Clara graduated from the acting stream of The Adelaide College of the Arts in 2013 and in 2016 undertook further training as a performer at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, where she completed an international Acting Shakespeare course. In 2017 she trained with La Mama Experimental Theatre Company at their International Directors Symposium in Italy.
She was awarded the Helpmann Academy’s Neil Curnow Award to fund a working trip in the USA in 2018, where she interned with The H.E.A.T Collective, and Working Classroom – two companies who work making theatre with a social justice agenda as well as continuing her work with La Mama Experimental Theatre Company.
Clara has worked as an artist with Sport for Jove Theatre, Pinchgut Opera and with the children’s cancer charity Camp Quality as well working as a facilitator with young people for several different Youth Theatres including Urban Myth Theatre of Youth, ACT NOW Theatre for Social Change and the Australian Theatre for Young People.
Clara has recently founded her own socially conscious arts organisation Hinge Arts through which she has facilitated workshops with Australian Refugee Volunteers as well as Western Sydney Migrant Resource Centre.
She is the recipient of The Helpmann Academy’s inaugural Emerging Director Fellowship, presented in partnership with State Theatre Company and State Opera of South Australia, and supported by the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.