Gloria Marie Baraquio is a Filipino-American yoga teacher, writer, TV producer, and actor from Hawaii. She discovered her passion for performance in 2008 while teaching at a charter school on the Big Island, when she was asked to play a principle role in the musical “Aida”. She landed a principle role in “Bat Boy, the Musical” and then went on to study performance in both Hollywood and Boulder. With a background in community development, television hosting, film acting, and contemporary performance, Gloria strives to share multicultural stories in fresh, creative ways. She is currently establishing an international theatre ensemble called Fire & Ice (www.fireandicetheatre.org).