About Me

Claudia is a Salvadoran-born artista and teatrista who has taken her art practice throughout California, Central America, and Mexico. She is interested in making art for social justice via popular theater, community murals, holistic healing practices, healing immigrant family structures, and utilizing science and math as tools for liberation.

Her artistic journey started when she joined Rainbow Theatre at UC Santa Cruz. During her time there, she acted in Fernanda Coppel's play Esperanza (2005), co-directed Mission Magic Mystery Tour by Culture Clash (2006), and served as the theater troupe's president from 2007-2008.

From 2010 to 2011 she worked with El Teatro Campesino, founded by Luis Valdez. During her time there she received training as stage manager and lighting designer. She worked on the following shows: La Esquinita, USA by Ruben C. Gonzalez (2010), Popol Vuh adapted by Lakin Valdez (2010), La Pastorela adapted by Luis Valdez (2009) and La Virgen del Tepeyac adapted by Luis Valdez (2010).

Upon her return to Los Angeles in 2012, she co-founded Moonaguas Teatro and co-created ILL 2012, which was performed in Los Angeles and Mexico, DF.

Her most recent work is Altar de Bienestar, a pop-up altar to honor domestic workers and day laborers who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Altar de Bienestar was made possible through partnership with Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA) and was a part of the We Rise community pop-ups in May 2021.

She is a homeschooling mother of two and resides in Baldwin Park, CA.