Hola amigos! 🙂
I would like to share a piece of my life with you.
I’m Cuban, exploring the world and following my dreams with an active mind. Currently, I’m an actress, a business woman, and a dog lover!
I grew up with a strong sense of responsibility because of the circumstances I had to face in my country every day. I was born in Havana. My family has a mix of French, Spanish and Italian origins. Many combinations that Cubans have. I have four brothers and sisters: one girl and one boy from my mom and another girl and a boy from my father 🙂 I’m the oldest from my mom side.
I’ve always wanted to study archeology, but my family went through many difficulties at that time, so I decided to start working as a model to earn some money to help them in some way. I was 13 years old, and it was a hard time for me, especially with all the unexpected changes I had to face. But today, I think it was a positive thing in my life. It made me who I am today. I believe in my instincts. I smile to the problems, and I don’t lose my time regretting. I use my past to create solutions to the obstacles life gives me every day.
My job led me soon to take part of major productions for the foreign market, filming advertising campaigns and doing runways. In the meantime I continued my studies in a school for Chef but, when I finished it, I realized that my passion for cooking was limited. I liked to do it for my family or friends, but not as a job, in a big kitchen of a restaurant!
During a runway, I was noticed by Cristy Dominguez (the director of Cuban Television Ballet ) who gave me the opportunity to take a course with her and eventually work in the future for the company. I was fascinated by that opportunity, and I worked hard to be part of them. After six months she gave me the good news: I was in!
This opportunity led me to dance in theaters and the Cuban television, performing in different types of dance. During that period I received many proposals to work abroad but, the love of my country and my family stopped me from leaving Cuba. So I was forced to exit the company, and I started modeling again.
In 2009 I was noticed by an Italian talent scout that proposed me to move to Milan for modeling. At that time, the world’s crisis started to involve also the island, and the international productions began to slow down trips to Cuba to film commercials. Maybe it was a sign and this time I decided to take the plunge and continue my career abroad.
In the beginning, it was difficult: I didn’t speak a word of Italian, I didn’t know how to take subways, and the weather was so different from where I was born.The hardest thing for me was completely alone for the first time in my life!
I thought going back to Cuba many times, but my instinct suggested me to stay. I started working with one of the major modeling agencies in the world: “THE FASHION MODEL MANAGEMENT.” In a short period, I learned how the world outside Cuba works. I realized that I grew up on a different planet! Without the internet and any contact with the rest of the world, Cubans have a tremendous lack of information about what happens around the globe.
My career as a model allowed me to travel around the world, and so I learned fluently three languages: English, Italian, and Spanish which is my mother language. My career grew time by time bringing me to film great commercials such as “Lancia Thema” directed by Gabriele Muccino and other international productions.
In 2010 my agent sent me to Rome for an Italian movie audition. That was my first audition ever for a movie!! I was freaking out! In the end, it wasn’t that bad. I didn’t get the part, but they called me back three times. This experience shocked me, and I tasted emotions that I’ve never thought I could ever feel for a job. I thought it would be my first and my last acting experience since I believed acting was too big for me. Yes, I’ve played some roles before, but easy ones in tv commercials and video clips.
The casting director of that movie Roberto Bigheratti believed that I should take acting classes and take the next step in my career. He encouraged me! So I started seeking for the best acting coaches on the market. At that moment I was just curious to attend an acting class.
After a month I met Michael E. Rodgers, an American acting coach based in Milan. The first class I saw, I understood that acting would be my passion for the rest of my life. He’s an amazing human being and not just an acting coach but a life coach! Finally, I could be free! For the first time, I could break the wall I had built and let out all the things I had inside for many years. I felt like I was lost and acting saved me. So I began attending his theater school, and I studied for two intense years different acting techniques from Stanislavskij to Meisner.
In 2012 I moved to New York where I took various acting workshops. One of them at the “New York Film Academy.” I trained at Therry Schreiber Studio During my training I participated in several independent short films, and at the end of my studies, I returned to Italy where I immediately began working as an actress, taking part in web series and some Italian movies.
In 2014 I was chosen by the director Enrico Lando for the box office records movie “Amici come noi” where I played the character of Laura. Since then I’ve been working as an actress, you can see my work on my resume I continue training with Michael E. Rodgers and other teachers and directors I’ve met in these last years. I’m currently living in Los Angeles. I have some acting projects for the early future that you will see on my resume 🙂 I’ll keep you posted!