Ramona Alexander is an award-winning actress, enthusiastic about using theater as a model for social change while encouraging youth to think outside their own “…universe of six blocks…” (Ntzoke Shange). A vibrant theatre artist, educator, community leader and consultant, she spends her time offstage working with youth organizations, integrating the therapeutic aspects of theater, movement, and writing with community outreach and development.
Ramona has worked as the Arts and Culture Manager at Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, and she has partnered with numerous other organizations, including: Citi Performing Arts Center at the Wang Theatre, D.R.E.A.M Studios Inc., Bikes not Bombs, Arts in Progress, Brandeis University, The National Black College Alliance, The Boston Youth Connection, City of Boston Community Centers, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, 4-H, Underground Railway Theater, Spontaneous Celebrations, Boston Public Schools, Thompson Island Outward Bound Choices Program, Casa Myrna Vasquez, Boston Glass Community Center, Dimock Street Health Center, Good Will Industries Internationals Inc., The Living Center, Massachusetts Prevention Center, The Youth Workers Alliance and the Church Of God & Christ- Michigan.
Ramona earned her M.F.A from Brandeis University. She also studied at the Edna Manly School of Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica, participated in the Guthrie Experience Training Program 2007, and she participated in the BEST Initiative Youth Worker Certificate Training.