Born in Amsterdam
Lives in New York
MFA: DasArts postgraduate school for theatre, dance and
visual arts, graduated in 2000
BFA: School for New Dance Development, theatre school, graduated in 1988
English, Dutch, German, Dutch sign language
New dance, Hapkido (sunbae second degree high red belt).
Columbia University Summer Arts Lab 2011
School for Dutch Sign Language, two courses 2007
School for ambulent trade, dropped out
One and a half year of high school, dropped out
2002 Prins Bernhard Foundation (The former Prince of the Netherlands) for 'Hemel op Aarde'
2002 VSB Foundation (Dutch Bank with a cultural funding department) for 'Hemel op Aarde'
2003 VSB Foundation for 'Café Noir'
2005 VSB Foundation for 'Appartement'
2006 NFPK (Netherlands Fund for the Perfoming Arts) for 'Jane Doe'
2006 LIRA (Netherlands Writers Fund)or 'Jane Doe
2006 VSB Foundation for 'Jane Doe'
2009 FPK (Netherlands Fund for the Performing Arts) for 'All the Lonely People and me'
2009 FPK for 'A Woman of no Distinction'
2010 Funding from The
2011 AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) for 'The Guests of February'
2011 Prins Bernhard Foundation for 'The Guests of February'
Most recent acting, performing and other:
2012 I am not a man, not now, directed by Chelsea Knight and Elise Rasmussen.
Video and live performance installation at CCS Bard, anti establishment
series, and at the Brooklyn Museum. Performer
The Coming, directed by Charlotte Brathwaite at the Living Theatre NYC. with
2011 Opened Strange Loop Gallery in new york city, together with Alesia Exum
2011 Guests of February new play written and directed by Claire Fleury,
for the Amsterdam Fringe Festival ‘Best Of Fringe’s series.
Funded by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.
Script, directing, acting
2010 A Woman of no Distinction- new play written and performed
by Claire Fleury.
Received a grant from the Dutch National Fund for Performing Arts.
Opened in March in Amsterdam, performed at the NYC Fringe Festival and the
Amsterdam Fringe Festival (second prize winner!) in
August and September (English version)
Script and acting
2009 All the Lonely People and me- Re-run granted by
Dutch National Fund for Performing Arts.
Both English and Dutch versions at The Royal Theater in The Hague and
Bellevue Theater Amsterdam Script and acting
All the Lonely People and me- at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Like Idiots (Als Gekken)- Dutch adaptation of the Dogma movie by Lars von Trier.
Directed by Laura van Dolron.
Touring the Netherlands and Belgium in April, May and June. Actress
2008 All the Lonely People and me- solo performance written and performed
at Bellevue Theatre Amsterdam, touring in 2009/2010. Script and acting
Innocence (Onschuld)- directed by Laura van Dolron for
Tweetakt Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands. Actress
video project Union Square NYC and Dam Square Amsterdam.
2007 Hotel Alaska- (for the deaf and the hearing) production for Hand theater
touring Holland 2007/2008. Director, video
2006 About Tomorrow (Over Morgen)- directed by Laura van Dolron.
Selected for the Series New Theatermakers February 2007.
Winner of the BNG prize for most outstanding production of
the Series New Theatre Makers season 2006/2007. Actress
I did not play by the rules- Veem Theatre production.
Directed by Sarah Ringoet. Actress
Jane Doe- production for the Melkweg Theater.
Funded by the National Endowment of the Arts, VSB Fund and
Lira fund for writing. Director, performer
Drive- production of Odd Enjinears selected for Festival aan de Werf,
Over het IJ festival,
Oerol, Vlissingen en Hasselt (Belgium). Director, performer
2005 Apartment- production for
the MelkwegTheater. Funded by VSB fund. Director
Raw- Veem theatre production directed by Charlotte Brathwaite.
Selected for the Mime festival. Performer
Soldier of Misfortune- (dance) solo, production for
the Melkweg Theatre. Director, performer
2004 Existential Make Over- directed by Laura van Dolron
Selected for the Series New Theatre makers 2004/2005
published in 2005. Actress/author
E21- Veem theatre production directed by Kees Roorda.
Frascati, selected for the annual Festival aan de Werf.
The Dialog- a composition for voice and quadraphonic sound installation
by Edwin van der Heide. Music festival in de Balie and Frascati,
selected for Yo! Opera festival, festival for chamber music etc. Actress
2003 Café Noir- production for the Melkweg Theatre. Funded by VSB Fund, Sismo Fund.
Several Species of Small Furry Animals- choreography Nicole Beutler for
Dance ateliers Rotterdam. Video version by Helle Lysjoh
prize winner at Rocket Clip Festival in Paradiso, Amsterdam. Dancer
God is sleeping in my bed tonight because the stranger that i am is lonely-
directed by Ragna Aurich for the Gasthuis,
selected for Cement festival. Performer
2002 Heaven on Earth- production for the Veem Theatre.
Funded by VSB Funds, Prins Bernhard Fund.
Advised by Belgian choreographer Marc Vanrunxt.
Borrowed Items- choreography Siegmar Zacharias and Gonnie Heggen for
The Melkweg Theatre. DasArts project. Dancer
Inside- directed by Marjan Barlage.
Gasthuis production. Actress
2000 Murphy’s Law- production for the Veem Theatre.
Graduation project DasArts. Advised by Marc Vanrunxt. Director, performer
2001 Happy Hours- directed by Ines Sauer. Westergasfabriek. Performer
250 Kuub in Frascati- in co-operation with Kees Roorda
and Cathy Henegan (the Glasshouse). DJ
The Passenger- solo dance performance in het Gasthuis.
Advised by Marc Vanrunxt. Director, performer
Wonderful Life- (dance) production for the Veem Theatre. Director
1999 Bad Scenes- (dance) site specific project in the Boiler room of DasArts.
Advised by Janine Brogt (TGA toneelgroep Amsterdam).
Kalf- Directed by Paulien Geerlings, Marcus Azzini. (Teatro).
Gasthuis production. Actress