Paola Hernández is a singer, actress, and dancer born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Even from the tender age of 8, when she performed in her first show, Annie, Paola has been a true triple threat and has been working professionally ever since. Paola attended the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. After graduation, she worked in an advertising agency while performing in productions like Rent with ARTS Productions . In 2013, Paola packed her bags and headed to New York to pursue her dreams and take her acting to the next level. After completing the Two-Year Professional Musical Theatre Workshop at Circle in the Square Theatre School, she took New York by storm. She has had the opportunity to work in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, 54 Below, and the Town Hall. Paola after returning from the 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent, she portrayed the role of Antonia in Man of La Mancha at Westport Country Playhouse. She is thrilled to be performing the role of Anita in West Side Story with the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra.
"Paola Hernandez does a superb job portraying Mimi's heroin addiction. She appears strung out at all the right times, adding to the impact of Mimi's storyline."