Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela; George Akram was surrounded by show biz from an early age. After finishing his first musical as a lead called “ Celebremos La Vida”, Akram decided to emigrate to the United States and invest time honing his skills attending classes and workshops in Miami, New York and Los Angeles, where he now resides. In his first four years in Florida, George had the tremendous honor to be part of several major events including the Latin Grammys, Latin Billboards, Selena Vive, Viña del Mar in Chile, Premio Lo Nuestro, Premios Juventud,, among others sharing stage with esteemed artists like Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Celia Cruz, Alejandro Sanz, David Bisbal, Shakira, Daddy Yankee and many more. In 2005 he received by Zumba creator Beto Perez the invitation to join the company with the immediate possibility to choreograph for two editions of the DVD sets (Chile and Riviera Maya, MX), a US tour and the honor to be part of the first group of ZES.
George’s acting career started to take off in 2005 once he made his movie debut in the film “Stuck On You” by The Farrelly Brothers. Currently he can be seen in the upcoming films “Sins Of Our Youth” “Km72” and the comedy “My Friend Vijay” In 2008 by the hand of legend Arthur Laurents, was given the opportunity to play the role of Bernardo, leader of the Sharks, in the Broadway Revival of WEST SIDE STORY at the Palace Theater in NYC, becoming the first Venezuelan to star in a Broadway musical. Worth mentioning, George completed the longest running Broadway production of WSS in January 2011, with a Grammy Award for “Best Musical Show Album” and a Tony Award nomination for Best Revival.