Team

Dansateliers exists of a small team. Per project we work with different freelancers, technicians, dramaturges and production leaders. 

And of course we have a board, consisting of: Marco Florijn – chairman, Ali Zahidi – treasurer, Johanne Leemans – secretary, Gérard Steenbergen – member.
And a Junior Board: Gijs Hanegraaf, Kaja Piecyk

Meet the team of Dansateliers:

Kristin de Groot

Kristin de Groot was appointed director in 2011. Before entering her leading role in the organization she worked as a freelance dancer and was a tutor, educational developer, coordinator and eventually Head of the Dance Department at the ArtEZ Dance Academy in Arnhem. Within Dansateliers she shapes future policy and operates as a true connector, continuously scouting for (artistic) collaborations and opportunities for the organization as well as the choreographers we work with.

Image: Paul Sixta

 

contact:  kristin@dansateliers.nl 

Annejon Okhuijsen

Annejon Okhuijsen works as a creative producer for Marta & Kim. She is mainly concerned with the business and production aspect of an artistic creation process. She creates budgets, maintains contact with theaters and makes tour schedules. Annejon also ensures that long term developments are monitored.

Image: Paul Sixta

GET TO KNOW ME TROUGH A THIS OR THAT

In front of the scenes / Behind the scenes

Dancing / Listening

City girl / Tree hugger

Homemade pasta / Ubereats

Early Riser / Night owl

Choreography / Freestyle

Phone call / Text

Relaxing / Exploring

Coffee / Tea

A clean tidy desk / A messy desk with piles of notes

Happiness / Succes

Plans / Surprises

Work from home / At the office


contact:  annejon@dansateliers.nl 

Sanne Jacobs

After more than ten years of experience as a (freelance) producer, office manager, location manager and business/financial supporter within the Rotterdam cultural sector, Sanne Jacobs has been the production manager of Dansateliers since May 2022. As the production manager she is the ‘spider in the web’ of all the different projects of Dansateliers. She does this in collaboration with the makers, externals and the rest of the team.


GET TO KNOW ME TROUGH A THIS OR THAT

In front of the scenes / Behind the scenes

Dancing / Listening

City girl / Tree hugger (I’m a ‘city tree hugger’)

Homemade pasta / Ubereats

Early Riser / Night owl

Choreography / Freestyle

Phone call / Text

Relaxing / Exploring

Coffee / Tea

A clean tidy desk / A messy desk with piles of notes

Happiness / Succes

Plans / Surprises

Work from home / At the office


contact:  sanne@dansateliers.nl 

Sharvani Lachman

Sharvani is ‘a creative centipede’ with a great love for the arts and culture sector. After completing the study Leisure & Events Management at the WDKA, she started working at Dansateliers in May 2022. She is jointly responsible for the PR and Communication. Together with Hanneke she gives shape to the communication of Dansateliers and the makers. This means finding the right tone and language in combination with a catchy image.


GET TO KNOW ME TROUGH A THIS OR THAT

In front of the scenes / Behind the scenes

Dancing / Listening

City girl / Tree hugger

Homemade pasta / Ubereats

Early Riser / Night owl

Choreography / Freestyle

Phone call / Text

Relaxing / Exploring (on a relaxed adventure)

Coffee / Tea

A clean tidy desk / A messy desk with piles of notes

Happiness / Succes

Plans / Surprises

Work from home / At the office


contact:  sharvani@dansateliers.nl 

Hanneke Huisman

Hanneke has been working as a graphic designer for years. In 2021 she was deployed for three months in PR and Communication at Dansateliers. She liked this so much that she will continue to strengthen the team for a while. Hanneke is now doing the PR and Communication work in collaboration with Sharvani. Together they give shape to this in a creative way. As a creative person and real ‘go-getter’, Hanneke is now and then also working on the graphical aspect of Dansateliers.


GET TO KNOW ME TROUGH A THIS OR THAT

In front of the scenes / Behind the scenes

Dancing / Listening

City girl / Tree hugger

Homemade pasta / Ubereats

Early Riser / Night owl

Choreography / Freestyle

Phone call / Text

Relaxing / Exploring

Coffee / Tea

A clean tidy desk / a messy desk with piles of notes

Happiness / succes

Plans / Surprises

Work from home / At the office


contact:  pr@dansateliers.nl 

Jiaxin Chen (Jaz):

Jaz supports Dansateliers on an artistic level and is a dramaturg at home. This involves engaging with the makers to explore their thinking, to reflect them and work together towards a way to articulate, define and refine their artistic work. She is also developing herself as a dancer/dance maker.


