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Mischa – the coach

Mischa is the poster child at Upsala. He was the first child to attend the programm, which started 10 years ago. With its help he could overcome his past and is now a coach for the younger children. He radiates peace and serenity and is the living proof that one can the escape from the misery.

Mischa's parents were alcoholics, and as it became more violent at home, he cut off and eventually lived on the street. There he ran into Larissa on her first day at Upsala circus. After initial difficulties, he became a skilled artists and is now taking over responsibility for the first time in his life. He coaches the pilot project "Circus Behind Bars", and is coaching young offenders - guys with a similar background as him.