Diana Elizabeth Jordan MFA/OTA (Actor/Solo Artist/Speaker/Disability Inclusion Artivist, Artist Educator)- is a living example of triumphing over adversity and cultivating resiliency. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy (which mildly affects her speech and gait) around age 2, she grew up with a tenacious determination to be resilient when faced with disappointment and not to let adversity stand in the way of achieving her dreams. Diana was the first actress with a disability to obtain a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from California State University Long Beach. She also holds certificates in Occupational Therapy (University of Kansas), Social Emotional Arts ( UCLA). As an award-winning actress, she has been cast in over 50 plays, film, television, is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association and most recently appeared on CBS's hit show S.W.A.T. Diana is also an award nominated director and producer.
Diana has been featured on numerous podcasts and has been on guest panels ranging from inclusion and diversity to colorism. She serves on SAG-AFTRA's National Performers With Disabilities Committee, iThe Divas With Disabilities Committee and is one of the Disabled Advocates for the Women Of Color Unite JTC List.
Diana's passion for the transformative power of the arts inspired her to combine her artistic talents and launch her EduTainment Production Company, The Rainbow Butterfly Café.
Whether portraying a character, sharing a personal story or facilitating a workshop Diana touches the hearts of audiences with her humor, creativity, vulnerability and honesty.
Diana Elizabeth Jordan