Portuguese actress and former dancer, who also trained in NYC, having recently moved back to the Big Apple.
Performed in Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Spain and the USA.
Past credits include:
- Film: shorts & features
- TV, fiction: series, soaps, animation V.O.
- TV, other: music videos, commercials, show co-hosting (gameshows, variety talkshows), gala performances, talkshow guest appearences.
- Theatre: 22 productions, including Fool for Love (as May) in Lisbon, and the recent He & She (as She) in NYC.
Licensed in Clinical Psychology and being a certified teacher... I have a deep interest in transformation through art.
Still a proud member of the theatre company/cultural association I co-founded/directed, in Portugal (2004-2013), where I also produced, besides acting, teaching and dabbling into writing and
The only daughter of two Physical Ed. teachers, I was born in Nova Lisboa, Angola - a Portuguese colony, at the time.
I was months old when my family returned to Lisbon, Portugal, where I grew up enjoying a (never wealthy, but) happy childhood, in a safe neiborhood where we could
smell the ocean and kids could run free. I had plenty opportunities to scuff my knees and experiment different activities.
Having practiced several sports during childhood and teenage years, I was always in love with Dance. At the age of 11-12, I danced in the Disney feature of a popular
Portuguese tv show and, at 18, while in college, booked a variety stage show which became my stepping stone into professional dancing.
At the turn of the century, after encouraging words from a director I had worked with, who became a dear friend, I decided to fuel the long-time closeted dream and
started to study acting. I became a union-affiliated professional actress in Portugal, in 2003.
In order to keep acting instruments sharp, I often go back to class. In 2007, during an "artistic recycling" stay in NYC expected to last 6 months, I met my now
husband, and stayed 2 years! We got married in 2011. In 2015, I received my GreenCard and moved back to NY.
After settling down and adjusting, I'm back to business!!
From my diversified training, I highlight the "Professional Fine Arts Training in Theatre" (Hagen Technique, NYC, 2007-09); and the teachers: Carol Rosenfeld, Trudy
Steibl, Karen Ludwig, Lorraine Serabian, Marcia Haufrecht, Austin Pendleton, Michael Margotta, Antônio
Terra, John Mowat and Van Hansis.
Between stage, television and film, I was fortunate to perform in Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Spain and the USA.
In film, I starred in many shorts and participated in three indie features.
In TV did a variety of legit and commercial work.
In theater, was cast in almost two dozen productions, having been directed by Rasa Allan Kazlas and David Teschendorff (NYC); Antônio Terra, Attílio Riccó, Pedro Pires, Amauri Tangará, Nuno M. Cardoso, Hugo Barreiros and Tiago Torres da Silva (Portugal). I staged the musical "The little lost kitten"
(with an adorable 3-5 year-old cast); Created/directed "Não há dois sem três" and "Doze"; And wrote and staged/directed the play "Ponto de encontro".
With a degree in Clinical Psychology and being a certified teacher, I have a deep interest in transformation through art. In Portugal, I taught physical expression
and theatrical interpretation, developing artistic and human/social skills ("soft skills").
I'm a founder of the Portuguese theatre company "Companhia de Actores" (CDA),
which board I integrated from 2004 to 2013, and a founder of the company's award-winning "Ampliarte Project - Culture and social
intervention." CDA was also the recepient of a City Hall merit award in 2008.
For CDA, besides performing, I also produced, taught, and dabbled into writing and directing.