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Drama Student of the Month
Thespian Arts Honor Cord
Performing Arts Honoree
Renaissance Performing Arts Scholar Nominee
Most Inspirational
Junior Female of the Year
Most Inspirational
Freshman Actress of the Year

Accolades

BEST ACTRESS

AUGUST 2018

Lucy, A View from the Mountain

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

JUNE 2018

Lucy , A View from the Mountain

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

PER PROJECT: 2014 - 2018

"Searching" - Sundance (2018)
"A View From the Mountain" - LA Edge Film Festival (2018)
"Violet" - Women's Film Festival, Philadelphia (2017)

"The Mountain" - Burbank Film Festival (2014)

*NATIONAL WIN*
"OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS"

THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
2011 - 2012

For her role as Willie the Space Freak in the gender-bended adaptation of Sam Shepard's, The Unseen Hand.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

THE LOS ANGELES THEATER ACADEMY
2012

Graduated at the top of her class from the 3 year audition-only acting conservatory that trained the likes of Morgan Freeman & Mark Hamill.

IRENE RYAN SEMI-FINALIST

KENNEDY CENTER AMERICAN COLLEGE THEATER FESTIVAL
2010

Nominated for her role as Van's Sister in Dog Sees God. Aranda progressed to semi-finals with partner, the late Philipp Sweeney.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

RUBEN S. AYALA THEATER COMPANY 
2009

Award founded in recipient's honor:
"Actor | Director |Technician
September 2005 - June 2009
Total Dedication - Total Care
Thespian Troupe 5173"

FIRST PLACE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE

THESPIAN ARTS FESTIVAL

TROUPE 5173
MAY 20, 2009

For her performance of "Glass Marbles."

RUNNER UP COMEDIC MONOLOGUE

THESPIAN ARTS FESTIVAL
TROUPE 5173
MAY 20, 2009

For her performance of an original monologue.

SWEEPSTAKES AWARD

THESPIAN ARTS FESTIVAL
TROUPE 5173
MAY 20, 2009

Voted best performance overall for role in "Glass Marbles"

MOST INSPIRATIONAL

RUBEN S. AYALA THEATER COMPANY

Two-time winner for production years 2007-2008 and 2008-2009.

JUNIOR ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

RUBEN S. AYALA THEATER COMPANY
2007-2008

For her overall
performances in the production year.

FRESHMAN ACTRESS OF THE YEAR

RUBEN S. AYALA THEATER COMPANY

2005-2006 

For her overall performances in the production year.

DTASC SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL SEMI-FINALIST

ROBERT O. TOWNSEND THEATER COMPANY
2005

Progressed to the semi-final round of the Fall Drama Teacher's Associate of Southen California's Shakespeare Festival.

STAND OUT IN AN ENESEMBLE PERFORMANCE

ROBERT O. TOWNSEND THEATER COMPANY
NOVEMBER 26, 2003

For her role of "chorus" in production of "Pompadours and Poodle Skirts"

 

Award Winning Titles

ACCOLADES BY ASSOCIATION

ALFRED P. SLOAN FEATURE FILM PRIZE

SUNDANCE
2018

CAMEO APPEARANCE in
"Searching", starring John Cho and Debra Messing

AUDIENCE AWARD

SUNDANCE
2018

CAMEO APPEARANCE in
"Searching", starring John Cho and Debra Messing

BEST SCORE

JURY AWARD
2018

PRINCIPAL ROLE
of
Robin in "Papa"

BEST EDITING & BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

THE CHARLOTTE 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT
2015

SUPPORTING ROLE
of
Femke Klebb in "Violet"

BEST HORROR SHORT

INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE
2013

LEAD ROLE in
"The Mountain"

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT BY PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION ENSEMBLES

THE JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
2012

SUPPORTING role of 
Willie the Space Freak in
"The Unseen Hand"