Clara’s life began surrounded by music in Newfoundland, Canada. Starting piano at age two and violin at age four, she regularly competed in music competitions, winning well over a dozen awards in about 10 years. Clara enjoyed being a pit musician, and playing with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra, for which she was co-concertmaster. She spent her summers in rural Nova Scotia, working in the gardens, the forest, and harvesting and processing produce in the kitchen. There she fell in love with story telling and playing pretend, ending up spending three years at Interlochen Arts Academy, and currently is a BFA acting student SUNY Purchase college. Some of the roles close to her heart are: Blood Wedding (the wife), Bright Room Called Day (Rosa), The Misanthrope (Eliante). She’s also had the pleasure of music directing/arranging for Blood Wedding and A Bright Room Called Day. Clara started acting because she had a fascination with telling stories, and more specifically with stories that weren’t generally told. Outside of acting, Clara’s a history buff, loves cooking, reading, music, and running in the woods.
Ecology of Being (short), Dir. Nicola Hawkins
Official Selections: London Lift-Off Film Festival, London Eco Film Festival; Best Experimental Short: IndieX Film Festival. Semi Finalist: Montreal Independent Film Festival.