How it all started…
Since 2011, I have managed partnerships with European institutions, NGO’s and artists. Most of my projects have been financed by EEA/Norway Grants.
The aim of this program is to strengthen social and economic development through cooperation, entrepreneurship and heritage management in the cultural sector.
I received my B.A. in Acting from the University of East London( E15 Acting School ), UK.
My first job took me to Germany, Nederland and Belgium, and later the USA as part of a touring ensemble. Back in Norway I got experience from TV and Film as well as appearing in commercials. I have worked with freelance groups and in the state institutional theaters. As part of the ensemble of regional Sogn og Fjordane Teater, I toured the beautiful countryside of this western part of Norway. The institution was awarded the national Hedda prize in 2010 for its development of new plays.
In 2014 I was asked by the Actors Union of Norway to take part in a project developing a new performance venue in Oslo. This group was headed by Director Martin Lotherington and included the architects Line Kaasine and Grete Lyche.
After studies in the field of drama pedagogy at the University College of Oslo, I initiated several applied theatre projects. Based on the ideas of Augusto Boal and Paulo Freire, these activities seek to enhance the esthetic and artistic competency of its participants. As a course instructor/director I have been employed by local governments as well as NGO’s. These workshops have been applied to a variety of target groups such as people with experience of substance abuse. My courses have also found use in team building efforts for professional organizations.
The Eurodramafest 2011 in Krakow, Poland was my first venture into partnerships through the EEA/Norway Funds. The opportunity to develop new artistic relations and discover the subtle cultural differences between European countries appealed to me. Project work has since led me to new opportunities such as developing relations between NGO’s and the public sector here in Norway.
In 2019 I got my certification for Prince2 Foundation, one of the most common project management tools today.
Projects have brought me to many countries in Europe, but most of my activities the last few years have taken place in Romania. Working with institutions and artists, I have been part of efforts to provide art and activities to people from all backgrounds. Learning about the history and people of this fascinating country keeps me coming back to Romania.