When I was around 30 years old I wanted to give space to the artist inside me. I followed classes from reputable acting teachers, such as Joe Weston, Cliff Sutton, Robin Pera and Helmert Woudenberg. I did an intensive course ‘method acting’ in Spain from movie director Ruud van Hemert. Private singing lessons I was given by singing-coaches Wies Rademakers and Martine de Jong. I also followed a summer-course Musical Theatre at the notorious British ‘Guilford School of Acting‘.
After the bulk of the training had been done I registered at casting agents and was lucky enough to have been selected for various productions for tv-series, soaps, theatre plays, movies, musicals, commercials and corporate films, with my participation varying from being an extra to the leading actor.
I’v also been active in role play acting in educational settings, where I was able to combine my love of acting with my passion for personal development. Together with Karin Gabor and Marck Oostra I started the successful company Backstage Business, where we used theatre plays to facilitate organisational change for companies like KLM, RAI Amsterdam, Unilever and the Dutch Ministry of Finance.
More recently I started singing in a band, the Dutch Marillion tribute band Fugazi, where I experience the joy of bringing fantastic music and beautiful lyrics of my favourite rockband to the audience, together with a group of dedicated and very talented musicians.