If you don’t recognize the name Claudia Bouza just yet, it won’t be long before that changes. The 25-year-old beauty is an upcoming Spanish actress whose honest and nuanced acting ability is arousing the interest of renowned casting directors.
Claudia has been cast by director Iván Sáinz-Pardo for a short film called “Faces,” which will be released in 2020. She was also featured in writer-director Sadrac Gonzalez-Perillon’s short film called “Joy to the Girls,” which was released in 2020.
A star is born in Spain
Claudia began her professional career as a full-time model and actress in her early teens, balancing high school with castings in both Barcelona, the city in which she was born, and Madrid. She landed some parts in local commercials but quickly realized she’d need to hone her acting skills to be cast for more noteworthy roles.
In Spain, she received private coaching and also attended renowned schools, such as the Nancy Tuñon Theatre School and the Eolia Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. In her early twenties, she moved to London to study journalism, but incorporated subjects related to dramatic arts since that is where her true passion lay.
Her real dream was to attend the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City, so she spent a year modeling in Spain to raise the funds she’d need to achieve her goal. In 2018, she finally moved to the United States to begin her two-year-long conservatory of Method Acting.
Sharpening her blade
The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute has distinguished alumni, including Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson, and many others. The school’s Method Acting focus creates actors and actresses that produce moving, authentic, and captivating performances.
While studying at the institute, Claudia was regularly praised for her performances by instructors and peers alike. She found that “The Method” helped her to connect with her body and emotions in a way that she’d never been taught before, giving her performances increased depth and authenticity.
Her experience at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute also helped her to discover her passion for theatre and stage performances. While she’s excited about her future in film,
she’s also expressed an aspiration to win a Tony Award for a Broadway Theatre performance. She believes that her theatre background has given her an enhanced arsenal of acting techniques that translates well into screen acting.
Breaking into screen acting
After graduating in December 2019, Claudia returned to Europe, where she was cast by writer-director Sadrac Gonzalez-Perillon in “Joy to the Girls” – a short film with no lines. A few weeks after filming, the actress attended an improvisation masterclass hosted by the Spanish director, where her Method Acting impressed him, and she was cast again for his upcoming film.
She’s also been signed with a modeling agency in New York City, and she has met with managers in Las Angeles to further her acting career in the USA as well. With a strong educational background in acting and her innate talent, there is no doubt that the name Claudia Bouza is one that you’re likely to see in many upcoming films.
Photography Credits : Rafael Andreu