A dual-citizen of the US and Ireland, Tanya Carrasco was born in New York City, where she now lives and works. She attended Rutgers University and the American Repertory Theater program at Harvard University. Tanya most recently had the rare honor to perform opposite director Martin Scorsese in the film "Campus Life". She was a founding member of the theater group The Cosmic Joke Collective in New York City with award winning French actress Audrey Dana and Grammy winner Jesse Harris. Her short film “Don’t Be Such a Girl” won Best Director of a Short at the New York International Independent Film Festival and her short film "Mercy" screened at multiple festivals. She has studied meditation in India, taught yoga in South Africa, filmed in Paris and explored many countries around the world. She is married to musician and semiotician Bill Carrasco and has a daughter, Sofia Azul.
NY International Independent Awards Best Director of a Short