeare). Television credits include Dietland, The Blacklist, and Katya has appeared in commercials and numerous short films.
As a teaching artist in Connecticut, Katya has worked extensively with Hartford Performs, first as a summer teaching artist, and then as an Artist-in-Residence at Noah Webster School. Katya served as a facilitator and acting specialist for Hartbeat Ensemble’s Youth Play Institute and as a teaching artist for the company’s Startin’ Drama program. Katya also worked as a teaching artist for Hartford Children’s Theater. In New York City, Katya served as a teaching artist for Naked Angels theater company and Young Actors Workshop Brooklyn.
She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Theater Arts and a minor in business administration from Salve Regina University and holds a Master’s in Fine Arts in Acting from The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University. She also completed a one year conservatory program at the Barrow Group school and participated in the Labyrinth Theater Company’s Summer Intensive (2018). Katya is currently studying improv comedy at Magnet Theater Company.
Katya has also studied dance and movement at Alvin Ailey, Arthur Murray Dance, Julie Lang Studio of Dance, and numerous workshops in salsa on1 and on2 in both New York and Connecticut. She also studied suzuki and viewpoints with Bated Breath Theater Company.
Katya currently lives in Harlem, NY.
"Katya Collazo, who plays Nurse Flinn and Sandra, performs two characters who have completely opposite personalities. Nurse Flinn is a devout Catholic, while Sandra is the live in the moment type of person. Collazo performs both characters wonderfully, for when she is performing as Nurse Flinn, she becomes stoic in appearance and composes herself in a formal manner, and when she performs as Sandra, she acts with a free-spirited attitude." Joshua Gorero, CT Critics Circle, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
"Katya Collazo was most effective in her Playhouse on Park debut as the mousy and devout Nurse Flinn and also covered the role of the partygirl Sandra..."-Nancy Sasso Janis, Naugatauk Patch (CT); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
"Katya Collazo is equally as wonderful as the meeker Nurse Flinn and also, prostitute Sandra"- Pillow Talking Blog Review (CT); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest