Sigrid Otter was born in St. Pölten and grew up in the Waldviertel. After studying natural sciences, she worked in Vienna and Innsbruck in the fields of medical research and scientific network management (including project and program management roles and as Managing Director). She later moved to Bad Ischl, where she lives with her family and has been working as a scientific consultant and quality manager in the food sector. She has worked tangentially in the cultural sector since her schooldays – at the International Chamber Music Festival Austria, 'Allegro Vivo' in the Waldviertel, and at the Operetta Festival in Bad Ischl. She has stage experience as a flautist, dancer, and singer, and is also a trained Burnout coach.