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Reviews for Online Workshops

"I can recommend Mikhail as a clown teacher; he presents a well structured course with a some great insights and ideas into the world of clown performing and material. I particularly like the discipline of having to produce lots of material each week and get feedback, prompts and inspiration from Mikhail; he is a brilliant clown and teacher - highly recommended!"

- Simon Brown, October 11, 2020
5-Star review on Google Business
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"I am in week 5 of the 12 week course. Mikhail Usov has been a professional clown for over 35 year. Unfortunately for him and fortunately for us covid19 has closed Cirque Du Soleil, so we get the benefit of his year of experience. This course is not about being silly or slapstick, it's about becoming who you really are, your inner clown for all to see. So far it has stretched me both emotionally and mentally. My life has been transformed.... Everyone I meet always has a smile, there's always something good to say, It's amazing to feel so different! My own act has improved daily with better focus, intent and creativity. If you are lucky enough to find space in one of his classes and want to become a better you, sign up!!!!!"

- Bill Levy, October 10, 2020
5-Star review on Google Business
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"Until now, I would never have thought in a million years that an online Clown course could work. Well, Misha has proved that it’s more than possible!! Amazing! Already I’ve been learning awesome Clown secrets, techniques, philosophies and a whole lot more. Misha helped me overcome my artists block and I’m excited for the rest of the course. I feel honoured to have the chance so spend time with a real master."

- Max Marshall, Variety Artist September 20, 2020
5-Star review on Google Business
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"An artist at the peak of his powers! Caring and sharing and pulling back the veil on the classic art of stage craft. Simply Brilliant and a pleasure."

- Derrin Brown, Local Guide September 16, 2020
5-Star review on Google Business
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"The experience of learning under Mikhail Usov ("Misha") has been wonderful. I've taken lots of other clown classes, some from world renowned performers and teachers (whom I love and adore, too); but Misha's class has been a truly unique learning experience. From the time we have taken studying character--not just the idea of a clown "character"--but how it applies to me and the development of my unique clown character, to the time we have taken experimenting with clown "bits" and developing a process whereby the "bits" can come together to form an entire show. And finally, I'd like to add that because my class is a solo class, every note is 100% applicable to me and my development as a performer. There's no "fluff" and there's wasted no time. It's like taking a clown class strapped to a rocketship that's laser targeted on my success as a performer. It's amazing."

- Dal Walton, August 22, 2020
5-Star review on Google Business
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Mikhail is a true professional in his field. An absolutely unique professional system of training artists with his invaluable years of experience. I really like the classes, they are suitable for both professionals and those who want to discover something new for themselves, somehow look at what is happening around them in a new way. 
"Give a man a fish and he will be fed one day. Teach a man to fish and he will be fed all his life." 

Mikhail will not give you answers to every question. He will teach you how to independently answer them, and the questions themselves will be unique to you. You can find your incredible energy, and you don't need much for that. So ... There is nothing to doubt. Forward and only forward!

- Himera Greeke, August 24, 2020
5-Star review on Google Business
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"I have known Mikhail for many years and have watched him perform in different venues. I am always left with a sense of psychological depth that outlines the lightness of the 'Clown' personage. I have been studying with Mikhail on character development over the past few months and I am left with the deep sense that Mikhail is teaching how to access and express the deepest and most subtle part of our Being. His instruction is clearly enhanced with decades of experience and he offers many practical tools and exercises to improve, but his real teaching is based on reverence for his Art and for Theater."

- Thomas Fenn, August 21, 2020
5-Star review on Google Business