GET TO KNOW ME TROUGH A THIS OR THAT

In front of the scenes / Behind the scenes

Dancing / Listening

City girl / Tree hugger

Homemade pasta / Ubereats

Early Riser / Night owl

Choreography / Freestyle

Phone call / Text (it depends on who is calling)

Relaxing / Exploring (on an adventure while relaxing)

Coffee / Tea

A clean tidy desk / A messy desk with piles of notes

Happiness / Succes

Plans / Surprises

Work from home / At the office


contact:  jaz@dansateliers.nl 

Kristin de Groot

Kristin de Groot was appointed director in 2011. Before entering her leading role in the organization she worked as a freelance dancer and was a tutor, educational developer, coordinator and eventually Head of the Dance Department at the ArtEZ Dance Academy in Arnhem. Within Dansateliers she shapes future policy and operates as a true connector, continuously scouting for (artistic) collaborations and opportunities for the organization as well as the choreographers we work with.

Image: Paul Sixta

 

contact:  kristin@dansateliers.nl 

Annejon Okhuijsen

Annejon Okhuijsen works as a creative producer for Marta & Kim. She is mainly concerned with the business and production aspect of an artistic creation process. She creates budgets, maintains contact with theaters and makes tour schedules. Annejon also ensures that long term developments are monitored.

Image: Paul Sixta

GET TO KNOW ME TROUGH A THIS OR THAT

In front of the scenes / Behind the scenes

Dancing / Listening

City girl / Tree hugger

Homemade pasta / Ubereats

Early Riser / Night owl

Choreography / Freestyle

Phone call / Text

Relaxing / Exploring

Coffee / Tea

A clean tidy desk / A messy desk with piles of notes

Happiness / Succes

Plans / Surprises

Work from home / At the office


contact:  annejon@dansateliers.nl 

Sanne Jacobs

After more than ten years of experience as a (freelance) producer, office manager, location manager and business/financial supporter within the Rotterdam cultural sector, Sanne Jacobs has been the production manager of Dansateliers since May 2022. As the production manager she is the ‘spider in the web’ of all the different projects of Dansateliers. She does this in collaboration with the makers, externals and the rest of the team.


GET TO KNOW ME TROUGH A THIS OR THAT

In front of the scenes / Behind the scenes

Dancing / Listening

City girl / Tree hugger (I’m a ‘city tree hugger’)

Homemade pasta / Ubereats

Early Riser / Night owl

Choreography / Freestyle

Phone call / Text

Relaxing / Exploring

Coffee / Tea

A clean tidy desk / A messy desk with piles of notes

Happiness / Succes

Plans / Surprises

Work from home / At the office


contact:  sanne@dansateliers.nl 

Sharvani Lachman

Sharvani is ‘a creative centipede’ with a great love for the arts and culture sector. After completing the study Leisure & Events Management at the WDKA, she started working at Dansateliers in May 2022. She is jointly responsible for the PR and Communication. Together with Hanneke she gives shape to the communication of Dansateliers and the makers. This means finding the right tone and language in combination with a catchy image.


GET TO KNOW ME TROUGH A THIS OR THAT

In front of the scenes / Behind the scenes

Dancing / Listening

City girl / Tree hugger

Homemade pasta / Ubereats

Early Riser / Night owl

Choreography / Freestyle

Phone call / Text

Relaxing / Exploring (on a relaxed adventure)

Coffee / Tea

A clean tidy desk / A messy desk with piles of notes

Happiness / Succes

Plans / Surprises

Work from home / At the office


contact:  sharvani@dansateliers.nl 

Hanneke Huisman

Hanneke has been working as a graphic designer for years. In 2021 she was deployed for three months in PR and Communication at Dansateliers. She liked this so much that she will continue to strengthen the team for a while. Hanneke is now doing the PR and Communication work in collaboration with Sharvani. Together they give shape to this in a creative way. As a creative person and real ‘go-getter’, Hanneke is now and then also working on the graphical aspect of Dansateliers.


GET TO KNOW ME TROUGH A THIS OR THAT

In front of the scenes / Behind the scenes

Dancing / Listening

City girl / Tree hugger

Homemade pasta / Ubereats

Early Riser / Night owl

Choreography / Freestyle

Phone call / Text

Relaxing / Exploring

Coffee / Tea

A clean tidy desk / a messy desk with piles of notes

Happiness / succes

Plans / Surprises

Work from home / At the office


contact:  pr@dansateliers.nl 

Jiaxin Chen (Jaz):

Jaz supports Dansateliers on an artistic level and is a dramaturg at home. This involves engaging with the makers to explore their thinking, to reflect them and work together towards a way to articulate, define and refine their artistic work. She is also developing herself as a dancer/dance maker.


GET TO KNOW ME TROUGH A THIS OR THAT

In front of the scenes / Behind the scenes

Dancing / Listening

City girl / Tree hugger

Homemade pasta / Ubereats

Early Riser / Night owl

Choreography / Freestyle

Phone call / Text (it depends on who is calling)

Relaxing / Exploring (on an adventure while relaxing)

Coffee / Tea

A clean tidy desk / A messy desk with piles of notes

Happiness / Succes

Plans / Surprises

Work from home / At the office


contact:  jaz@dansateliers.nl