Modesto Flako Jimenez

Undergraduate Discipline


A Bushwick-raised artist and educator, Modesto Flako Jimenez is a 2015 HOLA Best Ensemble Award Winner, an ATI Best Actor Award Winner 2016, a HOLA Outstanding Solo Performer 2017, a 2016 Princess Grace Honorarium in Theatre, and has been profiled in The New York Times. He has taught theatre/poetry in New York City public schools for 10 years. Flako Jimenez has toured internationally and has appeared on TEDxBushwick and in Early Shaker Spirituals (Wooster Group), Richard Maxwell’s Samara (Soho Rep.), Kaneza Schaal’s Jack & (BAM), and Victor Morales Esperento (Sundance). In 2018, he became the first Dominican-American lead artist in The Public Theatre’s UTR Festival for ¡Oye! For My Dear Brooklyn. SLC, 2020-