Alma Terrasse was born in France to a French father and a German mother.
She grew up in several countries: Sweden, Austria and Scotland.
From a very young age on she wrote stories and plays and staged theatre. She performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Molière’s Précieuses Ridicules.
She then studied Japanese - language and culture- at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisation in Paris and studied theatre at the Atelier Blanche Salant and Paul Weaver.
Later, she also studied theatre with Yoshi Oida.
She became the assistant stage director of Juliette Deschamps, Georges Lavaudant, Jean-Paul Scarpitta, Lukas Hemleb.
She also worked with the lighting engineer Urs Schönebaum who staged Mathis Nitschke’s Happy Happy (World Premiere in Montpellier in 2014).
Alma has also worked as a production manager at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik as well as at the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen with Elisabeth Schweeger in Hanover.
She was a stage-director for soundinitiative music ensemble and directed Argentins d’Ailleurs. In addition, Alma has translated for the publishing house Guy Trédaniel.
With Israel Rosenfield, Alma has written an article about 1984, George Orwell’s dystopic novel and neurosciences. This article was published in the German magazine Lettre International and in the French magazine Books, in 2018.
Alma has written the libretto for the children’s opera Inside the Body Opera set inside a body and to music composed of body sounds by Lucas Wiegerink with whom she did two residencies at La Monnaie and at LOD (ENOA network).
Alma staged Les trois Baisers du Diable by Jacques Offenbach and Von Heute of Morgen by Arnold Schoenberg with the ensemble Musica Nigella at the Festival Musica Nigella in October 2020 and at le Théâtre de l’Athénée in Paris in march 2021.
In September 2022, Alma staged an opera that she wrote called Het Lijflied. It was composed by Lucas Wiegerink and produced by Dutch National Opera and Opera Zuid.
Alma is working on several libretti among one for Jean-Luc Fafchamps.