Photo: Steven Berruryer
Anja is a circus artist and harpist from Switzerland and will graduate from the National Circus School in Montreal in June 2022.
She has always been fascinated by various art forms. Ever since she first saw a circus performance at the age of 4, it was clear that one day she wanted to be an artist too. She had her first stage experiences as a child with her self-composed harp music. She then attended the circus high school ENCC in Châtellerault, France, where she was able to develop her knowledge in various circus disciplines, dance and theater. In her youth, she was already involved in numerous circus projects, including LABO' Cirque Suisse 2015, at the Konzert Theater Bern in 2016, at "Mâts et Cordages" in Québec, Canada, in the Christmas Variété by Circus Mugg in 2017 and in numerous shows in Costa Rica. In spring 2020, Anja got accepted to the renowned circus school École Nationale de Cirque ENC in Montreal, Canada, where she specialised in aerial straps. In summer 2020 Anja started putting together her own show "Dancing water drop" with a collective of artists and dancers, which has already been performed for the first time. The same year she started developing a new aerial harp act "Lunarpa" in which she plays live the electric harp live in the air and combines this with aerial straps, thus combining her two great passions for circus and music in one number. In summer 2021, Anja was on tour with Zirkus Chnopf across Switzerland. Her biggest inspiration for her music and movement quality is the element water and the different dynamics and forms water can take.