Clara Solly-Slade graduated from the acting stream of The Adelaide College of the Arts (2013) then undertook further training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, where she completed an international Acting Shakespeare Course (2016). In 2017 she trained in Italy with La Mama Experimental Theatre Company at their International Directors Symposium.
Clara was awarded the Helpmann Academy’s Neil Curnow Award (2018) where she interned in the USAwith The H.E.A.T Collective, Working Classroom and continued her work with La Mama Experimental Theatre Company.
Clara worked for two years full time as an Emerging Director Fellow with the State Theatre Company of South Australia and State Opera of South Australia. She also worked extensively with Slingsby Theatre Companies ‘Flying Squad’ ensemble throughout their developments of The River that Ran Uphill alongside Artistic Director Andy Packer for the 2023 Adelaide Festival.
Clara is proud to be a collaborating artist with the multi-disciplinary, experimental arts collective The Bait Fridge.