Today we’d like to introduce you to Hilaria Larriva.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My artistic career began with dance. I started dancing at the age of three. I became devoted to dance. I was at the studio five days a week, taking three to four classes a day. I earned dance scholarships and apprenticeships from my instructors. I was so sure I was going to be a dancer my whole life. My dream was to be a prima ballerina. When I was 15, during a dance audition I tore my meniscus in my left knee and my ego and body were hit with a setback. During the recovery of my knee, I took an acting class. I hobbled into an acting class with crutches and fell in love with the craft.
Please tell us about your art.
Yo soy una actriz. I am an actor. Besides my injury that led me to act; I became an actor because I’m curious about life and people. I love learning and experiencing so many different things and acting allows me to understand people, places, feelings, and thoughts from a different perspective. I create and connect to all of the characters that I play from a place of openness and interest. I’m not becoming an entirely different person when I’m playing a character. I’m connecting myself with feelings and thoughts that already exist (that’s where the magic happens). I want people to see my work and relate to my character and hopefully heal. My work is experimental and honest.
As an artist, how do you define success and what quality or characteristic do you feel is essential to success as an artist.
Success is not linear. My own interpretation of success is abundance and freedom. I’m not afraid of success anymore. I welcome wealth, abundance, and goodness into my life. An essential quality of success is resilience. Sigue Adelante. Keep going.
- Website: www.feelzbyhillz.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: feelzbyhillz/
Elina Dmitrieva and Jean-Luc Piriou