Elysia Segal is a New York-based actress, science communicator, voiceover artist, and playwright. Born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Orlando, FL, she worked at Walt Disney World as a character performer for a number of years before deciding to pursue acting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
While there, she studied acting at the Stella Adler Studio, as well as musical theatre at CAP21 and film/television technique from Stonestreet Studios Film/TV. She also had the opportunity to study with the Abbey Theater in Dublin, Ireland.
Since then, Elysia has performed in numerous musicals, films and workshops and created interactive, engaging public programming and family shows for cultural organizations including the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the New York Transit Museum, New-York Historical Society, the Bronx & Central Park Zoos and the DAR Museum in Washington, DC. Her performance topics have ranged from aviation & transportation history and science, to a digital theatrical gaming adventure, an immersive recreation of a 1940s radio show and even an Epic Rap Battle about weather preparedness and sustainability!
Elysia currently works as the Producer of Public Programs at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City where she performs creative, interactive programming and hosts a variety of virtual online experiences. She is the Project Director for their NEH grant-funded program Crossing the Line, in which she works with teens in underserved communities to create their own performance pieces using primary sources on themes such as the Space Race and the Vietnam War. Be sure to catch her live streaming monthly on NASASpaceflight.com and the Museum's Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch channels!
She also serves as a NASA Solar System Ambassador, a role in which she brings to life the science, discoveries, and excitement of NASA's space missions!
Random Fun Facts:
- She won first place at the International Science & Engineering Fair and has a main-belt asteroid named after her.
- She is one half of the historical singing duo, the Revolutionary Warblers, now performing across the country!
- Elysia has grapheme-color synesthesia and chromesthesia, which allow her to experience letters, numbers and sounds as colors.
- She loves to bake, play ukulele, and is a huge sci-fi geek!