Donna Racine Wilson Mariscal was born and raised in San Luis Rio Colorado Sonora, Mexico, and came to the United States with the clear vision of pursuing the “American Dream.” With that dream fortified in her soul and with her exemplary tenacity, she founded Latin Phaze, an innovative dance troupe that performed to positive reviews in many West Coast venues. She continued on her artistic path, following the success of her troupe. This led her to New York City, where she earned a B.F.A. in Dance and Theater, with a minor in Communications from Lehman College. She graduated Cum laude and was awarded the Bing Bills academic award for the highest grade point average in her department of study.
As a performer, some of her Dance/Theater credits include - Young Roots, choreographed by La Roka, Colored Lives, where she played the role of Debbie, L.O.U.D., choreographed by Amy Larimer, Night Swim, where she played Rosi, SALIGIA-The 7 Deadly Sins, choreographed by Jamali Corniel, and The Whiz, choreographed by Nicholas Leichter. She has also choreographed, directed, and performed in productions such as; Too Outside The Box, Who WantsTo be an American?, La Kaleka, Who Are You?. Donna’s most recent production, ASA Dance Piece was created to introduce Asa A Beautiful Girl whith won a number of awards in 2014.
In addition to dance and theater, Donna has also appeared on international television in Nuestra Belleza Latina and Un Minuto Para Ganar. She has also played a major role in Mestizo, a folk Latin Dance Company based in New York City.
Donna sums up her love for the performing arts in this way:
“I love living my passion, I love to create and touch people’s hearts. I want to continue impacting peoples lives through the arts. My work is inspired by the struggles of my people as they hope for a better life. I will be a success if even one person feels the joy and fulfillment that I hope to share with the world.”