July 1987, Masha Terentieva was born into a family of clowns in St. Petersburg, Russia.
She grew up backstage while travelling the world and learning all different kinds of disciplines: gymnastics, acting, dance,
acrobatic rock-n-roll, and a quite a bit of circus.
In 2000 she moved with her parents to Canada and spent 3 years on the road with Cirque Du Soleil’s show Alegria, where her
father worked as an artist. While training contortion and hula-hoops she discovered her passion for circus.
Upon return to Toronto she continued her training at “Wonderful World of Circus,” while attending Rosedale Heights School of the
Arts, where she studied dance, drama, and visual arts.
In 2008 Masha graduated the National Circus School in Montreal, specializing in aerial hoop and hula hoops. Since then she’s been touring the world, performing in different shows, amongst others: Cirque Du Soleil, “Soap”, “dUmmy” the show, and “Pippin”, the Broadway Musical.
Masha is especially interested in the theatricality of circus, and has put emphasis on the presence of character. She uses
movement as a tool for expression in the most original and precise manner. Her acts are sensual in their simplicity and daring in