I am passionate about directing and theatre. I have a natural flair for administration, strong organisational and communication skills, combined with a great understanding of the performance world. I am an enthusiastic team-player as well as confident working independently. I am seeking to advance my career as a director by working with experienced and distinguished companies in New York.
Born and bred in Mexico City, I moved to England at age 14 to go to school, where I began my theatrical career by starring in the school's production on Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca in the role of the Bride. Soon after that I decided to pursue a career in theatre and applied to drama school in England. After doing a Foundation Course in Acting at the Cambridge School of Performing Arts, I decided to pursue a BA in Theatre Directing (rather than Acting) and was accepted to do that very thing at Drama Centre London under the tutelage of Di Trevis.
After completing my degree at DCL, I moved to Switzerland to help build the Drama Department at Aiglon College in Switzerland, where I worked for a year and a half as Director in Residence. It was a wonderful opportunity to consolidate my degree, and to discover a passion for theatre in education.
I then decided that in order to pursue a career in theatre I wanted to round off my knowledge of the industry through an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, which I did at Goldsmiths University in London. The reasoning behind this move was that I wanted to keep maturing as a director and gradually move towards a full time freelance career, but in the meantime it would be nice to be paid to work in the arts.
A year after completing my MA, I got a job at Out of Joint Theatre company, and worked there for three happy years. I started as a PA to Max Stafford-Clark and Education Administrator, and during my time there I progressed on to becoming Education Manager and Freelance Assistant Director for three projects.
I am currently working on the development of a new script by Dayana Tellerias called In The Valley, which is based on the real story of a Mexican activist living in the north of Mexico, whose work put her and her family in grave danger. I am very excited about this collaboration with actress and writer Tellerias and Laura Maria Nicosia, in telling this important story in a strong and powerful way.
Another personal project I am working on at the moment is editing my grandfather's memoirs. In the month of September I will be going to Asturias for a week to the hamlet where he was born and research his roots there. I will continue to work on this book once I go to New York and hope to be able to finish and publish it (first to family, later- who knows?). I will track this development on the blog section of this website.
I am moving to New York City in October, which presents me with the opportunity to live and work in one of the most dynamic and buzzing cities in the world. I look forward to adapting myself to this new life and finding work in an industry very similar to the London scene but with some pretty intrinsic differences (i.e. public vs private funding).
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