I aspire to connect humans all over the world through art. Being a cultural chameleon myself I try to understand what today’s needs of communication, negotiation, and sharing are – on a planet that’s trying to manage its human diversity as well as individual cultures and ideologies.
I received a diploma in Acting for Stage and Film in Hamburg at Artrium – International Acting School. My studies derive from roots of three branches studied and refined by my teacher Lukas Scheja, the founder of the school. He created a visionary and contemporary way to approach the art of acting by combining the collected experiences from his international Masters of Acting, Zen, and Karate. He is constantly developing and tailoring his work to the needs of actors and artists of our time. My personal way of working as an artist is deeply characterized by these roots.
My inexhaustible curiosity in exploring new ways, cultures, countries, and people let me cross the border of Germany and Europe to make my way as an international artist that is pushing boundaries of „Job Standards“ by extending my Art in many directions. Particularly Writing, Performing, Teaching, Artistic research, Acting, and Listening to people and their stories.
One big issue on my agenda as an artist is spreading the word to the next generation. I founded a Theatre company for young artists in my hometown in Germany in 2005 for the purpose of giving young people a voice and space to express their thoughts, ideas, and stories.
As an artist I feel it is my responsibility to listen to what is needed in todays world. One thing I discovered is the need of human interaction or more precisely the question of how we can approach each other in times where thousands of people have to leave their homes to restart in a new culture, with a foreign language, with neighbors that come from a completely different backgrounds. Observing these developments and asking at the same time how to enter an overloaded westernized creative business – I created a performance piece called „Touching 1“. It is a street performance that begins with a very simple Question: What does „touching“ mean for people all over the world. – Spiritual, physical, mental. Is their a common language we are all able to speak?
Very recently this Performance brought me to the Middle east, where I developed a high interest in Arab-culture and art. Getting back to the importance of spreading the word to the next generation, I started to work in educational projects with Ashtar Theatre in Ramallah and Yes Theatre inHebron,(Palestine).
In continuing to spend time in the Middle East, learning, listening and experiencing what and how life is in this part of the world, a part of the world that is so often misinterpreted or misunderstood by western people, I’m working to use the connection of art to move people and their various ideologies closer together for the purpose of sharing, understanding, and peace.