Karina S.


Karina Silva is a director of photography based out of Los Angeles, CA.  She was a student-athlete at UCLA from 2009-2012 and is fluent in Spanish and Italian. After graduating from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television in 2012, the Madrid native, although born in Miami, FL, began shooting a variety of films and documentaries while operating on union commercials and feature films.


Apart from her film career, Karina was an Olympic level diver. She has competed in over 15 countries, holds 14 Spanish national titles, the UCLA record on 10 meter platform, and 3 European Championship titles; one of which she holds the record in Spain for being the only female to win gold at a European championship.

Ages Karina Works With: 2yr and above
Marli's Schedule: Weekends

Areas Marli Teaches: Westside

Read on to get to know Karina even better...


Q1: Where did you grow up?

Madrid, Spain


 Q2: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Anywhere with palm trees because I know I'm ok if palm trees are close.​

Q3: What is your favorite thing about being a swim instructor?

Being with the kids and seeing their progress!​

Q4: Who is your hero?

My mother, because she is the gravest and strongest person I know.

Q5: If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?


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