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Overview

  • 4 References
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Czech, Portuguese, Spanish
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • performer, clown, teacher
  • undergrad
  • From New York, NY
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

moving the space

ABOUT ME

Well I was born in new york city, but spent my childhood moving back and forth between france and new york. always an artist and fell in love with the art of clowning along the way.
I have traveled a lot, working with humanitarian clown and circus organizations. performing in hospitals, schools, on the street.
I moved to Paris to study at a physical theater school, école Jacques Lecoq, and have stayed on for the last few years to perform and teach.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

i believe in traveling and making it possible and affordable especially to young people who want to grow and share experiences with different cultures.

i love to meet people by living together, sharing meals and stories. i believe we gain a lot by sharing our homes with other.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I hosted a bunch of couchsurfers with my roomates in Brooklyn last year - through my roomate's profile though. met great people doing it.
I couchsurfed in new orleans and tenessee with my clown partner Alice when we were volunteering on a Clowns Without Borders expedition after the hurricanes.
I've travelled a lot and stayed in many different people's home, for short and long stays. WWOOFed a bit too.

Interests

violin, all kinds of dance and mouvement, sculpture and 3D art, directing and performing is what i do with my life, but i am interested in so many other things as well, linguistics, bacteria, infrastructures, sign language, you name it..

  • arts
  • theater
  • performing arts
  • dancing
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • violin
  • sign language
  • volunteering
  • mountains

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Found myself in the hills of Lesotho on the back of a galloping horse without knowing how to get it to stop.
Performed a clown show in a jam packed high school where the peals of laughter were so loud my ears were sore afterwards!
Stayed up late/early watching the midnight sun setting/rising on a silent lake in Finland.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Croatia, Finland, Guatemala, Italy, Lesotho, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Mexico, United States

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