Alba is an actress born in Brooklyn, New York. She works in Film, Television and Theater.
She is a graduate of the Sanford Meisner Conservatory programs and trained with Maggie Flanigan, Terry Knickerbocker and William Esper in New York City. She also trained classical theater with Alec Baldwin at South Hampton College and at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, Shakespeare at The New School in New York and at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum with Ellen Geer in Los Angeles. She is a graduate of the Actors Movement program and is a tango and flamenco dancer.
Alba’s first television experience was in New York Undercover. She has acted and performed stunts on several TV Shows and Films, including; NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent, AMC’s Dietland, Amazon’s The Tick, Netflix’s The Good Cop, Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah, Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers, Tony Scott‘s The Taking of Pelham 123, Michael Cuesta‘s Tell Tale, The Shoemaker and in Showtime’s Billions.
Alba is also known as Ava Lee Scott. a performance artist, writer and creator. She created immersive art and theatre for over a decade and performed in Festivals around the country, including Tribeca Film Festival, Future of Storytelling, North Bend Film Festival and New York Film Festival . In 2019, She created and performed in a one woman show at a New York City landmark, The American Irish Historical Society on Museum Row across from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which was an official selection of Lincoln Center’s New York Film Festival. She created and performed her character in the Off Broadway show, Sleep No More for 7 years. She wrote the book and lyrics and created an immersive musical, Serenade, based on female mythology and the poem by Edgar Allan Poe.
In 2018, she created a multimedia immersive art experience which included technology and partnered with Microsoft. She believes in empowering the voices of women present and past. Her work is a contribution to our art community. Her intimate creations capture the heart of the past in a modern culture.
The New York Times interview
After the show, I spoke with Ava Lee Scott, its writer-director, about the appeal of this fluid and interactive 19th-century performance style. “It comes down to a longing for human contact,” she said. “Today, everything is dehumanized by technology. We miss the intimacy of the Gilded Age — a handwritten letter, flowers at the door, giving a lock of hair, looking into someone’s eyes, feeling a human touch. There is a void today, and people want connections. We want storytelling and poetry in our lives.”