Clara Strauch is a Swedish/American singer-songwriter and actor 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 inner growth, the heart, myths, and nature. In addition to the performing arts, she has a deep love for photography and writing, as well as for her feminine interspiritual path of embodiment, meditation, holistic healing, and more.
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 and honors 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 was nominated for Outstanding Original Music at The New York Innovative Theatre Awards for The Tempest (Smith Street Stage). Other credits include: her own folk musical Wayward Home (selected for Musikalplattform at Spira in 2020, as well as produced and toured at several theatres in the Northeastern US); Florrie (Västmanlands Teater); Fåfängt Frieri (Romateatern).