PLENVM grew up in a small town in Styria, Austria.
Creative expression was always encouraged in his upbringing; he started playing instruments and thought up his own publishing house at age six, releasing boxes of books and compositions for his parents to enjoy. Up to the age of 11, he refused to listen to pop music, naming Haydn and Händel as his favorite composers instead.
To this day, PLENVM continues his musical education through self-tutoring and studying at the Complete Vocal Institute in Copenhagen, founded by Cathrine Sadolin. He currently holds two certificates by the school and is studying to become a CVT-teacher.
In his teenage years, PLENVM discovered the world of urban dance. Though just a pastime among friends to begin with, PLENVM quickly took things to a more serious level, enrolling in a dance school and teaching there not even half a year later. He studied dance at the University of Winnipeg, Canada, as well as in the clubs of Paris, New York, Berlin and L.A. He has worked with artists such as Conchita Wurst, Frey Faust, Marjory Smarth, Archie Burnett, Jérôme Bel and Miguel Guterriez to name a few.
PLENVM’s aesthetic falls between underground club culture and classical European tradition. He is equally intrigued by the overt sexuality of NYC ballrooms as the controlled world of ballet and Opera.
Playfully, he manages to combine the seeming dichotomy to a whole that is at times rough and loud, at times quiet and introspective – but at all times, PLENVM.