1999年進入法國賈克樂寇國際戲劇學校（École internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq），專研默劇、小丑、體操、義大利即興喜劇、希臘悲劇、中性面具、半臉面具、通俗劇、即興、丑角(Bouffon)等…同時接受導演與編劇的訓練。曾於台北藝術大學與台灣藝術大學戲劇系兼任講師，並不時受邀至各處主持短期戲劇工作坊。
Founder and Artistic Director of Theatre de la Sardine. She also works as a performer, drama teacher, and professional hospital clown. She had translated several theatre books: Le Corps Poétique by Jacques Lecoq and Ariane Mnouchkine: L’art Du Présent by Ariane Mnouchkine and Fabienne Pascaud.
Chao-Chi Ma began her career in theatre while studying economics at the National Taiwan University, where she involved in many student shows. In 1997, she gained her Master Degree in Educational Theatre at New York University. She later took workshops in community and classroom theatre practices in London and Edinburgh.
Ma entered École internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq in France in 1999, where she explored major dramatic territories, such as melodrama, tragedy, Commedia dell’arte, clowning and burlesque. During this time she also trained as a director and producer for theatre. She has been a lecturer at Taipei National University of the Arts and National Taiwan University of Arts and runs theatre workshops for many different organizations.
She is also a certified professional hospital clown with a diploma issued by French government. She founded Taiwan’s first professional hospital clown association, in 2016.
Director of: Alone in the World’s Room; Dinner for One; Underground; Five Clowns and One Chair; Gulliver’s Travels; The Secret of the Luthier; Une Chapeau de Paille d’Italie; La Vie est Belle 1 & 2. A-Cho, the advanture of a ugly boy. The White Snake?!