Disney Princess - Opening Night
It Opening Night!
A story of Love, friendship, trust, and mostly of accepting one another's differences. Of bravely looking inside the soul of oneself and of others, finding the truth, and the beauty within. A story of humanity, and raw human emotion. I adore this story with all of my heart, and am so deeply honored and extremely grateful to be granted the gift of sharing it.
This journey has been a deep, exhilarating and challenging one, testing the artist, the ego and the simple truth inside your heart. Challenging one to break down the walls we all tend to build to protect ourselves, and to be brave enough to stand completely naked on a stage, pure and simple. To trust that you, alone, with all of your imperfections and insecurities, are enough. You are beautiful. You are truth, and you are exactly where you need to be at any given moment. This one moment tonight, happening to be, telling a wonderful story to the people who choose to open their hearts and embrace what you have to say.
I wish every single person involved in bringing this story to life, a wonderful opening tonight! What a beautiful team of actors, creatives, and artists in every way.
I also want to thank my dear friends and family for their insane love, unconditional support and guidance. You are, my world, my love and my light.
Nothing but love and gratitude in my heart. What a special and beautiful blessing
#derglöcknervonnotredame #berlin #theaterdeswestens #esmeralda
Photo: Johan Persson c. Disney
A little Story of Gratitude
As I write this little story, I feel nothing but joy and love in my heart, a feeling of contentment... Like everything is exactly as it is meant to be. It is truly a remarkable feeling...
I remember, a little over one year ago having the complete opposite feeling in my heart, a sinking feeling like nothing would ever feel good again, an awful sadness..... What a difference a positive attitude, and a little time can make.
I have had the most incredible two weeks of my life, getting to meet and work with such wonderful and wildly talented artists, the whole group instantly bonding and feeling like a little family, within moments. Maybe it's the nature of the show, "a chorus line" being so brutally honest?! I cannot even begin to describe how much I have learnt in such a short amount of time, or how deeply inspired I am right now as an artist. The people surrounding me the last few weeks have defiantly raised the bar, and I love it!
My heart is still swelling with joy and love from my family who travelled half way around the world to see and support me, and some very dear friends who did the same.... I am normally quite good alone, it's just one of the sacrifices an artist makes to follow their passion and dreams.... To have these special people there to share this with me.... Well, I have no words, only love for them... I simply cannot believe how lucky I am.
I have had such a positive and extremely overwhelming response to my performance of the role Cassie, from my colleges and from observers of the show.
Including, original cast members, industry professionals, little girls who love to dance, everyone... It was really mind blowing that people enjoyed my performance so much.... I guess I could glow from the wonderful things they said about my dancing, singing or acting... But, I've tried not to take it all too seriously. The most important thing, the thing that keeps reoccurring, and the thing that makes me the most happy is.... People keep telling me, I inspire them..... Crazy!! That's so cool!!
They have told me... I inspire them to fight again for their art, inspire them to work harder again, inspire them to not give up until they reach a dream come true! If this is what I can do, if it's all I do... then, I am beyond happy.
Please don't ever stop striving for excellence, don't stop fighting for the things you believe in, and never, ever give up until your dreams come true... because no matter how hopeless things seem, or how sad your heart may be, you alone have the power within you, to change your life! To change your perspective and to simply choose to be happy, to see things positively.... So, work hard for the things your want, and to fight for the things you believe in. Be kind, always, and give others the benefit of the doubt, you may never understand their struggle. Forgive quickly, and smile as much as you can.
Deutschland.... Ich bin wieder da!
A penny for your thoughts...
I was reminded last night, by a very dear friend of mine….
Exactly one year ago today, I was in his kitchen having breakfast, and I literally could not stop crying. I was heartbroken, disappointed and deeply hurt. For a number of reasons all come together, including some things I was not proud of myself for. Lessons I guess I needed to learn the hard way. My heart had shattered into so many tiny pieces, I had no idea where I would find the strength to put it back together. I could not get through one day, not even a breakfast without crying. I was quite literally, broken.
I decided to try my best, and simply love myself, be honst with myself, and to try and be positive, no matter what! Above all, work really hard at the things I burn for, the things that provide me with joy and love!
I also saw very clearly when I was down and broken, the people in my life who were there for me... to help me back on my feet, without judgment or hesitation. I am so deeply grateful for those special people, and I hope one day I can do the same for them.
I love my job, I love my art, I really love to dance, and I love to tear apart a song or a scene. Its been challenging the last few years breaking through language barriers, in a country I am proud to now call home... also having to work through some personal, artistic barriers of my own. I never let this stop me trying, or stop me fighting for my place on stage.
I guess what I am trying to say is... stay true to yourself and the things you burn for. Appreciate the people who are special to you. Never stop fighting for what you believe in. Spread Love, and Smile... a lot. :)
Sometimes I guess, if you are true to yourself and a little lucky... things might turn out ok. You could literally turn your life upside down ;)
It’s all about embracing your journey and enjoying the number of people you can touch with love along your way.
That's me, over and out. Blessed, happy, and extremely grateful!
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