Born in FL, USA to Venezuelan parents, Clarissa was raised in Caracas surrounded by nature and Latin American culture. She graduated Law School and built a career in public relations working with top brands in the industry such as Cartier and The History Channel. She founded her luxury and sustainable ballet inspired label Port de Bras as a result of her search for ethical and chic actiwear barre classes. She is now based in Madrid with her husband and two children and continues to innovate with her designs while creating positive impact through her company.