Katja rivera Yanko

katja rivera yanko

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Katja With a "J"

And for those of you wondering, that j sounds like a y.


Katja is a performer from Houston, Texas. No stranger to music, she has been singing for practically her entire life. Before she learned to speak, she would hum along to anything and everything. With words came sentences, then songs, and she hasn't shut up since! Growing up, she cultivated this love for music by singing in church/school choirs and playing instruments, finding theatre in later adolescence.

She began her musical theatre training at The Humphrey School of Musical Theatre. She went on to receive her BFA in Musical Theatre performance from The Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre at The University of Oklahoma in 2019. She's performed professionally at The Muny, Theatre Under The Stars, MT Wichita, The OKC Philharmonic, and The Houston Symphony.

A self-proclaimed "wholesome badass," she's tough as nails and sweet as pie. Born and raised in a loud, colorful Puerto Rican family, she's got a personality that's the size of her home state. She's never met a stranger and has a growing collection of statement eyeglasses. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, spending time outdoors, rereading the Harry Potter books, and painting.

She is currently based out of New York City as a proud member of Actor's Equity Association.

Check out her art on instagram
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