"a mesmeric performer" Scotsman
"something quite special." The Telegraph
"absurd, devastating, intense and she has complete control of the room." Fest
Julia Masli is an Estonian born, London based clown of mixed Eastern European, Baltic & Balkan origins. Julia's work explores belonging and displacement, at times as a blade of grass. Her work aims to make bellies hurt from laughter, create goosebumps in intimate places and transcend the concept of time and space, on a good day.
Winner of the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality at Edinburgh Fringe 2019. Her show Legs had an 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 is currently developing her solo show CHOOSH! with funding support from Arts Council, England. The work in progress of CHOOSH! was in The Telegraph’s Top 5 Comedy Shows not to miss in Edinburgh 2021.
Julia has performed with New International Encounter in the award-winning "We Come from Far Far Away", "Spynet" and was commissioned to make a short film "Outsiders". She is currently working as a clown with Race Horse contemporary circus company on their new upcoming show.
Julia is a visiting teacher at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier theatre school in France.