From Movie Screening to Recording Studio!

I had the honor of recording Wildflower’s title song “Meie Elu” with gifted musicians Johanna Telander and Una Tone at the legendary Threshold Recording Studios. Johanna is a New York based Finnish composer who arranged this beautiful Estonian folk tune, accompanied me on piano and sang back up vocals. Una is a seasoned Broadway bound Latvian violinist who plays in the film as well.

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My first Crowdfunding Campaign!

As some of you know, I have been working on a short film and I hope you will be a part of my journey to produce a film that means the world to me. I am excited to share what I have put my heart and soul in to making this film a reality and I hope you enjoy it.

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The Time of my Life!

Last month I got to be part of Estonian artist Flo performance piece in Performa, which is a visual arts performance biennial in the US. It is always such a great honor to be part of someone’s creation and give life to their vision!

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Meeting The President & Podcast Interview!

In September I had an opportunity to organize several events in honor of the Estonian President’s, Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid, visit to New York. I couldn’t be happier how everything turned out and also honored that I got to spend time with my country’s President.

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From Tony Awards to producing a film!

As you can see from the picture, I started my summer with a dream come true… attending the Tony Awards! It was an unforgettable evening full of excitement, exceptional talent and gratitude. Another dream of mine has been to produce a short film. I started working toward this goal a year ago and I’m beyond thrilled to announce that we finished shooting “Wildflower” last week.

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Thank You and have a fun New Year’s Eve!

I can’t believe it’s the end of the year! My year was full of new experiences, challenges and discoveries. I feel like I’ve grown immensely as an artist and there are so many people who’ve been part of my journey that I need to thank. I’d like to start off expressing my gratitude to you, my blog reader. Thank you for taking your time to read and respond. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to connect with you!

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I’ll never forget that soul-touching performance moment!

I had a really touching experience at Florida’s Estonian Independence Day celebration. This is what happened: one of the songs I decided to sing at the formal reception was about the meaning of being an Estonian. I held up a small flag, swung it in the air and sang by heart. Suddenly, in the middle of the song I saw a man standing up, grabbing a decorative flag from a flower arrangement while singing along.

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Sssh, I’m Working On Something Very Exciting!

I’m beyond honored to collaborate with a brilliant composer David Austin and librettist Alari Koel who are writing a new musical, The Innocence, with a tailored role for me in it. David has written 26 musicals; his latest, Beaches, will premiere on Broadway in the near future. Stephen Sondheim has called David the American musical theatre’s future. Alari is a soulful librettist who has taken on a mission to tell the world a story about Estonia.

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I’m Cast In A New Musical “The Art Of The Hustle.”

I am thrilled to let you know that I was cast in a staged reading of the new musical “The Art of The Hustle”. It is an immersive musical which uses the catalogue of the disco era. The creative team plans to develop it for a fully-staged first-class Broadway production in 2016. Fingers crossed! A big thank you to Wojcik/Seay casting! Read more…

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I’m published in Daily Actor!

I am ecstatic because DailyActor.com published my article about my journey as a foreigner in America. The article is about finding my way to America, obstacles I’ve faced, where I am today and why I do what I do. I promise, you will be surprised but I also hope you feel inspired by my honest story!

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I’m performing for the Estonian President!

I will be performing for the Estonian President, Mr. Toomas Hendrik Ilves, this September in New York. I wish his birthday was closer to the performance date so I could sing Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday Mr. President,” but unfortunately it isn’t. Oh well, I’ll find another song to surprise him and our audience!

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