Clara Plestis is a dynamic classically trained artist who can sing anything—opera, art songs, musical theatre, pop, cabaret—but has chosen to focus on jazz and crossover. She is currently the background vocalist on The Masked Singer, a position she has held since the show’s inception. She is represented by Paradigm Talent Agency.
Clara has a Bachelor of Music with highest honors in classical vocal performance from The Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Fine Arts in vocal performance from Cal Arts where she received the Lillian Disney Scholarship. While at CalArts Clara premiered a new work by the composer Eve Belgarian at the renowned Redcat Theatre of The Walt Disney Concert Hall. During Clara's last year at CalArts she created and starred in an opera-film about a Jewish Russian Immigrant coming to America. Clara has also studied classical voice at The Royal Conservatory of Scotland and at The Colburn School.
Clara is a Sag Aftra voiceover artist, a studio session singer, a songwriter, has appeared in music videos, has written and sung interstitial theme music for TV shows like The Masked Singer and Celebrity Show Off, has won numerous vocal competitions (New Century Singers Scholarship, winning first prize in the Hal Leonard voice competition) has vocally competed internationally, and has taught singing. She has sold out three shows at Feinstein’s at Vitellos and has performed at The Red Cat and numerous other venues around Los Angeles.