MICHA STELLA studied Performing Arts at the university “la Sapienza” in Rome and studied acting techniques with Philippe Dormoy at “the Samovar” in Paris. After her studies, she created the “Urd Company“ with some of her colleagues and directed “Le Bruit Court…“ together with Aurélie Gautier, a theater piece freely inspired by texts of Daniil Harms.
She worked for a few years on films in Paris, initially as assistant set designer for Vincent Dietschy; as assistant costume designer with Pascaline Chavanne for Anne Fontaine and Thomas Vincent (“Nathalie X“; “Je suis an assassin“); as assistant director with Huber Barbin for Francois Ozon, Xavier Beauvois (“5×2“; “Le petit Lieutenant“).
She also performed in “Julie est amoureuse“ by Vincent Dietschy, in “Villa dei Misteri“ by Ivan Stanef at the “theatre de la bastille“ and in Berlin at the “Sophien Saele“. In Rome, she performed in “Finale“ with the Pacitty Company and in the film “Sfiorarsi“ with Valentine Carnelutti and Angelo Orlando.
Parallel to her artistic work, she focuses on different body practices and on studying nutrition. She practiced dance and Feldenkrais with Peter Goss and Jose Cazeneuve. In 2015, she completed her diploma as a yoga teacher in Spirit Yoga Berlin and in 2016 she graduated in RTT and Hypnotherapy after studying with Marisa Peer in London.
In 2014, Micha Stella met the conceptual artist and choreographer Felix Ruckert. She is deeply inspired by his performance work and his unique takes on Conscious kink, participatory choreography and Sex Positive spaces. Together, they co-created “The New Civilization Training“ a 10 days retreat that combine Fasting with body Practices, Personal Growth, Dance, Music, and Conscious kink, and take place since 2016. They produced 3 music videos and the documentary “Le bel Animal“, that is currently being editing, about Xplore Berlin 2017, a festival created 17 years ago by Felix Ruckert, which has also been exported to other European cities such as Rome, Copenhagen and Barcelona.
Micha Stella is part of the IKSK team, as creative director and consultant; she teach Creative Mornings there every Friday morning, and Creative Evenings one Thursday every two and curate some events as the New Salon and Philosophical Colloquium.
She also enjoy to take pictures and support with the website.
Since 2020, she teaches “Exploring Freedoms“ in France, a 5 days retreat, together with artist and dancer Valentine Schmehl.
Micha believes that Radical Empathy, Inclusiveness and Collective Creative Processes are the most inspiring and healing path to follow.
NEHRA STELLA is a queer artist, mother and filmmaker, who moved from Paris to Berlin, in 2008, which they considers to be their homeland.
In their work they explores gender, sexuality, identity issues, love and relationships, with an ironic, erotic, feminist, queer point of view.
They believes that ART and SEX can change the world.
Since their encounter with the choreographer Felix Ruckert, in 2013, they lead workshop and performance on Gender and Conscious kink and collaborate with him in various artistic projects: in 2018 she collaborate at the “Living Room Tour“ and co-curated the program for the Xplore festival Roma from 2017 until today and xplore Barcelona and Copenhagen on 2018, 2019 & 202o.
In 2018, they co-create the Role play space of Xplore Berlin together with the danceur ans choreographer Anna Natt.
They performs with the artist and rigger Pilar Aldea in Eurix 2017 and in 2018 at the Shibari Prague festival and at the Soria Film festival.
They also collaborate and teach together workshops about Consent and Instant Composition with rope.