Thank you, 2016. Personally, this year has been the best year so far. I know I said that last year as well, but 2016 was even more special to me. So today, I wanted to look back on my favorite moments of 2016.
I’ve never traveled so much in one year. I visited Disneyland Paris, London, Dublin, Florida, Salt Lake City and Amsterdam. I feel so very lucky and grateful that I got these opportunities and if I had to choose one single destination as my favorite, I wouldn’t know where to begin.
Not only did I see a ton of musicals this year, I also played two roles I never dreamt I would ever play. I played Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof. To this day, that’s my favorite musical I’ve ever played. The music is so amazing and brilliantly written and the entire story is so moving. Also, I could really find myself in Hodel and I absolutely loved playing her.
I also got to play Knirri in De 3 Biggetjes (The 3 Little Pigs), a Flemish musical. The company I played that musical with is so special. I feel like they’re my second family and I’m so thankful that I got to spend so much time with them this year. I don’t know what I would do and who I would be without them.
Besides playing in these two amazing musicals, I also got the chance to see Grease, EVITA, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. This musical theatre geek is very happy.
I collaborated with three different companies in 2016. Thank you so much Sacha Shoes, Duifhuizen and Lucardi for teaming up with me this year. These were opportunities I never even thought I would get.
Thank you so much to everyone who took part in my life this past year. I’ve learned so much from each and every one of you and I can’t wait to find out what 2017 has in store for me.