OUR FOUNDERS

 

 
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Xavier M. Custodio is one of the Co‐Founders of Visión Latino Theatre Company. Currently, Xavier is the Fine and Performing Arts Department Chair at South Shore International College Prep. Xavier Custodio holds a Bachelor of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music and a Master of Arts in School Leadership from Concordia University of Chicago. He has been in the following productions: The Scarecrow (Minster Dodge), Rent (Benny), Godspell (John the Baptist), Man of La Mancha (Juan), Nine Lives: A Musical Web Series (BFPS Manger), Evita, Ragtime, and The Wiz. His directing credit includes: Fame, In The Heights, Yellow Eyes, and Parachute Man (Assistant Director). Xavier Custodio has trained with Randy Buescher (Your True Voice Studio) and Janet Louer (Acting).

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Yajaira Custodio is one of the Co-Founders and Associate Artistic Director  of Visión Latino Theatre Company Theatre Company. Yajaira is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), where she attended both New York City and Los Angeles campuses. She has been fortunate enough to perform in Puerto Rico, Mexico, and most of the States in the US. Her favorite credits include: Little Shop of Horrors, Urinetown, Fiddler on the Roof, Seussical the Musical, Ragtime, Godspell, In The Heights, and most recently the role of Dolores (Lulu) Tirado in Yellow Eyes. Yajaira is extremely excited to begin a new creative adventure with Visión Latino Theatre Company Theatre Company.

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Johnathan Nieves  is one of the Co-Founders of Visión Latino Theatre Company. Johnathan is currently an actor with Gray Talent Group. He has studied at Second City and Actors Studio Chicago. Stage credits include; My Mañana Comes (Pepe), Yellow Eyes (Ian Durant/Josélito-Don José), Balm in Gilead (Carlo), Willow Creek Christmas 2014 (Joseph), In The Heights (Sonny), Fame (Ralph Garcy), Cabaret (Clifford Bradshaw), Dark Play or Short Stories (Nick), She Like Girls (Andree Dupree), Pride & Prejudice (Ensign Denny), Macbeth(Setan/Servant) Television credits include: Empire (principle dancer) and Chicago Fire.