Candida is a classically trained actress that hails from the East coast. A graduate from University of Maryland, she found her love in the world of improv and sketch comedy early in her career. She moved to LA 10 years ago, and began to work with young kids and teens through Kaiser Permanente’s educational theatre program, which tours performances and workshops throughout Southern California. Candida loves that moment when a student comes out of their shell and becomes themselves. For her, acting is a way to uncover the uniqueness that wants to be expressed in all of us, and she loves the Playground’s use of play and structure to do that. Her wish is that every student leaves her class with a smile on their face and a bounce in their step due to their newfound confidence in themselves, and an appreciation for their unique one of a kind selves!