Clara Tristan (Maria) is a New York based actress. Born and raised in Panama City, Republic of Panama where she started her training and career. Her profound love for experiencing and developing her craft as an actress has led her to New York. New York credits include Sassafras and The Captain by Sarah Elizabeth Brown and Pegao written by Cin Martinez which also had a regional run, and the Off Broadway run of Two Girls directed by Karen Carpenter. Among her film credits include The Unknown (TVN Series), The Retrievers (Adam Johns), Fallen from the Sky (Gino Casasola Productions), Panama Canal Stories (Manglar Films). She has received training worldwide with international figures such as Susan Aston, Tito Ochoa, Ted Gregory, Monalisa Arias and Esteban Roel; all in different techniques for film and stage.