Devin Valdez joined CLARA in January 2023 as the administrative associate. 

She proudly holds a degree in Theatre Arts from California State University Sacramento and has performed professionally with Capital Stage and Sacramento Theatre Company in various productions including THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY, MISS BENNET, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, THE WOLVES (#45), HAMLET and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

Devin has been a theatre educator since 2015. Her commitment to a professional career in theatre and her passion for equity in the arts lead her to pursue training with Focus5 Inc. – a program focused on aligning arts integration inside the classrooms. In addition to her administrative work, she is also a teaching artist with CLARA — where she leads ten-week residencies across several schools in the Sacramento Unified School District. Through her work as a teaching artist, she remains committed to social justice and equitable artistic representation and inclusion in all opportunities!

As an established Sacramento actor and theatre arts educator, Devin is over-the-moon to apply her stage and instructional experiences to the mission of CLARA.