Marija Baranauskaite

Marija Baranauskaitė (b. 1990) is one of the first professional contemporary circus creators in Lithuania. She started her career on stage as a contemporary dance performer and later graduated from the Philippe Gaulier clown school in Paris. For 11 years she worked at RED NOSES Clown Doctors as an actress and lecturer and between 2018–2020 worked as its artistic director. She co-founded the Contemporary Circus Association in Lithuania, teaches at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and has created and collaborated on a dozen dance, theatre and circus performances and compositions. She is selected by The Sphere community to remake Andrea Salustri's creation Materia.