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Acting & Dance Awards/Nominations
*Winner Platinum Award for Best Voice Over Performance (Resolve): Esther Mira – The 2020 Best Actor Award New York
*Winner Gold Award for Best Duo Performance (Resolve): Heather Ludwig & Esther Mira – The 2020 Best Actor Award New York
*Winner Gold Award for Best Ensemble to the Cast of Resolve: Poonam Basu, Heather Ludwig, Esther Mira, Gordon Martin Meacham & Austin Dragovich – The 2020 Best Actor Award New York
*Winner Best Comedy (Initial Velocity) – 2Cents Theatre Group’s 2019 Acting Out INK Fest
*Runner-up Best Actress in a Comedy (Initial Velocity): Esther Mira – 2Cents Theatre Group’s 2019 Acting Out INK Fest
*Winner Award of Merit for Ensemble Cast (Resolve): Poonam Basu, Heather Ludwig & Esther Mira – The 2019 Best Shorts Competition
*Winner Best in Dance & Physical Theatre (With My Eyes Shut) – The 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival
*Winner Encore Producers’ Award (With My Eyes Shut) – The 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival
*Nominated The Outdoor Voices Festival Conversation Creation Award (With My Eyes Shut) -The 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival
Esther is the CEO and Co-Founder of Team Rebelution Films, an award-winning Independent Film Production Company based in Los Angeles. Esther has produced and released five short films under Team Rebelution Films with two additional films currently in Post-Production. She has independently produced films as well. Team Rebelution Films was originally created for the 48 Hour Film Project by Esther and fellow Co-Founders Poonam Basu, and Austin Dragovich. The three joined forces in 2017, united by their mutual love for film, a hunger for more diverse narratives, and the desire to create the absolute best film they possibly could in just 48 hours. They assembled a driven team of passionate, like-minded professionals, and the race was on! Currently, more than half of Team Rebelution Films identify as female, and half identify as BIPOC. Team Rebelution Films also has members who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Everyone at Team Rebelution works hard to encompass an equal environment for each team member in all aspects of the films they create both in front of the camera and behind the camera.
Esther recently joined 2Cents Theatre Group as the Social Media Manager and part of the Producing Team. She is one of eighteen artists that co-manage the entire company. This new collective-minded membership is universally passionate about taking 2Cents Theatre to the next level of production and community. Esther is thrilled to be Co-Producing 2Cents 7th Annual Acting Out INK Fest, a 3-day festival of female-identifying and non-binary playwrights, which will be happening in the fall of 2020.
Esther has loved working to develop her craft through extensive training, including apprenticeships at a number of notable theaters. As an apprentice at The Berkshire Theatre Festival, she studied under Stephen Spinella, Joanna Going, and Suzuki instructor Eric Hill. She also completed a residency at the Boston University Theater Institute in Boston, MA. She has studied abroad at The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK under the guidance of Michael Boyd and Vikki Heywood, at The Globe Theatre in London, UK, and at The Russian Academy Of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow, Russia, where she performed as Nina in The Seagull.
Esther graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, CA with a BA in Fine Arts and Gender Studies. There, she focused on opera, dance (modern, jazz, West African Dance, choreography) and theatre (Improv, comedy, musical theatre).
Esther received her MFA in Acting from East 15 Acting School, the theatre department of the University of Essex in London. There she did workshops and master classes in Shakespeare, Michael Chekhov, devised theatre, script writing, acting for film and TV, voice and accents, biomechanics, physical theatre, Grotowski and Laban Technique.
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