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Ruxy is a theatre maker born and raised in Moldova (Eastern Europe). This provided her with a grotesque sense of humor, boney elbows, and a desire to celebrate the odd and the unusual. She creates original physical theatre in ensemble and by herself, and believes in the full physical gesture as the epitome of human expression. She is inspired by the absurd, highly physical comedy, and embarrassing stories. She strives to create imaginative intensity-filled original work that explores the bizarre manifestations of our fears and desires. Most of her work falls somewhere between styles like Clown, Vaudeville, Physical Comedy, and Movement theatre.

Ruxy received her B.A. in Theatre Arts at Furman University (South Carolina, USA) and her M.F.A. in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre at Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre (California) where she came into her own as an “actor-creator,” a mover, and a community arts project lover. She also trained in the Michael Chekhov Technique at MICHA in 2019, at LAMDA in their Summer Intensive and Physical Theatre Workshops, in community-based art work with David Diamond, Devising with Scottish Company Company of Wolves, the Alexander Technique Teacher Training at the Oregon Center for the Alexander Technique, and with Bruce Fertman and Barbara Harrington. 

Ruxy has performed internationally and collaborated with various companies across the US Pacific Northwest, including Post5 Theatre, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Dell'Arte Company, and Mothership Ensemble – an international physical theatre collective which Ruxy co-founded with her M.F.A. mates.

Ruxy moved to Glasgow, Scotland in late November 2015 and has established Scotland as her base. In the last four years, Ruxy has performed in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, has appeared on TV with one of her clown characters, and was selected to be part of the Scottish Artist contingent at Mirabilia Festival in Italy in July 2016. Ruxy has received support from ScotRail Foundation/Foundation Scotland, SURGE and Creative Scotland - the Scottish Funding Arts Council, and has worked with the National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival, Scottish Youth Theatre, the Royal Conservatoire fo Scotland, and other notable Scotland theatre companies.

Ruxy is a proud member of Single End Collective - an artist-run creative space in Southside Glasgow and sits on the board of the newly created Glasgow Equity Office as Treasurer.

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Feel free to contact Ruxy at the email provided below.