Mirjam Rast was born in Winterthur and grew up speaking German, French and Swiss German. She initially worked as a stunt woman and stunt double, then took basic training in dance, and in 2009 played her first role as the young Juliet in Claude-Inga Barbey’s Juliette et Roméo (Kollektiv Bergamote) at the Théâtre de Carouge in Geneva. From 2012 to 2017 she trained as an actress at the Zurich University of the Arts and there earned a master of arts degree. During her acting studies she worked with Christoph Frick in Ivanov, Christina Rast in Die Lächerliche Finsternis and other stage directors. In 2014 she received the advancement award of the Armin Ziegler-Stiftung and the Swiss Bachelorpreis Theater for iGod oder wie ich lernte, die Sünde zu lieben. She entered her first permanent theatre engagement at Theater Bremen at the end of the 2016/17 season, giving her debut there in Klaus Schumacher’s Väter und Söhne. She started this season in Love You, Dragonfly and will come to the Deutsches Theater Berlin with the same production for the Autorentheatertage 2019.