I was born in Moscow. Just before the fall of the Soviet Union, my parents immigrated to the Netherlands. From my Russian upbringing, I inherited the love for literature and theatre, and a even more the love for (telling) stories. I’m a generalist and I like to know a bit about everything. Being open and sociable helps me to encounter stories and friends. At this moment I live in Amsterdam, with my husband Jesse Koolhaas and our children Miron and Lara.
I work as an independent cross media researcher and creative producer for documentary radio, television, film and commercials. Together with others I develop engaging projects on the intersection of media, technology and art. I am professional, flexible and able to easily move among different people and in various social environments.
I studied Communications (at the University of Amsterdam) and Cultural Studies (at the Vrije Universiteit) specializing in Word & Image in film. Slowly I realized that I want to tell stories of my own. In 2008 I was admitted to the Media Academy in Hilversum where I completed my Masters Degree in Crossmedial storytelling. I am trained as a writer, researcher, presenter and producer for radio and television.