Teaching method, vision and resume
I have been teaching since 1996 and I still do so with great pleasure. Since there are so many different kind of people it’s always a challenge to find the best approach and the correct information to transfer. What works for one does not work for the other.
It’s an honour to learn from each student. they enable me to deepen my knowledge and they challenge me to keep on evolving. Not one class or workshop is the same, it’s a continuous study and search to find the most optimal ways of facilitating. I always look at the people in front of me: where are they now and what do they need? i adapt my information output on the spot to offer to the students what is needed at that moment.
As a teacher I carry out an individual approach,handing out information that helps the students get further in their process. I constantly search for a way to find an entry that is suitable for the people I work with.
I often use everyday life examples to explain the different technical elements out of wich dance is build. I combine the dance vocabulary with these ‘normal’ situations,this creates an immediate understanding of the matter at hand, so we don’t get lost in just technical or conceptual talk and you will be able to use this into the work your practicing at that moment.
I am a ‘do-er’. This means I encourage my students not to give up: to keep on do-ing and practicing. If you stop then you don’t evolve. Work on your level, find your borders and then work on the edge of your borders. I find that if you train in a motivated and healthy way you will learn the things you first thought impossible.
I am a regular teacher in various modern dance techniques,I teach professional and non professional dance classes: floorwork/fly high classes,improvisation classes ,workshops/dance-education/ masterclasses/custumized improvisation based workshops/intensives. if you are interested in a class or a workshop dont hesitate to contact me.
Codarts Rotterdam instant composition, floor work and improvised floor principles
HJS foundation Amsterdam open pro Floorwork
Marameo Berlin open pro classes floorwork/fly high, improvised floor principles
DOX : theatre group Utrecht dance for actors/physical theatre: instant composition
& indepth workshop on partnering and improvisation
Station Zuid/ open pro classes floorwork and improvised floor principles
Fontys academy for arts Tilburg improvisation/instant composition, floor work, floor principles
Trash: audition classes/compagny class floorwork, improvised floor principles, coaching
MehrTanz open pro classes: Leipzig Improvised floor principles and floorwork
Royal academy for dance Antwerp floorwork
Dance festival warschau: open pro floorwork, coaching classes, instant composition, improvised floor
Rijnijssel Academy for dance. floor work
Rijnijssel Arnhem: Academy for actors improvisation, instant composition and costume
Pre prof. dance education Enschede modern dance technique
Buitenkunst customized workshops, improvisation, research weeks, art weeks for toddlers, instant composition and choreography
Hunnerberg Nijmegen (juvenile prison) customized workshops/choreography
Dans centrum utrecht: workshop floorwork improvisation style
Various dance schools for amateurs