I only saw my first musical when I was fourteen years old. Sitting there, looking at the red velvet curtains, hearing the first notes of the music. When the curtains opened and the actors started I was immediately sold. Wow! This is magic, this is what I want to do. In the following year I took dancing lessons after which I was admitted into a dance academy. Dancing was my passion, but I also wanted to sing and act. After two years I switched studies and went to the AHK Theaterschool Jazz/Musical.
After I graduated in 2011, I did a few shows as a preforming artist. During that time I also got in contact with choreographing. A whole new world opened up to me. Creating, letting your fantasy run wild when hearing the music. It felt like I was at a crossroad, left for being an actress/dancer and right for being a choreographer. What path should I take? I choose to become a full-time choreographer, that was where my heart truly was and I was eager to see where this path would take me.
That’s what I’ve been doing for the past years and I can safely say it was the best decision of my life. Being a choreographer makes me happy. Working together with a creative team, creating something new. What do I feel when I hear the music, how do I translate that into movement? That’s the challenge. But when it all comes together, seeing the dancers on stage perform what I created, seeing the audience enjoy. That moment! Goosebumps. The best job in the world!