I was born from a Dutch feminist sorcerer with the help of a Scottish SAS soldier on a winters night in tropical far north Queensland.
My captivation with acrobatic movement was sparked early in life by Nadia Comaneci and the great Soviet gymnasts of the late 70's and 80's.
Ten years of gymnastics had me laughing and crying my way around the gym, but ultimately I loved gymnastics like nothing else.
My teens saw a move south to an arts town on the Sunshine Coast hinterland which lead me to ballet, a variety of dance styles and theatre performances. Eventually at 18, I found circus.
Vulcana Woman's Circus was my spring board in 2000 and has been my circus nest on and off for the past 18 years. With constant support of my creative endeavours, I could not have survived as an independent artist without such an amazing organisation.
Many years of training, circus school, traditional circus, corporate entertainment, shopping centres, theme parks, festivals, companies, acts and performance partners followed.
Eventually it pushed me into a realm of wanting to create work with more meaning, more heart and soul. To share, provoke, move and to bring the joy and art to the people.
To generate an experience the audience feels apart of and to promote diverse thinking and feeling. I feel as an artist that it's my duty and responsibility to create work this way.
My fascination of movement has been my whole life, definitely a way of life and definitely a life that I love.
I try not rate or judge myself by my achievements and shortcomings, I believe its all a part of the adventure. An adventure I'm so grateful for.
Who I am.
I'm an introverted character with an eccentric imagination and a dark sense of humour.
I have great respect, adoration and awe for our natural world, and feel that society's disconnection to nature is humanities greatest blunder.
I'm passionate about positive action in life and the collective responsibility that we all hold for this stunning planet.
Where all in this together!
I believe art can change the world.