Team

Dansateliers exists out of a small team. Per project we work with different freelancers, technicians, dramaturges and production leaders. Meet our (core) team members here.

Kristin de Groot

Kristin de Groot was educated as a professional dancer at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. Throughout her career she has worked as a free-lance dancer amongst others with: Beppie Blankert, Hans Tuerlings, Piet Rogie, Ping Chong, Michael Laub and Michèle Anne de Mey. She started working at ArtEZ School of Dance in 1996. She taught contemporary technique, coached students and worked intensively on the development of the curriculum. As of 2006 she started coordinating the dance makers programme and in 2010 she became Head of the Dance Department as a whole. She took on the artistic direction of Dansateliers as of September 2011.

Kristin de Groot
kristin@dansateliers.nl

Johan Cuperus

Johan Cuperus has worked for a long period in the dance field in Rotterdam. Early nineties, he initiated Service Punt Dans, which marked the beginning of having professional classes availible for the free lance scene in Rotterdam. He has managed Rogie & Company for many years and also took care of finances for various others. After being a way for a while, working in the television and media world, he returned to the dance field in 2010. As of the beginning of 2011 he is business manager of Dansateliers.

Johan Cuperus
johan@dansateliers.nl

Lody Meijer

Lody Meijer supports Dansateliers in PR and communication. She is also organizer of the weekly Movement Classes. Next to her work at Dansateliers she is working as a freelancer for different festivals, companies and choreographers like the Moving Futures Festival and OFFprojects.

Lody studied Arts and Culture Sciences at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam next to a study in Fine Arts at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht.

Lody Meijer
pr@dansateliers.nl

Priscilla Verwaaijen

Priscilla Verwaaijen is a current student at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam. Here she is developing herself as an artist at the Fine Arts department. She previously was a student at the International Bachelor of Arts and Culture and Philosophy at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

In 2016 Priscilla crossed paths with Dansateliers for the first time when she joined the organization as an intern. Since September 2017 she is an official member of the team as assistent Business Manager.

You can reach Priscilla via info@dansateliers.nl

Susanne Middelberg

Susanne Middelberg is responsible for the programming of the professional trainings in the studio’s of Dansateliers. Middelberg studied dance at the ArtEZ School of Dance. After a number of years of being a professional dancer, she studied photography. She is currently working as a free lance photographer and works in commission or creates free work.

Susanne Middelberg
via info@dansateliers.nl

Edwin van Steenbergen is a freelance light designer and technician. He worked with companies like 2MoveDanceCompany, Panama Pictures, Conny Janssen danst, Internationaal Danstheater, Isabelle Bernaert, Guangdong Modern Dance Company and Living Dance Studio.

Part of his daily activiteit is the guidance and teaching of Codarts dance- and circus students and the support of Dansateliers and its choreographers.

Paul Sixta is an independent filmmaker and photographer based in Amsterdam. He gratuated in 2003 at the Audio-Visual department of the St. Joost in Breda. He presented his films and video-installaties on a global scale and won several prizes. On a regular basis he collaborates with other artists and choreographers. As part of the Dansateliers crews he is responsible for the video-registrations, trailers and teasers.

For more info visit www.paulsixta.com.

Kristin de Groot

Kristin de Groot was educated as a professional dancer at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. Throughout her career she has worked as a free-lance dancer amongst others with: Beppie Blankert, Hans Tuerlings, Piet Rogie, Ping Chong, Michael Laub and Michèle Anne de Mey. She started working at ArtEZ School of Dance in 1996. She taught contemporary technique, coached students and worked intensively on the development of the curriculum. As of 2006 she started coordinating the dance makers programme and in 2010 she became Head of the Dance Department as a whole. She took on the artistic direction of Dansateliers as of September 2011.

Kristin de Groot
kristin@dansateliers.nl

Johan Cuperus

Johan Cuperus has worked for a long period in the dance field in Rotterdam. Early nineties, he initiated Service Punt Dans, which marked the beginning of having professional classes availible for the free lance scene in Rotterdam. He has managed Rogie & Company for many years and also took care of finances for various others. After being a way for a while, working in the television and media world, he returned to the dance field in 2010. As of the beginning of 2011 he is business manager of Dansateliers.

Johan Cuperus
johan@dansateliers.nl

Lody Meijer

Lody Meijer supports Dansateliers in PR and communication. She is also organizer of the weekly Movement Classes. Next to her work at Dansateliers she is working as a freelancer for different festivals, companies and choreographers like the Moving Futures Festival and OFFprojects.

Lody studied Arts and Culture Sciences at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam next to a study in Fine Arts at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht.

Lody Meijer
pr@dansateliers.nl

Priscilla Verwaaijen

Priscilla Verwaaijen is a current student at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam. Here she is developing herself as an artist at the Fine Arts department. She previously was a student at the International Bachelor of Arts and Culture and Philosophy at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

In 2016 Priscilla crossed paths with Dansateliers for the first time when she joined the organization as an intern. Since September 2017 she is an official member of the team as assistent Business Manager.

You can reach Priscilla via info@dansateliers.nl

Susanne Middelberg

Susanne Middelberg is responsible for the programming of the professional trainings in the studio’s of Dansateliers. Middelberg studied dance at the ArtEZ School of Dance. After a number of years of being a professional dancer, she studied photography. She is currently working as a free lance photographer and works in commission or creates free work.

Susanne Middelberg
via info@dansateliers.nl

Edwin van Steenbergen is a freelance light designer and technician. He worked with companies like 2MoveDanceCompany, Panama Pictures, Conny Janssen danst, Internationaal Danstheater, Isabelle Bernaert, Guangdong Modern Dance Company and Living Dance Studio.

Part of his daily activiteit is the guidance and teaching of Codarts dance- and circus students and the support of Dansateliers and its choreographers.

Paul Sixta is an independent filmmaker and photographer based in Amsterdam. He gratuated in 2003 at the Audio-Visual department of the St. Joost in Breda. He presented his films and video-installaties on a global scale and won several prizes. On a regular basis he collaborates with other artists and choreographers. As part of the Dansateliers crews he is responsible for the video-registrations, trailers and teasers.

For more info visit www.paulsixta.com.