Vaike’s first love was the theatre which she studied with passion in various guises from age five. She trained in Technical Production (stage management) at NIDA. A career in independent theatre as stage manager, production manager, assistant director, producer and publicist kept her busy – along with day jobs in arts administration and accounts. The inner life of a seeker partnered this outer work all along.
Growing awareness of the environmental crisis led Vaike to lend her skills to grassroots activist projects in the areas of the green, social change and design thinking movements. The struggles her son was having at a mainstream school combined with this to lead her into the arms of Rudolf Steiner, via Steiner Education. Vaike began studying at Sydney Rudolf Steiner College, thinking to become a Class Teacher, but soon found her way to one of Anthroposophy’s daughter movements: The Christian Community.
Vaike is now an aspiring priest of The Christian Community but in the meantime nurtures many projects, born of the work of Rudolf Steiner, within existing groups and via one she co-founded: Creative Understanding. She is a co-founder of Seed Australia, and she has also recently begun to train in Aged Care.