- Known as the world’s only Kosher Mime
- She teaches Torah without saying a word!”
Stella Filler in her early life studying and performing ballet and Spanish dance.
In Israel she found a talent for mime studying under Yoram Boker and performing in the Kibbutzim. To pursue the art, Stella made way to Paris where she studied with Fujio at the Theatre de Mime de Paris.
She also learned mime with Ella Jaroszewics, a colleague and former wife of Marcel Marceau and star of the Tomashevsky Mime Troupe. Etienne Decroux, a teacher of Marcel Marceau, was also an influencial teacher of Stella, as was Isaac Alavarez and Jean Louis Barrault, who led a workshop that Stella attended.
She gave lectures, workshops and directed mime performances She created a troupe called Pianomime. It was not until after all this that Stella began to incorporate Jewish themes from her religious lifestyle in her mimes.
Her unique brand of Jewish entertainment evolved gradually, as she was often asked to entertain with her topical mimes on women’s subjects. Rare was the Bas Mitzva, Shabbos Kallah, or Rosh Chodesh group in her community that did not feature a short performance for the assembled women.
Over time, Stella created a variety of mimes on many Jewish subjects, and began performing for larger groups all over the country. Now known as the world’s only “Kosher Mime”, her shows are humorous, sentimental, powerful, and exciting.
Stella continues to give consultation to performing mimes, actors, magicians and clowns. She recently choreographed mimes such as Pierrot for L’ecole de Danse, a ballet school.