Born in the Netherlands, I was brought up with music. My parents sang in an operetta choir and my brother played the guitar and in a band. At the age of 7, I started singing in the church children's choir and playing piano. One year later, I started playing the clarinet and was a member of the town Harmonie Orchester until I was 16. But when I was 13, I started playing keyboards and singing in bands. That’s where I found my passion. At 16, I exchanged the clarinet lessons for vocal lessons to concentrate on singing.
During my detour, studying Music Management in Tilburg, I was doing workshops with the Nederlands Musical Ensemble (NME), under the direction of Ivo van Leeuwen, and at the MusicAllFactory in Tilburg. With the NME we did lots of events, the first tour of Musicals in Concert, Soccerplayer of the year to name two. I knew I wanted to make art my life so I applied to and was accepted to the Fontys Academy of Dance in the Musical Theatre department. That’s when life went crazy with dancing, acting and singing lessons from the best teachers like Edward Hoepelman, Jimmy Hutchinson, and Patty Obey.