Academic activities, research and teaching
2021 - present: Vice-member for steering committee MERIAN.
2020 - present: Teacher and research supervisor at Iarts Maastricht; "Articulating Body Awareness" at interdisciplinary arts bachelor program
2020 - present: jury member and representative for SCRIPTIEKUNST.
2018 - present: Teacher and research supervisor at Master in Theater Maastricht: mentor of artistic research
2018 - present: Researcher at research centre What Art Knows
2018 - 2022: Combined PhD position at Lectoraat AOK (Research Centre for Arts, Autonomy and the Public Sphere) with Ruth Benschop and UvA (University of Amsterdam) with Annemarie Mol.
2017 - present: workshops and trainings in movement and body awareness at schools and universities (University of Amsterdam, Theater Academy Maastricht, Maastricht Institute of Arts) and other academic venues (conferences, seminars etc).
2017 - present: Organisation of the monthly “Walking Seminars” of the UvA anthropology department.
2011 - present: Work experience in a range of movement techniques: Yoga, Pilates, Somatic Movement, massage, Shiatsu and body-mind coaching.
2013: Development of “Social Movement”; education and coaching conjoining social science and movement practices. Based on qualitative inquiries into specific groups and/or contexts ‘movement interventions’ are designed that create (body) awareness in order to professionalise their respective practices (arts, business, education, care and more; for a portfolio see website).
2005 - 2010: Projects in art education, among which in Guatemala and South Africa and Suriname (Kweekschool Paramaribo) for Zuyd Hogeschool
June 13th 2022: Public defense Doctoral Dissertation "Feeling Techniques - making methods to articulate bodily practices"
2012 - 2013: Master Social and Cultural Anthropology, VU Amsterdam, Cum Laude
Thesis Title: “How to Dance Ethnography? Juxtaposing the embodied act of dancing butoh and the embodied act of writing about it”
2011 - 2012: Premaster Social and Cultural Anthropology, VU Amsterdam
Thesis Title: “I Dance Therefore I Know: A Research on Butoh Dance as a Case Study for Bodily Anthropology”
2008 - 2010: Bachelor Arts and Culture, University of Maastricht
2004 - 2008: Bachelor Fine Arts/Design Education, Academie Beeldende Kunsten Maastricht
2012 - present: Mime/physical theatre with individual teachers
2012 - present: Butoh training with individual teachers in Europe/Japan
2010 - present: Training with individual dance and acting teachers in Viewpoints, Action Theatre, Body Weather, Contact Improvisation,
Meisner Technique, Laban and Bartenieff, Feldenkrais, Ideokinesis.
2017: Massage Certificate (Relaxation Massage, Indian Head Massage, Tui Na, Lomi Lomi – Zonnevlecht opleidingen, Wellness Academy)
2016: STOTT Pilates Certificate, Kdans, Den Haag
2015 - 2016: Somatic Coaching. Post-HBO Diploma, ATMA Institute
2015: Laban Movement Analyses Basic Course, CLMA
2014: Somatic Movement, Somatic Movement Institute
2014: Shiatsu Certificate, Zen Shiatsu Amsterdam
2010: Yoga Teacher Certificate, Ananda Yoga Center, Kathmandu, Nepal
Expertise & Skills
German: Mother Tongue