Ada Mukhina (1988, St. Petersburg, Russia) is a nomadic artist and theatre-maker, with a focus on politically/socially engaged, documentary and participatory performance. Her practices include directing, performing, curating, writing, teaching and researching. She graduated with distinction from the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts and MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.

She was a founder of the Theatre project Vmeste, Russian collaborative theatre group that produced multiple community-based projects in theatres, museums, educational and human rights organisations in 2012-2019. Her theatre work has been presented in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, the USA and Russia, and her texts about theatre were published in various languages. As a winner of the Black Box Residency 2018/2019 at the Meyerhold theatre center, she has recently directed and co-authored two theatre productions in Moscow – “Locker Room Talk” and “Caries of Capitalism”.

She has received the International Theatre Institute and Goethe-Institute award to complete a directing internship at Rimini Protokoll’s production, CEC ArtsLink art-residency in California, Berlin Stipendium from Akademie der Künste (Berlin Academy of Arts), the Chevening Scholarship, the German Chancellor Fellowship for tomorrow’s leaders from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She is an adviser and consultant for international theatre festivals and art organisations, fellow of the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (Georgetown University), and a visiting lecturer at the arts schools in Russia, the UK and the USA. Click here to download Ada’s full CV.