Trained at the university level, Latavia has played various roles in student films. While her passion is filmmaking, and more specifically writing and directing, Latavia pursues acting as a means to better understand actors and in turn write better stories with better dialogue, more clear direction, and a deeper meaning. She also partakes in modeling to feel more comfortable and expressive in front of the camera.
Latavia was trained in acting at Arizona State University as well as with The Young Agency in Phoenix, Arizona. Her very first trainer was Elisa Gonzales, a stage director, actor, and voice and speech coach. Gonzales’ training was mainly stage performance. Amanda Crisalli, a star in the new film Raising Buchanan, was Latavia’s second trainer. Crisalli taught Latavia the fundamentals of acting for the screen. Latavia is currently under the training of actor and producer, Gene Ganssle.
Latavia has recently directed, produced, and acted in a pilot episode of a series called En Route which explores issues prevalent to the digital age, millennials, and college campuses. She played Nora, the witty friend who calls out problematic people. She also acted in two scenes by directing student, Cassidy Mattson.
Latavia was born in Miami, Florida and moved to Peterborough, United Kingdom when she was 12 years old. At age 8, she began Baton Twirling and was widely recognized in her age group. She has a passion for storytelling in photography, film, painting, and design. She is also very interested in astrology and color theory. Latavia also dabbles in ukulele. is looking forward to making sure there is more representation in the higher levels of media to encourage other young black girls that they can achieve.