MARTA COSTA, actress, clown and improviser, began her artistic career in 2005, with CT4Ventos. She graduated as a clown when she joined the Clown Laboratori Porto in 2011. She has been a clown doctor at Operação Nariz Vermelho since 2017 and is part of the companies Historioscópio, Coração nas Mãos, Colectivo Estupendo Inuendo and Ervilha no Topo do Bolo. She has a master's degree in Physical Ed and Sports Teaching, 2010 and since 2007 has completed over twenty theater trainings, in Portugal, Austria and Spain: Élise Ouvrier-Buffet, Peta Lily, Ami Hattab, Josh Houben, Pedro Fabião, Yumi Fuji- tani, Chris Griswold. Creator and performer of the independent shows "Aceitas?", 2015 and "Balança", 2017. Made her contemporary circus debut as "Martha Coast" in Esmae's Circus Cabaret, 2017. She is co-creator of the improvisation group Ervilha no Topo do Bolo. Winner of the best street show award at Feria de Teatro de Castilla y León-Ciudad Rodrigo 2022, with the show in which she is co-creator and performer, "Chá das Cinco".