Daniela Pallares  is a
Colombian, 25 years old, dancer and actress, who has been working hard to create her own space in the artistic world.
SKYIE MAGAZINE: "How old were you when you started dancing and acting?"
DANIELA PALLARES: "I've been dancing since I was very young, maybe 4 or 5 years old. And I started a little bit of acting when I was 14 or 15 years old. But I will say that I started learning how to professionally act and dance at 23."
SKYIE MAGAZINE: "How did the dream of being an actress start? Why act?

DANIELA PALLARES: "I actually wanted to be a singer when I was younger. I've always been an art inclined kid, I enjoyed dancing, singing, drawing. It was when I was probably 16 or so that I realized acting is something you can do professionally. I like it because it allows me to tap into all of the other forms of art that I like and I also find acting, tv shows and movies very therapeutic and a way to self reflect and grow as an individual. I want to stimulate that kind of feeling to people, for them to feel seen and to be comforted the way acting has done for me."

SKYIE MAGAZINE: "What was your inspiration? Do you have someone in particular that inspires you?"

DANIELA PALLARES: "I have a lot of inspirational actors and actresses! There are so many people you can learn from but, I will give the crown to the actor that sparked my want to be an actress and that is the amazing Colin Farrell. I look up to him to this day, the passion for what he does and the humility he maintains. When I saw him acting in Totall Recall (2012) I was in awe by the way he portrayed emotions and I felt a connection with his performance. I would also like to talk about the worldwide artists BTS, if it wasn't for them I don't know if I would still be fighting for my dreams. They really inspire me to not give up!"
SKYIE MAGAZINE: "What are the biggest challenges of being an artist coming from other country? How do you deal with that?"

DANIELA PALLARES: "This is a great question! I would say the opportunities. In the US there are not many main roles for Latin artists. You don't really see a latino as a lead in many projects or even as a supporting character. Thankfully it seems like things are changing for the better in the industry but I feel there is still a long way to go.
SKYIE MAGAZINE: "What are your goals from here? Where do you want to be like 10 years from here?"

DANIELA PALLARES: " feel things are just starting for me so, I still have a long way to go. My short term goal right now is to go back to Colombia and dive into the acting industry there, find out how it works and star in a project. Hopefully to be able to be known in my home country. In ten years, I would love to be able to say that acting is my full time job and the thing that provides for me, I just want to be able to do a job that I enjoy. And I would like to be more known globally, not because of fame but for the opportunities that could be given to me if I have that kind of recognition, to be able to be in a bigger scale project like a Marvel Movie or an HBO show."
SKYIE MAGAZINE: "How does acting and dancing make you feel?"

DANIELA PALLARES: "Acting is complicated! I honestly feel nervous most of the times but when I'm performing I don't feel anything. And I know it sounds weird but, for a person that is constantly overthinking when I'm acting and I'm actually in the moment and became one with the character I just feel like I'm floating. I don't have to think I just have to be! Like a meditative state kind of. And for dancing I feel the contrary! I feel present, alive and powerful! Dancing makes me feel confident and free!"
SKYIE MAGAZINE: "How do you think your art changes and makes your life better?"

DANIELA PALLARES: "Acting and dancing has done a lot for me! It's hard and it's been hard but, I can see how both of them are pushing me into believing in myself and also push me to overcome fears. It makes my life better because both shine light to the best parts of myself that I sometimes take for granted."
SKYIE MAGAZINE: "What advice would you give to someone who is trying to pursue the same dream as you, but is struggling and wanting to give up?"

DANIELA PALLARES: "My advice would be to not doubt yourself. Deep down you know what is right for you so you should go for it!
Be your own cheerleader because if you don't believe in yourself then who?
Believe in your potential!"

Watch here the student short film "Masked", with Daniela Pallares as main lead.

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