Hi, I'm Carmen
...and I am a Musicalartist, singer, actress and vocal coach.
Growing up in the Netherlands I developed a passion for music and dance at an early age. I started dancing when I was just four years old, going from classical ballet to jazz and ballroom. When I was eight, I started singing in a church choir and later took private singing lessons, and at nine years old I started taking piano lessons. At the age of fourteen I started preparatory training at
the MusicAll-Factory in Tilburg (Netherlands) and developed my skills as a triple threat student very quickly.
As a big theater fan it was the ultimate goal to combine my three biggest passions in one genre: Musical Theater.
In 2006 I was accepted to the Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Dance Academy to study Musical Theater. During my final year in 2009, I joined the national tour of MAMMA MIA! Netherlands as Ensemble/cover Lisa. Half way through the contract I graduated and was part of the National TV-Talentshow OP ZOEK NAAR MARY POPPINS produced by AVRO and Stage Entertainment Netherlands. Together with ten other women I competed for the lead in Disneys and Cameron Mackintosh's musical 'Mary Poppins'. As the youngest candidate I had to leave the competition after five live shows finishing sixth, and continued my run with Mamma Mia!.
In the fall of 2010 I got the chance to play my first lead as Mother in the musical KRUIMELTJE. This typical Dutch show played at the Efteling Theater and in the fall of 2011 we went on a national tour. A year later I got to be part of the original cast of Disneys THE LITTLE MERMAID as a swing. My first job abroad happened in 2013 when I got to be one of the lead singers in SHOW ME at the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin. The year after I was part of the Austrian cast of MAMMA MIA! in Vienna as a swing/cover Lisa.
In 2015 I moved to Stuttgart to join the cast of Disneys TARZAN as ensemble/cover Kala and in 2016 I got to play in ROCKY as swing/cover Adrian. After six years of long run productions in 3 different countries I decided to move from Amsterdam to Berlin and in 2017 I got the chance to play Anita in WEST SIDE STORY at the Staatsoper Hannover. During the summer of 2018 I played in two productions at the Luisenburg Festspiele in Wunsiedel: DAS DSCHUNGELBUCH as Raschka (mother wolf) and MY FAIR LADY as Ensemble. In the fall of that year I moved back to Stuttgart to be part of the original German cast of ANASTASIA as
Tsarina/cover Countess Lily.
Currently I am playing CHESS at the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater in Schwerin as one of the 3 singers of the Popchoir.