Yessenia Rivas


Hey y’all, I’m Yessenia Rivas. I’m an actor and dancer living in NY.


I come from the small town of Mission, TX. Don’t let the word ‘small’ confuse you. We’re little but full of fiesta, love and delicious food. After getting my B.S. in Theatre at Tufts University, I packed my bags and headed to NY. 3 amazing years later, I received my M.F.A. in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School. I’m now loving life here in NY, working hard every day to achieve my goals.


At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.

- frida kahlo

  • You can catch me on the Amazon Prime award winning short film Let's Play Dead Girl (2014) where I was awarded Best Supporting Actress at the My Final Shot Production Film Festival.

  • I’ve studied ballet, pointe, contemporary, folklorico, flamenco, tap, salsa, hip - hop, gymnastics and jazz, training in multiple U.S. studios as well as internationally with Balet de Monterrey.

  • I throw a mean 2,3 punch 👊🏼 and do a super solid bird of paradise.


I used to think I was the strangest person in the world, but then I thought, there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels flawed and bizarre in the same ways I do…

Frida Kahlo


I love making jewelry, reading, catching up on Jane the Virgin, baking every new recipe on Pinterest, boxing and yoga classes, and eating the best new desserts in the city.


looking forward to working with you!