The BARE Magazine December 2021

Paloma Garcia-Lee stars as Graziella in the heart felt, visually outstanding musical, “West Side Story,” directed by Steven Spielberg. Grab your tickets ASAP. Paloma is a triple threat shimmering talent with a heart to match. We were blown away by her warm energy and positive vibes on our shoot in Brooklyn recently. The role of [...]

Basking in the Moment with Paloma Garcia Lee of ‘WEST SIDE STORY’

Paloma was photographed and interviewed by Alison Engstrom; she was styled by Sarah Slutsky; makeup by Tina Turnbow and hair by Marc Mena; styling assistance Carlee Princell. First Look: Dress by Solace London; Shoes by M. Gemi; Hair pins by Lelet Above: Dress by Elie Saab; Jewelry by Alighieri ON SEEING THE FILM Tomorrow will [...]

The Biggest Lesson You Learn From Watching Steven Spielberg Work Up Close

The following Career Dispatch essay was written by Paloma Garcia-Lee, who plays Graziella in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story,” now playing in theaters. Patience, trust, and gratitude are some of the practices that have guided me through the last few years and have been a part of how “West Side Story” has changed my life. Something I [...]

MOD Magazine Winter 2021

PALOMA GARCIA LEE Tell us a little about your life, growing up. My parents were both in the arts and I was born into this incredible, loving and artistic home. My earliest memories are of my dad playing instruments around the house and my mom bringing me to class with her. I’d listen to my […]

How Paloma Garcia-Lee Manifested Her Dream Role, in Spielberg’s “West Side Story”

On a rainy day in November 2018, Paloma Garcia-Lee got a call from her agent that brought her to her knees outside her New York City apartment: She was going to play Graziella in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story. The call came after a lengthy audition process with Spielberg in the room, and the role, originated [...]

Paloma Garcia-Lee’s unconventional UNCSA path leads to Broadway success

You wouldn’t call Drama and Dance alumna Paloma Garcia-Lee’s artistic journey a conventional one. The 2008 high school Drama graduate originally came to UNCSA to study ballet. She’d grown up hearing about the school from her mother, high school dance alumna Teresa (Terri) Garcia. “I heard about NCSA from the first moment I can remember,” Garcia-Lee says. “Within the first week [...]