I have been dancing for as long as I can remember and I believe that everyone can dance! Dance is like breathing, it connects you to yourself and puts you in touch with your surroundings. Our bodies offer immediate feedback and wisdom when we begin to listen. Dance invites FLOW and connection into our lives.
I will guide you through important transition processes. I will help you when you deal with difficult experiences such as trauma-related complaints, mourning, a broken relationship, a change in work or health. I help you regain perspective and confidence. I provide overview when needed. I will help you land in your body and use it as a compass. I will support you in (re)discovering your creative potential.
You can increase your health and quality of life and take the steps you long for. That is what I wish for you!
I believe in your growth
I have 30 years of experience and expertise in working with dance, therapy and coaching. My intention is to work with the whole person: the body, the intelligence and the intuition. I like to help you find your individual path within your personal process.
When necessary, at a time when you cannot go forward on your own, I can give you the confidence, experience and support you need. You don’t have to stand alone in a difficult phase. You can use this phase to take new steps authentically and with confidence. I believe in your growth.
I am trained as a Dancer/Choreographer, Certified Laban Bartenieff Movement Analyst, Master Dance Therapy and Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Therapist. I work in the Netherlands but also internationally in various settings in Spain, Estonia, Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and the United States/New York. I offer individual dance therapy, movement coaching and somatic training in my studio in Amsterdam. I am affiliated with the Academy for theatre and dance, the Arts academy (CODARTS) in Rotterdam and have co-founded an educational institute with Marieke Delannoy in Rotterdam (EMOVE Institute/ Laban Bartenieff Movement System).
‘If you travel, you will arrive at your destination.’
Through dance and movement, we can become aware of our patterns and develop ourselves in the direction we want. Working with our bodies lets us experience who we really are and connect with ourselves and others. What was unspoken and held in the body becomes visible in movement. You can face it with love and wisdom. When old tensions find their expression, you gain access to the natural joy of life that lies beneath. It is a reset for body and mind and can be a profoundly healing experience. I guide you in this process.
Every journey begins with a first step. The willingness to open to the unknown is the beginning of your adventure towards more vitality, self-confidence, creativity and connection in your life. As the philosopher, mystic Ibn Arabi said: ‘If you go engage in travel, you will arrive’.