Sophie Amieva

Larger Than Life Bouffon Master

Teacher of the Bouffon courses

Sophie Amieva is French/Spanish theater maker based in New York City, USA. She is the artistic director and main producer of the company NotAmuse Theater, founded in 2016.  Praised by the New York Times for “display[ing] a fine talent for comedy” 

She studied at École Jacques Lecoq, the Samovar, Philippe Gaulier and performed extensively in Europe with street performing troupe “la Grappe des Bouffons”. She has worked with many companies to name a few: La Rumeur Compagnie, Philippe Genty Compagnie, 600 Highwaymen, NTUSA, International Wow Company, her work has been performed in many places in NYC and in France. 

Sophie has taught in many professional acting studios and as adjunct professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she has taught Bouffon and clown for 15 years.  

In the last 4 years, notamuse has focused on The Medusa Project, a body of work that revisited female monsters and aimed at restoring a thread between ancient benevolent beliefs around women while defying and rejecting over 4,000 years of patriarchal mythologies and moralities.