From a young age, Tessa has completed various recognized dance courses, including the Dance Department at the Royal Conservatoire and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. In 2014 she graduated from Codarts Rotterdam. As a professional dancer she worked at Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and dance company De Stilte. Here she danced choreographies by Ed Wubbe, Fang-Yu Shen, Jack Timmermans, Bruno Caverna, Jack Gallagher and Lidia Wos. As a freelance dancer she works within dance collective DansBlok where she searches for honesty in movement and playful details in making her own work.
She teaches at Dansschool Door Laverman and provides professional dance training at DansBlok Dance Training. In addition, Tessa has been a certified Gyrokinesis® instructor since 2019 and teaches at various locations.
Ballet: This class is rooted in the use of breath and flow. It follows the classic build with a barre to set up body clarity and grow to a greater range of motion. Building on this, we focus on moving through and filling the space with exercises in the middle. The key elements of breathing and purity in the body are supported by principles from the Gyrokinesis® method.
Contemporary: This class is about creating as much space as possible inside and outside the body. We fall, roll, twist and slide. With a clear internal and external focus, we unify spatial awareness and smooth, circular movement.