Annie DiMartino Professional Biography

Originally from Seattle, Ms. DiMartino received her Bachelor of Arts from Central Washington University and her Master of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton where her emphasis was acting. While living in California, Ms. DiMartino performed in and around the Los Angeles and Orange County areas where she was nominated for both a LA Weekly Award and OC Theatre Award for her work in Grasmere wherein, she originated the role of Dorothy Wordsworth.  Her work would later have her reprising the role at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles where she earned a Best Featured Actress Nomination from the LA Times, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and Off Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York. 

During her decade on the East Coast, Ms. DiMartino held the position of Director of Education for Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven CT, where she oversaw all educational programming. In her tenure, Ms. DiMartino started the Shake-it-Up Shakespeare Summer Youth Ensemble, of which she directed the Summer Shows, offered private acting coaching to many students who went on to land roles on Broadway, and work in film and television.  In Addition, Ms. DiMartino had the privilege and honor to collaborate as a child acting coach on two world premier plays by Athol Fugard, Coming Home and Shadow of a Hummingbird of which Mr. Fugard also starred.  As an acting instructor, Ms. DiMartino has taught year-long courses at Amistad Academy and New Haven’s Educational Center for the Arts as well as facilitated various theatre workshops and Master Classes at Wesleyan University, Yale, Southern Connecticut State University, Housatonic Community College, and the University of Bridgeport.

Having returned to Seattle in 2015, Ms. DiMartino held the position of Director of Education for Book-It Repertory Theatre, where she oversaw a robust touring season, school residencies, Listen Up Spoken Word Festival and served as a faculty member with BTiC (Bringing Theatre into the Classroom).  In her tenure with Book-It, Ms. DiMartino adapted 5 touring shows including A Splash of Red, Last Stop on Market Street, Ada’s Violin (which she also directed) The Odyssey (which she also directed), and Wordy Birdy.

In July 2019, Ms. DiMartino became the first Education Director for the Performing Arts Center Eastside (PACE) and soon was promoted to Deputy Director after leading the organization through their first SWOT survey, Real Time Strategic Planning, and Rapid Planning Process which feeds their Ghant Chart.  In 2021 Ms. DiMartino also conceptualized and produced her first Festival Series, Arts Without Barriers which earned 4 awards from the Washington Festival and Events Association, and later won a multi-year contract with the City of Bellevue to produce their Bellwether Arts and Tech Festival

Professionally, Ms. DiMartino has performed in Anton in Show Business with Theatre Four and served as an acting company member with ARTFARM where she appeared in leading roles in The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Shakespeare’s Argument, Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear.  In addition, Ms. DiMartino performed extensive recording work having lent her voice to a multitude of radio ads, article readings for Yale’s Center for Dyslexia and Creativity and voiced the role of Destra in the animated film Prodigal Son produced by Gener8tion Entertainment.

Ernesto Balderas


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