Lucia de la Cruz (Conservatory Artist)

Hola! I was born in the small country of Uruguay, known best for it’s soccer players. I, however, was born into a family of artists, not athletes. Surrounded by entertainment since a baby, naturally I fell in love with the world of make believe. Perhaps it was seeing my grandfather perform, or my grandmother encouraging me to perform, but either way I felt the creativity coursing through my veins and I knew that this was something I wanted to do. I moved to Miami at the age of four, and there I fell in love with theatre, and Cuban food. After finishing high school, I followed my creativity here, and met Aaron, and the amazing artists in ECT. My journey is far from over, but I look forward to it. 

Getting To Know... Lucia

Tell us about a transformative educational experience. 


I got the pleasure of having a very enjoyable high school experience, which I know is rare. I went to an art school for theatre, and I will forever be grateful for my experience there. I was met with a man that changed my view of theatre completely. He opened my eyes to the amazing world of theatre, introducing me to plays like Miss Julie, Waiting for Godot, The Seagull, The House of Bernarda Alba, and so many others. You could say that before him I was a zombie, just grazing the world of theatre and barely penetrating the surface. My vocabulary has grown so much, and my appreciation to theatre has gotten even deeper, and I have that man, teacher, mentor, whatever you want to call him, to thank.



What about transformative professional experiences? 


I was a part of an adaptation of the greek tragedy The Oresteia, called The House of Atreus. In it I played the electric character Electra (pun intended). It was one of the most difficult roles that I have ever tackled, not only because of the intricate character, but also because I had less than one month of rehearsals. It ended up being my biggest transformation, and I completely delved into Electra, and she took me for a crazy wild ride. 



Why I do what I do... 


I live different lives. That is why I do what I do. I love this craft, because it allows you to find your truth in someone that is completely different from you, and I think of it as a form of reincarnation. With each new life it touches your soul different and leaves you with something new. This craft celebrates the human life, and that is why I do what I do. 



What about ECT inspires you? 


As soon as I walked through the door I was inspired by the atmosphere that was before me, I mean I could smell the creativity in the air. The atmosphere that Aaron and everyone else creates is so refreshing, and it gives you permission to be nothing short of truthful and yourself. There is also a certain kind of respect for the craft of acting, and for each other that inspires me to better myself, and push myself to that level of respect for my craft.



Where have you traveled? Where would you like to visit? 


I have traveled to a few states in the U.S. I've been to Cuba, Argentina, and Uruguay. My dream is to travel to Europe, especially Greece (the birth of theatre), Italy, and Paris.



My favorite "day-off" event would be... 


Getting up at six in the morning, packing a cooler full of food and drinks, and heading down to the beach for the entire day with a group of friends. Then going to the movie theatre, and ending the night at an Italian restaurant.



If I had one million dollars I would... 


If I had one million dollars I would open up a rehab clinic in Uruguay, where it was completely free to go, and it would have programs ranging from AA, to psychologists and even housing. I lost someone who was addicted to drugs, and I saw first hand what addiction does to someone. Where I am from there isn’t a lot of support for people with addictions, and I want to change that.


Or . . .


I would buy a huge ranch house in Punta del Este, and have my grandparents live there. So whenever I go to Uruguay I can go there. And I would celebrate Christmas, and New Years with my family in that house. 



Did you know... 



Lucia's Favorites


  1. Sushi
  2. Red meat
  3. Potatoes


  1. Volleyball
  2. Soccer
  3. Basketball


  1. The Damned & Beautiful
  2. Great Gatsby
  3. The Little Prince


  1. Scrabble
  2. Solitaire
  3. Cards

TV Series

  1. Penny Dreadful
  2. Mad Men
  3. Stranger Things


  1. Horseback ride
  2. Fluent in Spanish
  3. Dance

Mentors/Role Models

  1. Larry Villanueva
  2. Mijail Mulkay


  1. Dance
  2. Horseback ride
  3. Cook

Lucia's 50 Year Time-Capsule

  • Photo album
  • Grandmother's dress
  • Memories