With nearly 20 years of experience, Fatima Quander is an accomplished professional actor and proud member of both Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). She has performed with FRESHH Inc. Theatre Company, DC Hip Hop Theatre Festival, Rep Stage, Everyman Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage Education, Theater of the First Amendment, the Folger Theatre, Imagination Stage, and Discovery Theater; she has also performed in house and on tour with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Additionally, she has appeared in a number of national and regional commercials including Toyota, Under Armour and Dick’s Sporting Goods, DC Health Link, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, and Navy Federal Credit Union among others.
Quander is a Lecturer of Acting in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park and previously taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Howard Community College; additionally, she serves as a guest instructor at Beloit College, her alma mater. Quander is a company member with Young Playwrights' Theater (YPT) and served as the Director of The Vanguard, FRESHH Inc. Theatre Company’s Black women’s acting ensemble, where she led master classes and workshops on theatre techniques, professions, and the business of acting. As a teaching artist, Quander works with a number of theatres and programs throughout the Washington, DC area including Folger Shakespeare Library’s McKee Fellows Program and Secondary School Shakespeare Festival, FRESHH Inc.’s Griot Girls, Everyman Theatre, Poetry Out Loud, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Sitar Arts Center, Jr. Discovery at Georgetown University, and YPT. She received her M.F.A. in Acting from Actors Studio Drama School at New School University in New York City and her B.A. in Theatre Arts, Acting Concentration from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin.