Raised in the vibrant and diverse atmosphere of New York, Teresa-Esmeralda has always been inspired by the city's energy and the natural beauty of the Hudson Valley. As a first-generation Dominican American, she's had a passion for storytelling from an early age, which has taken her on a journey around the world.
While earning her bachelor's degree in documentary film production, she quickly made her mark in the industry. Her directorial debut, "Bradley Eros: The Performance of Cinema," premiered at BAM as part of the Brooklyn College Film Festival and was featured at the Oscar-qualifying American Documentary Film Festival. Later that piece would be selected for the university's Film Retrospective 40th Anniversary in 2023.
After earning her bachelor's degree in documentary film production, she carved her own path by forming Static Sifting Films, an avenue to create her own work. Not long after, she joined forces with some longtime friends and colleagues to create Colorway Productions, a production house dedicated to amplifying the voices of artists from all backgrounds. Her work as co-founder, COO, and creative director of Colorway has allowed her to lead multiple projects; in editing, directing, producing, storyboarding, and more.
In addition to her work at Colorway, she also provides sound mixing for a variety of content, including ENG, broadcast, commercial, documentary, and scripted productions through the legally recognized worker-owned cooperative the New York Sound Co-Op.
When she's not busy with her creative pursuits, she enjoys exploring her artistic side through drawing and printmaking. Over the years, she's worked with many different mediums, including theater, painting, and graphic design. In her last year as an undergraduate, she discovered a love for intaglio and linocut printmaking, which have expanded her visual vocabulary even further.