Juanita Boada is a passionate and varied artist based in Paris, graduated Architect from Colombian University of Los Andes (Bogotá), actress, clown, director and stage designer trained with Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq (Paris), Teatro Libre (Bogotá) and Mushaisa Experiencia (Bogotá).
Always moved by her passion Juanita has immersed herself into many different worlds, as a photographer (student of Viki Ospina) she has traveled around the world searching for her own interpretation of reality and has collaborated with Disneyland Paris as an official photographer. In her early years, she trained as a violinist and mezzo-soprano singer in Academia Cristancho (Bogotá) and in 2018 she integrated the Voice2gether Gospel Academy (Paris). Her musical interest influences her artistic work, mixing sounds and auditive experiences. She has also discovered a deep appreciation for literature inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortazar, Jose Saramago and Evelio Rosero which motivates her writer side and let her travel into her own stories and vision of life.
Throughout her college life, she reaffirmed her sensitive and human inspiration working as a volunteer at the NGO Un techo para mi País as well as working and living with Colombian indigenous, experiences that changed her way of thinking to consider life as a sacred treasure. In 2008 she joined Mushaisa Experiencia where she trained herself in human skills and Leadership and working as a guide she was inspired by Cirque du Soleil’s work and joined Mushaisa’s theatre group performing with her Clown. In 2010 she founds Los Clavos Circus produced, directed and performed in association with Bogota’s Mayor Alegría, El reto es comprender, La vida se pasa a mil and Salvador el gato panadero.
During her stay in Paris, she has performed as one of the main characters in Disneyland Paris. As well as this she joined Cie Grrr, working alongside - and learning from Susana Lastreto. In 2018 she becomes part of the regular actors of Opera National de Paris and performs in two Operas: Benvenuto Cellini directed by Terry Gilliam and Leah Haussman and Simon Boccanegra directed by Calixto Bieito. In 2019 she becomes part of the show ASYLUM for Le Manoir de Paris. As well as performing, Juanita has begun establishing herself as a director. She is the co-founder of the Theatre Company Antennarius Pictus.
She is a sensitive, dreamer and believer of art as the best way of living and building a different world.