Maria Smushkovich

Clowning was always a mystery to me. It still is. The magic of making people laugh... The genius of Charlie Chaplin... The adventure of a traveling circus... I studied acting and director at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts, worked in theaters in Russia, Israel and finally in America. Throughout my artistic journey, I felt that something was missing - until I found Kendall Cornell and her clown troupe! Being alongside this group of smart, passionate, and funny women continually inspires me.