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As a visionary at the intersection of art, technology, and community building, Marla claims space without apology to radically and irresistibly transform our world in all of her work.



Singer | Actress | Freelance Muse | Writer

Marla's creative journey started as a kid in extracurriculars at her public schools (PS 166, MS54, and The Beacon School) and on scholarship (Shuffles Tap and Musical Theater) in NYC.


At 17 years old, her professional career launched after winning the Jimmy Award for Best Actress in 2015 for portraying Caroline in Caroline or Change. Since then, Marla has appeared in theaters across the country on tour, on television screens, and has been published in print internationally.

Please direct all professional theater/commercial/voiceover/TV-Film opportunities to

Promotional Work

Brand Ambassador | Event Host | Speaker

Marla started her modeling journey in 2019 while finishing her computer science degree and working a survival job in Flatiron. When enough guests at her restaurant asked her "hey do you model?" she decided to look into it.


On her first look into the industry, she booked 3 NYFW runway shows, has been published internationally, and works with global majority owned and/or sustainble brands that align with her views on abolition, Black and indigenous sovreignty, and urgent action.

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Consulting & Mentorship 

Pick my brain

Have an idea and want to see how to bring it to fruition? Book me to make your irresistible vision a reality! 

Grow As We Go Consulting

After founding Claim Our Space NOW in 2020 with no previous business or organizing experience, I have been coached and mentored by Black women who continue to arm me with a dynamic blend of leadership skills that I've adapted to intentionally reject capitalist *grind* culture and infuse transformative justice and community building practices. I tailor this program to you and your needs. Let's grow together!​

Performing Arts Equity and Dramaturgy Consulting

Do you want to make your theater/piece of work more accessible for audiences, your artists, and more? Book me to assess your work and create action plans to make your space and work equitable for all.

Inquire for a zoom/in person session rates tailored to your needs


Need an event organizer for your community action? Let's get'er done!

From ideation to execution, Marla's participation will make your community event inclusive, accessible, and active to keep the revolution irresistible!

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