Nienke (°1964) graduated at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie (Codarts) before continuing her dance studies in New York. She is a Iyengar yoga teacher and studies fascia therapy. As a dancer she worked for Wim Vandekeybus/Ultima Vez, Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods and Ted Stoffer a.o. She has taught contemporary dance classes and workshops for companies, studio’s and festivals in Europe and South America. She has been a guest teacher for P.A.R.T.S, SEAD, Codarts, Palucca Hochschule and Academie voor Theater en Dans Amsterdam. From 2002 until 2014 she collaborated with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and his company Eastman as rehearsal director and choreographic assistant. After that, she was interim artistic director for Theater Stap in Turnhout.
She works with dance, theatre, music, circus and social-artistic productions as a movement coach. Currently she is co-artistic coordinator of the BA Dance programme.
Function: Artistic coordination BA programme, Mentoring choreography, Development inclusive dance practice, Yoga