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© 2019 by Mira Noltenius

Currently Copenhagen based, I have previously lived and worked in New York, Dublin, London and around Italy, and I still travel, whenever there is a chance.

Born in Copenhagen in 1977 into a house of a TV-producing-directing mother, an absent artist-painting father, and a publishing house-literary step-dad, I guess the foundations for a life in the arts was destined. 

Graduated in 2004 from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, as a conservatory trained actress, I now work freelance as an actress in Theatre, Film, TV- and commercials. I started writing professionally around ten-years back, and I also work with fine-art in drawing, painting, and photography, my passion from an early age, being sent to children's art school already at the age of 12.

In 2013 when living in London I graduated as a Graphic Novel drawer- and writer from The Royal Drawing School, and two days later as a Burlesque performer from The Burlesque Baby Academy. Both educations changed and opened my eyes to understanding myself as an artist, writer and performer, and I continue to be amazed by these ways and directions in approaching the work. 

I am fluent in Danish and English, and have a good knowledge of the Scandinavian languages. Some Italian, German and French, and I want to learn Greek!

news

I just received a fantastic research grant from The Association of Danish Film Directors for a new film documentary, that I am working away on, to be filmed in USA.
Played the supporting role of Mette in the shortfilm Not just for the laughs to premiere in Dragør Bio in November 2019. 
Have recently started directing artistic pop-music videos and am having a wonderful and very fun time with it, so far 9 music-videos, and more in the making.  

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residencies, work- & travel grants

2019 Residency – 1½ Month writing and research residency at the Danish Institute in Athens, Greece.

2019 Danish Actors' Association, for Voice in Motion w. Voice Coach Naja Månsson, DK.

2018 Residency & Travel Grant – 3 Month research- and writing residency at the Danish Institute in Rome, Italy.
2017 Danish Actors' Association, for Method-Meisner Acting Masterclass with Kirk Baltz in Münich, Germany.
2017 Residency & Travel Grant – 1½ Month writing & art residency at the Danish Institute in Athens, Greece.
2014 Residency & Travel Grant – The Danish Playwrights' and Screenwriters' Guild, 1. Month research residency in Paris, France.
2013 The Danish Playwrights' and Screenwriters' Guild – Work Grant - for Misty Gaze Will Amaze, DK.

2011 The Danish Playwrights' and Screenwriters' Guild – Work Grant - for Nightflier, DK.

2009 Residency & Travel Grant – 1. Month research residency at the Danish Institute in Damascus, Syria.
2009 The Danish Playwrights' and Screenwriters' Guild – Work Grant – Together w. Theatre Company The Clooney Brothers, DK.