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Aisa Burgwal

Hiphop / streetdance

Anna Livia Kruidenier

Ballet / Modern

Alissa Kouzemenkov

Modern Jazz

Chloe Steeman

Kleuters/ Ballet/ Modern Jazz

Chaylah Carruth

Hiphop/ Streetdance

Claudia Lantini

Ballet international

Darcy Boonk

Hiphop/ Streetdance

Florin Korthals Altes

Peuter / Kleuter/ Ballet/ Modern Jazz

Joey Mulder

Hiphop / Streetdance

Jenily Wagenmakers

HipHop/ Streetdance

Jorien van den Dries

Peuters/ Kleuters/ Streetdance

Lauren Bethlehem

Peuters / Kleuters / Ballet / Hiphop / Streetdance

Sanne Bakker

Peuter / Kleuter / Ballet/ Musical

Tamar Porcelijn

Peuter/ Kleuter/ Ballet

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Ballet/Modern

anna livia kruidenier

Bio

During my Havo I completed the preliminary training of the National Ballet Academy at the Theater School in Amsterdam. After that I studied contemporary dance at the HBO Moderne TheaterDans in Amsterdam. After graduating, I have been a professional performing dancer for over ten years, always with an urge to invent choreographies myself. In addition to making and performing, I have always enjoyed teaching. Now that I’ve fully taken the step to ‘dance teacher’, I teach classical ballet, including pointe, and modern dance to all levels and ages from 3 years old to.. infinity!

Description of class

My classes have a balanced mix of learning the required technique that is healthy for the individual body, and dance fun and self-expression in free dancing.

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Chaylah Carruth

Chaylah Carruth started dancing at the age of 4. In her primary school days she went to different dance classes three times a week. In her high school years she followed the Youth Dance Training Friesland and immediately afterwards a year of preparatory training at Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts. She stayed with the latter because there she moved on to higher vocational education and she followed both executive and teacher training. During this training she gave many lessons and after that time she started working at Faya Dance Centre. Chaylah is currently teaching various dance classes in Amsterdam.

 

Chaylah’s classes are all about fun, confidence and creativity. She believes it is important that everyone continues to develop individually and likes to play a role in this.

Ballet

Claudia Lantini

Bio

Claudia is a ballet teacher and she had her training at CODARTS Rotterdam Dance Academy ,and Mimma Testa dance academy in Rome where she was born.

She had professional experience as professional dancer in Dutch comapnies such as International Dance Theater of Amsterdam, Stichting Ens, and she danced in the productions of Bijlmer Parktheater. She is still in collaboration with many internationals choreographers such as Laura Bernasconi.

 

Description of class

She is very active as a ballet and modern dance teacher in Amsterdam. She joined Amsterdam Dance Center in 2018, where she teaches ballet for kids  in Marnixstraat. For the youngest she use to teach basic ballet steps through fun combinations and music games, while for the oldest she starts to teach the principle of  ballet thecnique with the use of the barre and combinations of arms, jumps and turns in the center.

She is very energetic during the classes and she loves to share her passion with her young students. 

She speaks Italian, English,Dutch.

Streetdance / hiphop

Jorien van den Dries

Bio

Jorien started dancing at the age of 4 at danscentrum Artistique in Emmeloord. Later she also started teaching here. After high school, she started studying musical theatre in Zwolle and finished in 2020. Then she went to Amsterdam to study at HBO Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts and she will graduate in July 2024. Her passion is musical theatre and dance and she is excited to share this on a stage. But also to share this in her classes and teach the kids with excitement and passion! 

 

Description of class

In my class, it is important that everyone feels seen and feels the space to learn and make mistakes. I will teach the kids some basics of street dance/hip-hop and take that to a fun choreography. We also work on creativity and exploring their style. 

Sanne Bakker

Zolang ik mij al kan herinneren ben ik te vinden in de danszaal. Al op jonge leeftijd heb ik mij ontwikkeld in verschillende disciplines waaronder dans, zang en spel. Op mijn 16e ben ik begonnen aan de vooropleiding van de Frank Sanders Akademie waar ik later mijn diploma heb behaald als uitvoerend musical en muziektheater performer. Ik ben mij hierna gaan focussen op het dans docentschap binnen de basisschool, middelbare school en recreatie. Ook heb ik een aantal mooie projecten gedaan zoals het werk als actrice in verschillende kinder theaters. Om mij verder te ontwikkelen als docent ben ik momenteel bezig aan de opleiding HBO Lucia Marthas Institute for performing arts Docent Dans in Amsterdam waar ik in 2025 mijn diploma zal behalen. 

Tijdens mij lessen neem ik jullie mee in mijn wereld van dans en theater, waar creativiteit en plezier bovenaan.

Peuter/ Kleuter/ Ballet

Tamar Porcelijn

Bio

Tamar Porcelijn maakt producties voor theater en film, waarin beweging, muziek en vertelkunst samenkomen. Na haar opleiding aan de Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, verdiepte ze zich jaren in flamenco in Sevilla. In 2023 behaalde zij haar master in choreografie bij Codarts Rotterdam & Fontys Tilburg. De verbinding tussen muziek en beweging is haar belangrijkste inspiratie en uitgangspunt.

Tamar is gediplomeerd dansdocent meer dan 15 jaar ervaring, gespecialiseerd in moderne dans en flamenco voor alle leeftijden.

Description of class

In haar kinderlessen staan plezier en vertrouwen voorop. Kinderen maken spelenderwijs kennis met allerlei soorten muziek en beweging. Ze worden aangemoedigd om hun fantasie en expressie de vrije loop te laten en zo hun lichaam beter te leren kennen en gebruiken. 

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