Ayana Workman is an African American-Slovene actress, dancer, and writer who was born and raised in New York City. She has a BFA in acting from Mason Gross School of The Arts at Rutgers University.  Ayana has  worked and studied in Europe including time spent studying at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

She is currently represented by Clear Talent Group and is a residential member of Pop Up Theatrics Physical Theatre Company and Theater Futura . Her professional theater debut was in 2012 playing the role  of Bahia at the State Theater of Maribor in Slovenia, as a part of the European Cultural Capital Festival  2012. 

Ayana  has recently finished playing Perdita in The Public Theater's production of The Winters Tale and will be announcing her newest ventures soon! You can catch her in the latest season of Marvel's Jessica Jones!