I’m Daphne. I was 4 years old when I started my first ballet lessons. This was the beginning for my love for dance. Later I also took modern, jazz and tap classes.
From an early age it was clear to me that I wanted to continue with dance. In 1994 I started the preparatory training at the dance academy in Tilburg. In 1995 I started the classical jazz teacher training course at the same academy. In 2000 I obtained my diploma. During my time at the academy I worked with different choreographers ( Mr. Fisher, Dagmar Hoorn, Aldrico, Adriaan Lutyn). After graduating I worked on a production of the NDT (Jyri Kylian).
Since 2000 I have enjoyed teaching classical music at the Leiden Ballet & Theater School. I am also coordinator for the preliminary training.
It is my goal to pass on my love for ballet to people in a responsible way.