About Me


I was born and raised in Munich/Germany, where my love for the Performing Arts was ignited around the age of five. My parents took me to a Ballet performance and, while being mesmerized by what was going on onstage, I was just as thrilled to catch a glimpse of the dancers as they went backstage, imagining that secret life hidden from the audience. I enrolled in Ballet classes at the age of six and I haven't stopped dancing ever since. I started choreographing my own pieces as a teenager and, looking back at my creations, many of them were a mix of theater and dance. My inspiration has always come from storytelling and combining movement and speech came as a natural choice. I joined our Highschool acting troupe, performing in a variety of plays and scenes. One of my greatest memories was playing "Viola" in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night". As I was pretty shy and introverted as a kid and as a young adult, the rare occasions on which my teachers ever got to hear me speak was when I was performing onstage... While enrolled in a three year full time performance program, I joined the Opera Ballet at the Munich State Opera House. Performing on that beautiful stage in front of over 2000 people remains a highlight of my early career. Fast forward "some years" I have now lived (the life of my dreams) in NYC (the city of my dreams) for over ten years, dancing for many companies, choreographing for a variety of  different projects and acting in plays, short films, commercials, as well as producing a number of my own films. I love collaborating with other artists from various genres. What else...? I'm a nature and animal lover, Yoga practitioner and I'm trying to live by the principle 'Either you're comfortable, or you're improving'. Finally, one of my favorite quotes:

"Every creative act is a sudden cessation of stupidity." Edwin Land

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