Michaela Lind is Swedish filmmaker, actor, theater maker, and clown
who calls Brooklyn her home after leaving Sweden many years ago.
After obtaining her Ritual Focused Performance degree from CUNY,
her Theater degree from GITIS- Moscow Art School in Russia, and photography classes via HDK-VALAND, University of Gothenburg, Michaela developed her theater and media company, ARA.
ARA is currently developing five projects. These projects include her first and upcoming short film, “2050”,
as well as a collaborative theater piece based on the writings of Daniil Kharms,
a co-production of the play “LAKEPLAY” and a new clown show, “PLAN B” in addition to her second short film, “FINIS”.
Michaela is an active member of Clowns Ex Machina,
The Drilling Company, and the founder of ARA Theater.
To stay in touch with her Swedish identity, every holiday season she sings a-Capella Lucia songs with a Swedish female group throughout NYC venues.
As a clown her credits include a North American tour of her solo show MY BIRTHDAY and several other shows performed with her all-female clown troupe CLOWNS EX MACHINA. She has studied with many luminary clown masters including Slava Polunin (of Slava’s SnowShow), SpyMonkey, David Shiner and Ira Seidenstein (of Cirque du Soleil). She has also studied with the legendary Gennady Bogdanov of the Meyerhold Technique. Other highlights include performing the ABBA medley alongside the Beijing Children’s Opera, Butoh-Acrobatic stilts with Carpetbag Brigade and Circus Stella, and a solo show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.