Jennifer Andrea Porras

Andrea Porras is a Cultura Cura Ninja with curator, producer, actor, creative writer and documentarian superpowers. Porras was the resident artist at the Gallery of Myths and Living Traditions with their mentor Michelle Walker, who together created and curated Healing Altares. Currently they serve as part of the Arts Program Specialist Team with The California Arts Council, managing the Local Impact and Artists in Communities project based grants.


Prior to joining the CAC, Porras served as Curator and Community Arts Center manager for University of California Davis’ Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer alongside Malaquias Montoya and a team of emerging artists. They received a B.A. in Theatre Arts with a focus on Teatro Chicana & Black Theatre from California State University, Sacramento and a minor in Cultural Anthropology with an emphasis in dance cultures. Porras, has been the recipient of fellowships from El Teatro Campesino, Brown Sheep Project/Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Manicrudo collective, The Center for African Peace and Conflict Resolution, and the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture among others.