Hillary Wheelock (she/they) is a Latina actor and fight choreographer, newly based in Denver. She deeply passionate about new, challenging plays and creating frighteningly convincing staged violence in intimate spaces. Hillary previously worked for Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT), a fellow National New Play Network Core member, for a over five years as Finance Associate and regularly-featured artist. Since moving to Denver, she has performed with Benchmark Theatre in the regional premiere of Sarah Kane’s Blasted (Cate), and with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Raekwon for their orchestral staging of Raekwon’s acclaimed inaugural album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…. She is signed with Wilhelmina Denver for film & print, and has been featured in print and film projects with Hot Tools and USAA.

Hillary honors her Nicaraguan heritage through bilingual performance, including acting in the Northeast Ohio regional Spanish premieres of Marisol (June & fight choreographer), En el Tiempo de las Mariposas (María Teresa), and Uz, el Pueblo with Teatro Público de Cleveland. With CPT, she was in the world premiere casts of An Xmas Cuento Remix (National New Play Network rolling world premiere – Anita/Elena/Young Elena, fight & dance captain) and The Family Claxon (Catie), and was involved in on-going development of new devised theatre pieces created by Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan. Hillary’s acting and fight choreography has been featured elsewhere in Ohio, including at convergence-continuum (Massacre – Lila & fight choreographer, Collaborator – Cass, Harm’s Way – Isle of Mercy), Ensemble Theatre (The Neverending Story – Atreyu, Twelfth Night – Viola), Mamai Theatre Company (Three Sisters – Natasha), and Theatre Ninjas. She spent seven seasons with the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, playing roles like Miranda, Puck, Mercutio, Jaques, Silvia, Nerissa, and Biron.

In her free time, Hillary enjoys rock concerts, road trips to National Parks and Monuments, hiking, crossword puzzles, and following high-profile legal cases. She is a self-proclaimed National Monument nerd, and she has summited eight of Colorado’s fifty-eight 14ers.