- the short version:
I grew up on a family farm on the island Mors in the Northwestern part of Denmark. How I somehow ended up singing and writing music in New York City is honestly a bit of a mystery to me. I want to say; I just kept putting one foot in front of the other, but that would be simplifying to an absurd degree.
I remember singing along to songs from the Eurovision Song contest with a hairbrush in my hand in front of my nanny at the tender age of 5, and I remember singing in a talent competition when I was 16 - I sucked - but somehow Ian Adam still accepted me as a student in London at 20 - He was a brave and kind man!
I remember doing my scales in one of the cabins of Motor Yacht Endless Summer in the Cayman Islands at 22. I remember playing sister Hubert in Nunsense at Musical Theater School in Denmark at 25, and I also remember the absolutely devastating horror it was to discover I could no longer sing - especially before I found out that it was due to a polyp on my vocal folds - the polyp was diagnosed at 26.
I don't remember much of that - the mind is kind!
At 27 I had an operation and started over - again a simplification, but among other things, it involved traveling around the world and singing at the top of my newly restored voice from the sundeck of a Motor Yacht crossing the Indian Ocean. Singing Don't Cry for Me Argentina in a tourist trap of a restaurant in Istanbul with the Maitre'D and cry-singing to a German chef on a road in Mexico; Imagine My Surprise....
Eventually I moved to New York and started re-training my voice, my mind, my being and my soul. I studied, and I became better.....and most of all happier.
I started a theater company at 30 with some of the bravest, most talented and coolest people I know, I wrote and performed a solo-musical-performance-piece called Dramatically Different, and I started teaching people how to use their voice.
At 34 someone who sees more in me than I do, told me I should write my own songs. I wrote a song as a gift to my father on his 70th birthday, and I have been writing since - they just keep coming! For that, for all the countless people who helped me take yet another step - and for all of it, I am truly grateful!