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Hey, I'm Kayla Zanakis
Actor
New York Based, Miami Raised

" Broadway quality acting "

- Maren Scriven, American Critics Association

" Kayla Zanakis gives a

phenomenal performance"

- Katherine Hebert,  BROADWAY DNA

"Kayla Zanakis might be one of the most positive, motivated people I have ever met... I am hopeful because of people like Kayla. " - Emma Stern, SHESOURCES

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Quantum

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this old haunt

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NYU Tisch

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Greater Fools

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Fled Collective

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OneIronaut

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Workshops

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Poe's Children

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A DominiGreek (Dominican mother, Greek father) whose family parties are  My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets

In The Heights, and yes, the food is incredible.

How on Earth do you pronounce her last name? Very simple equation. 

Zach Galifinakis - ch - Galifi = Zanakis

(Yes, both their families are from Crete, and no, they're not related...to Kayla's knowledge).

After Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico, Kayla started a three-tier activism organization called

Artists in Action at NYU, a service organization dedicated to giving back to domestic and international needs. 

First-generation college student who took 10 AP classes in high school, attended her dream school on a full-ride scholarship and graduated at the age of 20.

Deeply believes that community is everything. From connecting with folks in an honest and present way to developing work to performing, every step must involve both the community of artists and the audience community. The magic of acting both in theatre and film comes from a union of presence. 

Ocean lover who dives off the coast of Miami to explore shipwrecks up to 100 feet deep

(working on her night diving and free diving certification). 

what her resume doesn't tell you...

past projects
past projects
past projects

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SWAY

Kayla Zanakis
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No Mercy

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yo-ho

Featured Work
Reviews
Awards
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What's next?
What's next?
What's next?

news
news
news

awards
awards
awards

Community Connector Award at NYU Tisch

President's Service Award

Best Actor Award at NYU Tisch

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reviews
reviews

Kayla is in an ongoing, bi-monthly late-night new play series called SERIALS, produced by The Fled Collective. Get your tickets here.  

Kayla will be in the Out Of The Hat Festival, November 28 -November 30, December 5 - December 7

Whenever she has time, Kayla will try to perfect her one hand cartwheel

Broadway World Runner-Up Best New Musical: This Old Haunt

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Get in touch
Get in touch
Get in touch

Jordan, Gill, and Dornbaum Agency
David McDermott
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davidmcdermottjgd@gmail.com 


 

or call me beep me if you wanna reach out to me directly

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