Cindy is a Bronx bred and Harlem based first generation Dominican American artist and producer. She is an artistic producer of The Dominican Artists Collective, a company of Dominican storytellers based in New York City, with members across the globe. She is the creator and producer for “Sharing Sessions” a free virtual program where artists can participate in a Q&A with industry professionals as well as share and develop new work. She's most interested in raising the visibility of Black Latinxs and dismantling the anti-black rhetoric in the Latinx community. She recently produced a call to action video that garnered 5K views on Instagram and TikTok that called out the entertainment industries lack of diversity and centering of Black Latinx people both here and in Latin America. Most recently she was a top 12 finalist for the Nosotros Organization Ya Tu Sabes Monologue Slam presented by NBC. A proud graduate of LaGuardia Arts High School (The Fame School). After High school she attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University before moving to Sarasota Florida to intern at Florida Studio Theatre. She lived in sunny Florida until 2017. She has been seen on stages all across the U.S. as well as on TV and Film. She opened Williamstown Theatre Festivals 2021 season in Robert O'Hara's curated series Celebrating The Black Radical Imagination: 9 solo plays. Her solo play dealt with the complexities of anti-Black rhetoric in the Dominican Republic and was written by Guadalis Del Carmen. She is featured in Kevin Smiths highly anticipated movie “Kilroy Was Here” which will be the first film in history to be sold as an NFT. She will be attending Yale School of Drama in the fall.
Planned Parenthood Campaign Spanish w/ English Subtitles
"Emily (Cindy De La Cruz, artfully aging from bratty to mature)"
"Another standout was De La Cruz as Emily. De La Cruz nailed the earnestness of her character, bringing Emily’s genuine realizations to life in a way that’s crucial for “Our Town” to hit its mark."
"Cindy De La Cruz gives Nina an off-kilter flavor that makes her intriguing"
"And De La Cruz has good energy as the betrayed Suzanne, flinging herself into the part with abandon. "
"Both Baker and De La Cruz give energetic, invigorating performances in this fast-paced and high-octane play, sharing a magnetic chemistry that comes from their command of the stage and their craft"
"it could just as easily be showcased in an empty room, because the show is carried by the conviction and power that these two women bring to the stage."
"As Zoe Reed, Cindy De La Cruz is a powerhouse.
Zoe's transformation is as convincing as it is seamless."