Ina’s credits include the television shows Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, Royal Pains, NCIS: Los Angeles, CW’s Ringer, NBC’s Outlaw, MTV’s Warren the Ape, and the blockbuster feature Heaven is For Real, adapted from the NY Times Bestseller and directed by Randall Wallace (Secretariat, We Were Soldiers).
On stage, she’s worked with renowned contemporaries Richard Montoya, Herb Siguenza, and Ric Salinas of Culture Clash, Performance Artist Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Playwright Marcus Gardley, and Victory Gardens Theatre Artistic Director, Chay Yew. Her favorite roles have been non-traditionally cast with heightened or stylized language – Olivia in an American Southern adaptation of Twelfth Night, and a staged reading of Gardley’s poetic The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry. Most recently she’s read for San Diego Repertory’s Reading Series presented by Amigos Del Rep as Varya in Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and as Angel 12389 in To Be Dali written by Eric Yost and Salvador Benavides.
On the Russian stage, she’s played in Russian opposite Yuri Chursin (of the Moscow Art Theatre) in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia; and Grigoriy Siyatvinda (of the Satyricon Theatre) in Buechner’s Woyzeck directed by Alexander Nazarov. She served as company member for the State Music and Drama Theatre of Moscow during the origination of James Rado’s Hair in Russian, a show that continues to run at the company’s resident theatre in Gorky Park. Russian television credits include the network series Марш Туретского (Turetskii’s March).
Ina holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder and studied Meisner technique at Playhouse West with Christopher Liebe, Tracy and Mark Pellegrino. Russian Theatre training includes certification from the American Soviet Theatre Initiative in collaboration with the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center at the Moscow Art Theatre School (М.Х.А.Т. имени А.П. Чехова) where she was invited by the Head of Vocals, Marina Vladislavovna Smirnova, to continue study with a concentration in classical/operatic singing.Read More »