Ma Troggian is a native Brazilian based in New York City whose artistic identity revolves around acting, writing, creating music, and performing. She graduated from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting Professional Conservatory.
In 2016, Ma was considered for Best Actress at Brazil's biggest film festival, Gramado Film Festival, for her role in Gustavo Spolidoro's movie O Jardim Dos Amores de Woody Allen. Ma also co-founded the Evoé Collective, an award-winning collective dedicated to promoting Brazilian culture abroad. In 2017, the collective produced the play The Seven Kittens, and Ma got another Best Actress nomination at the 2018 Brazilian International Press Award. Her collective won the award for Best Local Production that same evening.
In June 2017, Ma had her playwright debut with Norma Jeane Was A Brunette, a play she wrote and starred in. Norma Jeane won the Stella Adler Space Grant and was selected to be part of the Manhattan Repertory Theatre. Ma recently finished writing her first feature film script, which won Best Screenplay at the 2020 LGBT Toronto Film Festival.
Besides her love for acting and writing, Ma is a trained DJ and music maker. She graduated from AIMEC DJ School and later became the DJ and promoter of Lez Girls Party, a monthly event created to support the LGBTQ+ community in her hometown, Porto Alegre. In New York, Ma continued to pursue music while working with Grammy award-winning music producer Bob Brockmann on the singles Black Money and I Want Ur Luv.