Gaia is an international actress, model and producer, based in New York City. She is a member of New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT), The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) and London-based Outer Gaea Company. She is a 2019 New York Innovative Theatre Awards (NYITA) nominee for Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in The Maids with The Seeing Place Theater.
She is currently in production of William Shakespeare’s 12th Night with Lady Shakes Theatre Company, followed by Outer Gaea Company’s international adaptation of Antigone by Dusan Jovanovic, playing the titular role.
Coming from a Slovenian acting family, Gaia was on stage before even born (in the tummy of her mother, playing the Lion in the Wizard of Oz, alongside her dad in the titular role) and grew up as a theatre kid. She trained at the Actors Studio Slovenia, Ljubljana Dance Theatre, JSKD, and worked at various theatres, such as Sentjakobsko Theatre, KUD France Preseren, Glej Theatre and SiTi Theatre.
She earned her MA in Psychology at the University of Ljubljana, graduating with an international research, comparing Slovenian and USA actors and acting styles as well as researching different historical approaches to acting across cultures.
As a member of Taka Tuka Theatre in Education Company, she has been working as a teaching artist, collaborating with artists from United Kingdom, Mexico, China, Thailand, Africa, Greece and other European countries.
Since 2010, she has been working internationally, collaborating with organisations like Estudio Busqueda de Pantomima Teatro in Guanajuato, Mexico and Die Gorillas Improvisational Theatre in Berlin, Germany. She landed in NYC, where she trained at The Acting Studio, HB Studio, The Barrow Group and Circle in the Square Theatre School professional conservatory.
In USA, she has been involved with multiple New York and regional theatre and film productions. She collaborated with New York New Works Theatre Festival, HB Studio Playwrights Theater, The Actors Studio, Living Room Theatre, The Seeing Place Theater, Theatre Breaking Through Barriers, and others.