Julia Masli is an Estonian born, London based clown of mixed Eastern European, Baltic & Balkan origins.
"maestro of the art form" Guardian
"a mesmeric performer" Scotsman
"Chaplin-esque brilliance" Telegraph
Julia won The Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality in 2019 for her hit show Legs with The Duncan Brothers that played extended sold out run at Soho Theatre. Julia's show Anna Karenina Na Na with The Pushkinettes was nominated for an Off West End Theatre Award for best production at Voila Europe Fest 2019. Her show Logs, the much anticipated sequel to Legs, sold out the run at Soho Theatre in 2021.
Julia's debut solo clown show CHOOSH! sold out its entire Edinburgh 2022 run and was one of the best reviewed comedy shows in Edinburgh fringe according to British Comedy Guide. The development of CHOOSH! was supported by Arts Council, England. CHOOSH! was in Guardian's and Telegraph’s Top Comedy Shows not to miss in Edinburgh Fringe. CHOOSH! toured in UK, Helsinki, Berlin, France, Lithuania and London - Soho Theatre, London.
She is currently working as a clown with Race Horse contemporary circus company on their new upcoming show. Julia is also developing her new clown show HA HA HA HA HA HA HA with support of Jackson's Lane Theatre
As a teacher Julia has taught at Ecole Philippe Gaulier theatre school in France, Drama Studio London, Arts Ed Drama School, Bath Spa University, as well as her own clown WORKSHOPS.