Vieux Carre (2012). Photo by Ainhoa Barriola.
Flaviana may have been born in Brazil, but the only “Brazilianess” left in her now, has to be her feistiness and the famous Latina attitude that she saves for her acting. She’s lost her tan, loves an orderly queue and now drives quite sensibly! Ok, ok, ok, she still talks a lot and tends to be the life of the party when out and about with friends. But, she has stopped talking with strangers out of the blue (unless they are wearing something she loves and then she must know where it came from) – surely that proves she’s changed?
Most of her acting training and experience has taken place in England, where she attended drama school (East 15) and developed lovely connections in the industry (including her AMAW family). However, she also had a lot of fun in -20C weather learning Biomechanics and falling even more in love with Chekhov while in Moscow (yes, she just about survived the weather!). But as luck would have it, she was also submerged deep into the Balinese dance and culture, living and performing with the locals while also working on her tan… Some people, right?
Flaviana brings a good combination of seriousness and silliness in the right dose at the right time – because everyone needs a bit of a laugh during down time. Since graduating, she has played some fierce Latina women (obviously!), but also a few sexy ladies, a sophisticated boss or friend and sometimes even the damsel in distress (with a backbone). She’s a good friend, a caring partner and an even better yummy mummy.
She dreams of creating stories about identity and connectedness and acceptance. A mixture of real life stories and adaptations of her beloved fantasy world books. She even produced some of these stories already, in a successful performance of short plays (in London) via her Production Company Floating Cork.
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