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.

In the later years networking with Ananda Ashram and it´s Awakening Arts Academy in Assisi/Italy developed and increased. Yearly workshops and dance rituals have been offered here, where I could encounter extraordinary resonance, validation and support. 
Another dance family of mine lives in the Kibbuzim Neot Semadar in a desert oasis in Israel. The spirit of this community is very close to my soul. Here we have an intimate study groep since several years. 

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. 

Now, I am returning back to my spiritual and artistic practice: exploring the dance and passing on the gifts I have been given. At present most events are being offered online, providing energy work for individuals as well as group and the collective. This medium allows us to strengthen our spiritual connection and abilities even stronger. Simultaneously we are working towards building a strong fundament for my dream: to eventually be able to invite people into a sanctuary dedicated to „Devadasi –, a place for those, who want to dive deep into the studies, research and practice of sacred dance.
My life is one of dedication to dance and spirituality, bridging hearts, traditions and cultures.