Tuuli was born and raised in rural Western Australia and is of Aboriginal and Finnish descent. Her first encounter with performing arts came through the practice of cultural dance and slowly branched out into acting and singing.
As a teenager Tuuli’s passion for performance became primarily focused on acting through her acceptance into the specialist acting stream at John Curtin College of the Arts. However, she continued to hone her skills in classical ballet, contemporary and character dance at Charlesworth Ballet Institute.
Her first major acting role came as Ruby in Stolen by Jane Harrison, directed and produced by Leah Purcell at the Ilbijerri Theatre Company. This experience was the driving force that pushed Tuuli to audition for NIDA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting).
Tuuli is looking forward to taking her training at NIDA into the industry to pursue passionate, political and empathetic storytelling both in Australia and internationally.