... how it came:
I was born and raised in Brazil. A country in which dancing
is an every-day part of life. Everywhere the radio is on.
They enthusiastically sing along and often, while working,
their feet take off on their own and their bodies have to
swing. When I was nine years old, a car knocked me down in
front of my house. By a hairbreadth I lost my left leg. Confined
to my bed as a lively child, I suddenly realized how precious
and beautiful it is to move. I found out that it was not for
granted. After the accident I couldn't do three steps without
circling, jumping or tripping inbetween. My joy of moving
couldn't be stopped. My parents liked it to have a cheerful
child at home jumping around, but they slowly started to worry
if I was fine. So they made a decision for which I will always
be deeply grateful: They enrolled me in a samba school! Of
course I still jumped and hopped around, yet my bright and
happy face after each rehearsal confirmed them that they made
the best decision.
In this atmosphere I created my first vision: I wanted to
become a dancer! What started with joy and ease became my
source of life. At the age of thirteen I started three trainings
at the same time: Afro, Modern Dance and Jazz.
School in the mornings, dancing studio in the afternoons and
courses for the development of psychical powers in the evenings:
telepathy, healing through laying on of hands, energising
water and plants etc.. At that time it was very difficult
for me to fulfil my school duties. I was in a dance flush!
The fact that my marks were a catastrophe didn't impress me
What were bad marks against the pleasurable feeling after
dancing courses: being overhappy, soaked with sweat, light
and full of energy.
Moreover, I deeply respected the stick with which my Jazz
teacher corrected our posture.
At that time, several dancing groups came into being for which
I composed the choreographies and organised different dancing
My vision became reality.
In 1986 I came to Germany for six months. In the meantime
six months have turned into 17 years. During the first years
I tried to overcome my difficulties with the German language.
Not to mumble, pronouncing "Kreisverwaltungsreferat"
(local administration department in Munich) without hyper
ventilating, not using a vocal change, where there is none
like in the word "Auftritt" - in Brazil pronunciation
"Auftritschi". Practicing "ö" and
"ü" for hours. For this I tried to pronounce
precisely the letters "o" and "e", which
sounded like oooo
At the same time I studied "the German way of thinking".
In order to teach in Germany I had to learn the way Germans
were thinking. So, I was able to impart what I was thinking.
It sounds easy, but it can lead to great misunderstandings
in dancing lessons.
After I had acted a few years as a dancer and dancing teacher,
after numerous performances in Germany and abroad and in the
meantime mother of two children, I felt the urge for knowing
more about human beings, about the body, the psyche and their
I sensed that a lot of exciting secrets waited to be disclosed.
I have opened up new paths and a new journey began:
||Leader of "Project
Rhythm Dancing and Drumming"
Rhythm" - performance at the opening of the theatre
|| Training in Chakra
harmonization, aura reading and healing by transferring
Birth of my second child
||Four year Training
in Core Energetics developed by Dr. John Pierrakos,
Two year training in medial advice
Trommeln" (The Drums' Dance) Duo Performance with
Festival de Danca Contemporanea in San Luis Potosí/Mexico,
"Pleasure Dance Night" with Thomas Ach, Martin
Seeliger, Angelika Vizedum, Thomas Stötzer, Borel
||Training in sports
and foot massage,
Directing the rehearsals of "Afoxé Loni"
in Munich for the performance at the Carnival of Cultures
"Rebento"-Performance with Thomas Ach and Project
in the Condomble-Performance "O encontro dos Orixás"
with Dudu Tucci and Murah Soares
numerous trainings in Afro-Brazilian dances, dances of
the Orixás (Afro-Brazilian deities) and in the
areas mentioned above.
I want to thank all people supporting me on my way. Special
thanks to my parents, to Thomas, to a lot of teachers
and last but not least to our children Djamila and Morina.