Marijke was born in the Netherlands and is the Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Next Stage Project (TNSP) in NYC. For the past two decades, she has been teaching modern contemporary dance, as well as improvisation and composition, at Steps on Broadway, Peridance Center, Ballet Arts, Dance Space, Dance New Amsterdam, Dancewave, Broadway Dance Center, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School, FSU in NYC Master Program, and the Joffrey Ballet School, among others. Marijke holds a BFA in physical education with a specialization in dance. She continued her modern dance studies at the Rotterdam Dance Academy (Codarts) in The Netherlands and Dance Space Inc in NYC. Her continuing education, which currently includes the study of Tai Chi, help her to find ways to awaken, enhance, and guide the physical and mental possibilities of each individual student.
Marijke also serves as a studio manager and helps to facilitate the smooth operation of classes both in the studio and now online. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org to teachers