I was born in Finland, grew up in Spain, and studied in the UK and the US. I have been lucky to work in the UK, US, Spain, Finland and France and I currently call London home.
I have worked in events, arts and theatre and am a producer, teacher and entrepreneur.
It is my passionate belief that artists and performers need to learn basic business and entrepreneurial skills to succeed.
I realise that my background, work experience and travels make me ideally suited to do the kind of work that I do, and I try and bring this unique perspective to all my teaching and writing.
I speak Finnish, English, Spanish, and some French and a tiny, tiny bit of Russian (work in progress).
I hope you will find something of use and inspiration in these pages.
[Tanja’s] knowledge of the contemporary field is breathtaking, and her ability to judge what’s before her, no matter how new or unforeseen, is consistently empathetic, curious, generous, and accurate.
Working with [Tanja] was one of the greatest pleasures of my professional
Producer / Writer / Director, Zoo District Theatre Company