I am an actress, dancer (and stand-up comedian), born in Australia but now based in the UK. I began my career as a dancer many years ago in Australia, training with the Beryl Ellis Dance Studios (later known as Ultimate Dance) and then later the University of New South Wales.
In 1999 I got my first professional gig, while I was still studying at University when I made my début in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge. I used the pay cheque to move to England and study Shakespearean and Jacobean Theatre at LAMDA over the summer.
Years in the Theatre have followed working extensively in the UK, Europe and back in my native Oz.
Whilst my work is heavily influenced by my own experiences of dwarfism, disability, sexuality… etc.. No singular discourse defines my identity or my work. My identity can be found at the intersection of limitless discursive discourse, ie my background as a Australian/Greek, woman, widely travelled, named after a Swedish town, with experiences from varying different day-jobs and all the other randomness of life which has been just as influential.
I wish to break away from tightly defined concepts surrounding the sort of work people ‘like me’ make or should be making and who we should be making it for… I did not get into the arts to reinforce society’s prejudices.