Around the age of 18 he became interested in the dance teaching profession. But after graduating from high school and for security reasons, he learned the profession as a wholesale and foreign trade clerk first, which he successfully completed at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Berlin.
Right next day he started training as an ADTV dance teacher, but did not finish it, because he was too drawn to the stage. In order to earn for his dance studies, he accepted the offer of his former training company and worked there as a salesperson for photocopiers.
In addition, he began his training as a dancer in ballet, jazz, modern, afro and of course tap dancing, with Hannelore Doodt, Carnell Lyons, Milton Irons, Anita Barth, and Vladimir Gelvan and others.
After two years he quit his daily job, so that he could pursue his full-time artistic education and live out his dream of being on a stage.
Now he started his classical singing studies, first with hungarian tenor Prof. Garay.
The musical summer academie of Susi Nicoletti in Salzburg, where he later worked as a teacher as well, gave him his first musical theatre experience.
At the end of the course, there was a small musical show where various directors were looking for new talents.
This is how he got his first TV entry: Dieter Pröttel cast him for a tap dance performance in Michael Schanze’s well known show "Hätten Sie heut Zeit für uns?".
And the Landestheater Salzburg offered him the role of 'Action' in the "West Side Story". But he refused because he simply didn't feel "good enough" for it yet. He wanted to become a better dancer and singer first and continued to learn in Berlin. A very good decision, as it should show later.
The austrian actor Peter Weck also became aware of him because of this musical show at the end of that summer academie and invited him two years later to audition for CATS.