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Mira und Nils


Who I am and how I became a clown


My name is Mira and I was born in 1992 in Berlin. In 2013, I decided to become a clown, but waited for another year to start a fulltime education as a clown-actress in Hofheim am Taunus. Throughout this time, I took on small jobs at the Centrum of Arts called “Nellie Nashorn” in Lörrach, travelled to New Zealand and absolved a five months internship at the Swiz Compagnie “Nicole & Martin”. Those experiences plus my encounter with many artists, especially the one with Nicole and Martin, affirmed my decision in becoming a clown. From 2014 to 2016, I studied at the School for Clowns (german: “Schule für Clowns”). Further, I absolved a year of Master Class at Circus Waldoni in Darmstadt from summer 2016 on.

I want to be a clown because it offers the opportunity to touch others and to be touched myself. A clown carries, like everyone else, all feelings within her-/himself and tries to show them. Most of all a clown naturally likes to bring laughter to the world because it opens the hearts of everyone.

Since July 2017, I am finally self-employed as actress and clown. I enjoy being my own boss. I also discovered my passion to pass on my knowledge and energy by giving workshops.

About me and why I became a clown


Moin! I am Nils and I was born on 27th June, 1990 in Cuxhaven, near the North Sea. All along juggling was one of my great passions: I was eager to expand and to deepen this passion. Through clownery I found a way to become more artistic way above the juggling.

After long journeys in many different countries, I began my three year professional training as a clown-actor in Hofheim am Taunus in 2013. I learned to combine clownery with play, juggling, pantomime, music, comedy dell’arte, acrobatics and lots more. The symbiosis of all those skills and knowledge (to combine them) has become a unique way of career and life’s journey.

Since 2016, I work as a self-employed actor and clown. In this context I played together with my partner at a range of Street Art Festivals and hold many different workshops for various groups of people. Furthermore, I am a lecturer for clownery at the School for Clowns (german: “Schule für Clowns”) in Hofheim am Taunus and I try myself with great passion in directing.