Lara commenced her career as a ballet dancer performing professionally at a very young age. She also began figure skating competitively at a young age, the perfect sport for someone who loved music and loved performing. She studied sciences at McGill University and the University of Toronto but decided to abandon a medical career and pursue acting. After studying acting in NYC, with many of the greats, Lara has gone on to star in both theatre and film/television productions. Select credits include, Hearts of War (2010) with Nina Dobrev; A Dark Truth (2012) starring opposite Andy Garcia and Ice Girls (2016) starring Natasha Henstridge. She won a best actress award in a Los Angeles Film Festival for her starring role opposite Kim Coates in the feature film “King of Sorrow”. During this time she subsequently worked on a number of film productions in various capacities. From development to post production supervision, Lara honed her skills learning all aspects of filmmaking. Production credits include Woman Wanted (1999), The Poet (2010) and Hit It (2013), With twenty years of acting credits behind her, and the success of her first produced screen play ICE GIRLS, a personal film drawing upon her figure skating experience, Lara embraced the opportunity to move behind the camera to direct the short film Viaticum. Viaticum is Lara’s directorial debut. Striving for artistic control that is the hallmark of a great artist, Lara sees directing as the ultimate position from which her stories can be told with the greatest amount of truth and integrity. Her curiosity and desire to tell the truth are what drives her career choices. Lara looks forward to learning evermore about the art of cinema and to telling great stories.