The dance of my life
I was born and raised in Germany, as the third girl in my family. From a young age I was drawn especially towards the arts. From childhood I began dancing, following the guidance and inspiration of my sister, who brought me to my first true dance teacher. Karin Hermes-Sunke could teach me dance beyond the physical realm.
After graduating from my dance study in AHK Amsterdam/Netherlands, with the Diploma for Modern Dance, I further engaged in studies in meditation, spiritual practice and energy work. I graduated from BPI Berkeley/California as Referent C. Stieber in the United States. At “Center of Unity – Schweibenalp” in Switzerland I learned Puja service in the tradition of Haidakhan Babaji, holding Aarati for Shiva and the Divine Mother.
I have been continuously working on research towards my own expression in dance, as well as holding public performances and counselings. A deep yearning in me, made me actually invent „Devadasi – Dance of the Heart“, my practice of sacred dance in February 2002. Ever since I share this continuously unfolding art with people. Bridging different cultures, spiritual groups and human hearts, and strengthening the connection between the soul and its source, is a matter dear to my heart.
Between 2004 and 2011 I used to live half of the year in India. My base there is in M.P., close to Khajuraho, a city famous for its historical temples and internationally known dance festivals. I have been invited to participate within these cultural programs, such as Shilpgram dance festival.
A couple of years I had an own center for my work in Bavaria. After that once again I served for several years in the temple of “Center of Unity”, a community, seminar house and ashram. Those years taught me much about living in community. Finally I started my film project “Moving into the Infinite”. I became director, producer, distributor and even the tour manager for a „Event Cinema Tour“ through the German art house scenery. The tour took about half a year and counted about 90 events.