I grew up in suburban Germany as the daughter of two tax officials. I roamed the neighboring fields, crushed frozen puddles with my rubber boots and built branch forts with my sister.
I soon learned that the affinity for adventure was strong in this one. Literally every single person in my family spends their work life sitting at a desk. But I knew early on that that wasn’t for me, I was meant to spend my life on stage.
I prepped for this career the only way I knew how: at full throttle. I joined the drama club at my high school, sang in a vocal ensemble, took voice lessons, dance lessons and even spent a year in the sparkling world of cheerleading.
Yes, there were voices telling me to choose a stable career, that there is “no money in acting”. But I couldn’t let fear or uncertainty cripple me, I owed the kid within me to try.
“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done
than regret the things I haven’t done.”
- Lucille Ball -
I also owed my future self the power of multiple qualifications. So after graduating high school, I completed a BA in Applied Linguistics at the TU Dortmund (Germany) and the University of Groningen (Netherlands).
Parallel to my studies, I attended countless workshops, trained with musical theatre industry professionals and college professors of great renown. And after three years, the continuous hard work paid off: I was accepted at the Musical Arts Academy in Mainz (Germany), where I trained to be a musical theatre performer.
A few months before graduation, I got thrilling news: I was cast as an actress and assistant director in my first professional production! And this was only the beginning of a diverse career! I can already look back on professional experience in acting, singing, dancing, choreography, voice acting, assistant directing, coaching voice, acting and dance and being a writer, lyricist and translator. And I know that the past few years only represent a fraction of what is still to come. And I can't wait to find out what that will be.