About Mara

Age 4 or 5. My grandmother sees me riding a carrousel horse and says out of the blue "one day I will buy you a horse". Age 11. I fell in love with a black Icelandic horse. Reminded Grandma of her promise. Age 15. Attend apprenticeship to become a professional horse trainer. Age 18. I sell my Icelandic horse in exchange for an Andalusian stallion. This is the only action in my life which I regret today. I also finished the apprenticeship and got invited to work as a show rider in a park with birds of pray Falconeria Locarno. I always dreamed of being a showgirl, but I realised that shows and horses don't go together for me, so I quit. Age 22. I work as a stable manager for a lawyer on his big mansion. This perfect job felt like a golden cage and I got depressed so I listened deep inside of me, and my heart told me to go on the historical pilgrimage Jakobsweg in Spain together with my horse. I quit my job the next day. Age 23. I took the most amazing travel journey and walked together with my horse the 2500 kilometres from Zürich to Finisterre across Europe. After the journey ended I sold the horse and bought plain tickets across the world, where I continued to expand my horizon. Age 24. I needed money and felt urged from society to take a reasonable path. I took a job as a security officer and prepared for Swiss police school. My lack of orthography saved me from that fate. Age 26. Still working as a security officer, and out of sheer boredom I get depressed and once more listen deep inside of me. This time my heart wants to go to the circus. I started working in the publicity team for Circus Monti. I fell in love with the circus. I fell in love with Chris, still my current partner on and off stage. I decided to become an Artist. Age 27. First act, first award, first job in Varieté PEGASUS. But seriously becoming a performing artist and enter the entertainment Business was personally the most challenging growing process I have been trough. I found myself in a new world and it took me years on til I truly felt a part of it. Age 30. A wink of heaven, two major things happening! A wonderful friend started teaching me aerial acrobatics. And I got to join Circus Luna, so between performances I start teaching circus arts in various schools and associations. I learned and discovered all the different disciplines like juggling, clowning, magic, floor acrobatics, silks and many more together with the kids. It was phantastic! Age 31. I created my first aerial acrobatics solo piece; "Spellbound". I love how it all came together. There is a bout 10 wonderful people involved in the creation process. They all helped me out of joy of creating my dream act! And I managed to "world premiere" the act for a full tent! Age 32.I decided it's time to give the urge of creating something important with my life a space. Currently I am on a mission to help performing artists to become cirquepreneurs, by creating a location independent second income stream and understand the business side of showbiz! If we Artist do business with the creativity and passion we bring on stage, we can go big and we will move the world in a positive direction! Thats what I feel passionate about. Meeting and connecting performing artist and learn about Business so we can make an impact on the world! Future Age. I am full of anticipation to see where I will go!

Learnings on my aerial acrobatics journey!

2020-05-29T16:21:35+00:00

“We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are” by Max Depree.

Three years ago, I started my aerial acrobatics journey. 

My biggest learnings are:

📖 Everything is possible! 

Imagine only a couple of years ago I would go to see a circus show and marvel at the aerial artists. Gasp at their awesomeness and strength! 🙌 Now others gasp at me.

📖1+1 = 2 but […]

Learnings on my aerial acrobatics journey!2020-05-29T16:21:35+00:00

Research Time!

2020-05-28T15:45:13+00:00

What I like about my everyday life! I like that I never have to get up early 😅 

I love that I have enough time for my interests. Every morning I have two hours to drink my coffee and sit in front of the computer.

I love this time; it is my research time where I can browse the world wide web and learn new things. […]

Research Time!2020-05-28T15:45:13+00:00

Today’s the day!

2020-05-27T09:51:02+00:00

🖋Today is the day I decided, I can write well from now on. No struggle, no pain, no more internal fights. From this day forth: I can sit in front of my laptop and just bring to paper what’s on my mind

🤯 Spelling was a “pain in the ass” even in school. This frustration has pervaded my life and has repeatedly placed barriers in my […]

Today’s the day!2020-05-27T09:51:02+00:00

Your story can inspire others!

2020-05-26T16:49:50+00:00

🎠 Age 4 or 5. My grandmother sees me riding a carrousel horse and says out of the blue “one day I will buy you a horse”.

👵🏼Age 11. I fell in love with a black Icelandic horse. I reminded Grandma of her promise.

🎓Age 15. attend apprenticeship to become a professional horse trainer.

🦅Age 18. I sell my Icelandic horse in exchange for an Andalusian stallion. This […]

Your story can inspire others!2020-05-26T16:49:50+00:00

6 years for an overnight success!

2020-05-26T16:57:06+00:00

Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. Success comes from what you do consistently. Success does not come from what you do occasionally. Success comes from what you do consistently. By Marie Forleo.

☝️The first time we performed our manipulation act, we only used 4 wooden Buugnegs.

From today’s perspective, the number was really good! A lot of technique and nicely choreographed. It is crucial, however, […]

6 years for an overnight success!2020-05-26T16:57:06+00:00

11 books for aspiring Artpreneurs!

2020-06-04T17:30:52+00:00

As Robert Gladitz once sad “For every problem, there is a Book!”
I was not always a book worm! But the last two years I worked my way through several excellent books—all the Books were recommendations from superhuman beings which I admire. Books helped me to grow as a person and support my future journey. Here are my favourite ones! Those who made a […]

11 books for aspiring Artpreneurs!2020-06-04T17:30:52+00:00

Body Consciousness

2020-07-12T10:01:43+00:00

I transformed my life several times 

From horse trainer, show rider, globetrotter, security officer to performing artist. 

I always followed my dreams. Listened to my intuition, my tiny little voice that guides me like a compass through the big adventure called life.

✨ Sometimes like a fine tingling feeling in my gut.

☄️ Sometimes like a burden, feeling […]

Body Consciousness2020-07-12T10:01:43+00:00

jobs for live performers

2020-06-04T17:36:54+00:00

Recently I found out about Digital Nomads. A Digital Nomad is a person who does jobs via the Internet who travels the world at the same time. For example, people building online businesses and help other people to grow and chase dreams. Or simply put, a branding expert or a translator who offers her expertise as a freelancer from a destination of choice like Bali […]

jobs for live performers2020-06-04T17:36:54+00:00

Circus vs Digital Nomads

2020-07-12T10:03:56+00:00

As an artist, performer and athlete, everything feels really good when I have work! I have a life, I enjoy working with my partner, and it feels like we’re doing something useful. We do what we love, we make art, we practice, grow and learn together. We have a place to live provided by our client. We have an income, we have fun and we […]

Circus vs Digital Nomads2020-07-12T10:03:56+00:00