I was born in Mexico City, where I found my love for tacos, bachata and my passion: acting.
I was part of the Praxis Company, staging productions like "Some Girl(s)" by Neil Labute, to original plays such as "Ruta 13" by Jimena Merodio."Los Últimos", my first short film, won the category of Best Cinematography at the Alternative Film Festival. In 2019, I relocated to my now second home, New York, where I studied the Meisner Technique at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre. I was fortunate to study with incredible teachers such as Todd Susman, Sandy Faison, John Tyrrell, Gary Kingston, who have described me as "the toughest person in the room", “incredible emotional access” and “a smart actor with an incredible voice”.
Soon after my graduation in May 2022, I played the role of Vanessa in the Light Opera Of New Jersey's production of "In The Heights". My most recent film credit is "Camp Joy" directed by Dimas Salaberrios, to be released in 2024. My latest project was the psychological thriller play "The Chickens Have Come Home To Roost", directed by Ana Cristina Da Silva, presented at Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn.
"So incredibly proud of Valeria Aceves as Vanessa in the LONJ production of IN THE HEIGHTS. She is a show stopper in every sense! Keep your eye on her!!! Brava bella!! "
-Andrea DelGuidice, acclaimed Bel Canto master teacher
I’m drawn to roles full of determination and courage, such as Diane Guerrero in Doom Patrol, Jenna Ortega in Wednesday, Eva Noblezada in Hadestown. Lately, I've been reading for young characters who are bright, rebellious fighters. I have loved exploring these character’s realities by finding my own truth in them. I want the audience to also recognize themselves in them.
When I'm not on stage you can find me surfing in the transparent waters of Puerto Escondido or doing any crazy aerial dance tricks. I also enjoy learning new skills like CPR (although I hope I never get to use it), Stage Combat, or adding a language to my language library (fluent in Spanish, English, French/ strengthening Italian and Portuguese).
As a queer latina actress it's important that my work opens spaces for people who look, talk and feel just like me. I want to break down the stereotypes that limit latinx characters, and tell stories with the authenticity it deserves.
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