Clara Strauch is a Swedish/American singer-songwriter, actor, and voice and meditation guide from both the island of Gotland and New York City. She is creatively fuelled by the contrasts of her bi-cultural background, as well as by holistic living, the heart, nature, and the spiritual path.
Clara released her poetic folk-pop as her debut album Persephone in 2018, and second album Jupiter in 2020. She is a trained actor - with a BFA in drama with scholarship from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and plays a role in the film Bergman Island, which was nominated for the Palme D'Or at The Cannes Film Festival 2021.
Clara has combined music and theatre by being actor/musician/composer in plays, and the most recent project is the dance and puppetry show Knut & Kvargen with Simon Rydén. Previously, Clara has created the folk musical Wayward Home, which was selected for Musikalplattform at Spira in 2020, as well as produced and toured at several theatres in the Northeastern US. Other credits include Florrie (Västmanlands Teater); Fåfängt Frieri (Romateatern); The Tempest (Smith Street Stage) - for the latter she was nominated for Outstanding Original Music at The New York Innovative Theatre Awards.