Santoya Fields is a theater, film, and commercial actress in the Bay Area and New York City. Growing up she majored in dance while attending performing arts middle and high schools. After high school, she moved to New York City and trained at Alvin Ailey Dance Theater as a fellowship recipient. Since transitioning into acting, Santoya has appeared in New York City off-Broadway shows, such as Rachel (New Brooklyn Theater), Echoes of Ebola (Whistleblower Production), and she played Iphigenia in Iphigenia Among the Taurians (Everyday Inferno). In the Bay Area, Santoya has been seen in the remount of Black Odyssey (California Shakespeare Theater), A Streetcar Named Desire (African American Shakespeare Company), and White (Shotgun Players). Fields was nominated for a Theater Bay Area and San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award for her performance in ‘White’.
Santoya believes in the arts' ability to educate and empower personal change, particularly in our underserved communities. As an educator, Santoya looks to inspire her students by guiding them to their own unique abilities as they create, learn, and grow as an ensemble of storytellers. She emphasizes that all things are possible through the power of imagination. Santoya accredits her journey and successful transitions in life, to the foundation she gained from her performing arts education as a youth.