Zaida Castellanos, graduated from the Superior Institute of Art of Cuba and has had a long career as a theatre, TV and film actress. She worked on the following theatrical productions in her native Cuba: Antes del desayuno, El senor de Pourceaugnac, Esta noche se improvisa la comedia, La querida de Enramada, Arriba corazón, Maestra vida, Juana de Belciel and La mandrágor. She participated in three different International Theatre Festivals in Venezuela and Colombia with La Celestina, Requiem por la luna and El corsario y La abades. She performed important TV roles in well known Cuban telenovelas such as Un bolero para Eduardo, La séptima familia, El tigre, Retablo personal and El naranjo del patio; also appearing in TV-movies including Mirna, Primer día de resurrección, Noche de sábado, Sin tiempo para la tristeza and La sombra. She participated in a number of Cuban films, most notably in the movie Madagascar, directed by Fernando Perez, with which she received best female role award in the V Film and Latin American Culture Festival of Biarritz, France. For this role, she also received a Special Mention in the XXI Film Festival of Huelva, Spain. In Miami, she acted in and directed the play El escogido, adapted by Ma. Julia Casanova based on Neil Simons' El elegido de Dios. Her most recent work includes the plays Hay que seguir bailando, El hombre que vino del mar, La casa de todos, La señorita de Tacna y El malentendido. She has also been a part of the faculty of Teatro Prometeo at Miami Dade College as an Acting instructor as of five years ago.