.this is me.
Heidi Karlsson … a musical artist from Sweden.
I go with the flow of life. Like John Lennon said :
“Life is what happens when your busy making plans”.
It’s important to have a plan, to have dreams and goals – but at the same time you need to have a little faith in life. At the same time as you are working hard to go where you wanna go, you have to look around yourself – cause you might miss important things that are right under your nose. And I’m a strong believer that :
“Things happen for a reason”
I love sports – I did swimming, soccer (for 9 years), air shooting and boxing (for 4 years). At the moment I go do running and I start every morning with some Insanity with the amazing Shaun T.
I love fashion and design (scandinavian style). I love to organize things, everything from my home to the pinn curl-boxes at the theater.
I ‘ve been very focused and dedicated to my dream my whole life. I told my grandmother when I was 3 years old that I would become a singer. And she always believed me. Although I had a small period when I wanted to become a “snake”, but I always sticked with my goal to be a singer.
Over 20 years later it’s fantastic to work as a professional musical artist. It’s a gift to work with what you love. And when I’m sitting there in the makeup preparing for show number 8 in one week, maybe tired and unmotivated – I think about that 3 year old me (yes, even with a dream job you sometimes much rather stay in bed watching Netflix with popcorn every now and then).
“It’s a gift to work with what you love”
I grew up on an island outside of Gothenburg called Orust, in the small beautiful community “Svanesund”. In school I was lucky to always have a lot of music lessons and choir every week. We had amazing teachers who organized a lot of performances and plays. And since I lived for music they encouraged me and they let me do a lot of great solo performances. I attended a Musical High School in Kungälv where I discovered my big interest for Musical Theater. Also there I had especially two fantastic teachers that really inspired and supported me. My drama teacher Anna Zetterberg and my singing teacher Jarl Carlsson. Some well spoken words of wisdom that I carry with me still.
“Who ever you become – never change the way you are”
I did my professional education at “Performing Arts School” in Gothenburg. Before graduating I got my first job for the German cruise company Aida Cruises. I travelled the world with Aida and had an amazing time. I went through some of the most fantastic things and unfortunately also one of the worst things. But again :
“Things happen for a reason”
I worked in Andrew Lloyd Webers musical LOVE NEVER DIES in Hamburg at the Operettenhaus as the role CHRISTINE DAAÉ.
I recently played GRIZABELLA in another world famous musical of Lloyd Webber – CATS THE MUSICAL.
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