The faces of De Dutch Don't Dance Division
Francesco was born in Sicily, Italy. He started dancing at the age of 3 and he continued his studies in Sicily until he was 15 years old. He moved to France to study at the École Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower where he graduated in 2023 and joined the De Dutch Don’t Dance Division the same year.
“In dance, my inspirational phrase is “All possibilities are accepted”. That’s why I choose DeDddd because we do a very diverse repertoire and this is so enriching for a dancer. Also, It is a place where you can grow and pursue your dreams.”
Was born in Lisbon, but grew up in Porto. There she started dancing at the Primin Treku School. The last two years she studied with the 'Cannes Jeune Ballet', Pole Nationale Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower.
"I am very grateful to be part of DeDDDD. There is a safe and open environment here where we as dancers can create and develop together, both as dancers but also as people."
Greta Benedetta Zappettini
Greta was born in Italy. For her, dancing is a necessity, just like eating and sleeping. That is why she wanted to become a dancer. She graduated from the prestigious 'Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Danc'e last year.
'I chose DeDDDD because I was inspired by the versatility of this company and its dancers'.
Dulce was born in Portugal. She graduated from the “Annarella’s Conservatory of Ballet and Dance” and for the past two years she danced in their Junior Company.
"I feel very motivated at DeDDDD. For me it’s very interesting and inspiring to work and be with very different people where we can learn from each other and develop as artists".
Was born in Japan. She studied at Kishibe Ballet Studio for three year with an additional two years at ARCHITANZ Training Program. In 2022 she moved to the Netherlands to study at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.
"De DDDD is my first company as a professional dancer and I am very happy to dance in Den Haag , which I love!"
Lorenzo was born in Italy. He started his professional dance studies at Formazione Danza Terni.
He graduated from Palucca University of Dance Dresden in 2022 and joined the Saarländisches Staatstheater as an apprentice before coming to DeDDDD.
"I’m very grateful to be part of DeDDDD because they built a space that allows us to create and explore whoever we want be."
Was born in Stockholm, Sweden. There he started dancing at 'The Royal Swedish Ballet School'. After 6 years he moved to Dresden to study at 'the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz'. Last year he was an intern at 'the Bern Ballett'.
“I really wanted to join DeDDDD because I have always been interested in learning different styles. Here I get the chance to explore styles that I had little knowledge of.”
Was born in Lecce, Southern Italy. He went to 'Il Balletto del Sud' until he was twelve. He then moved to Cannes to study at the Pole Nationale Supérieure de Danse, Rosella Hightower. For the past two years he danced with "Cannes Jeune Ballet".
"I feel very inspired at DeDDDD. It is very interesting to see how many different ways there are to approach art. It is a very diverse group and I can further develop both my artistic qualities and my technique".
was born in France. He started with contemporary dance before turning to ballet. At the age of 16 he was admitted to the CNSM in Lyon. After graduating he joined DeDDDD.
"It is an inmense pride to join DeDDDD. The artistic palette is very broad wich gives us a lot of freedom."
Farah van Bulck
As a Belgian, Farah is not that far from home. She started dancing at the age of four at Dansstudio Arabesque, among others, and graduated from the Royal Ballet School in Antwerp in 2022. After studying at the KBA, she was able to work first as an intern and then as a guest dancer at the Rijeka Ballet in Croatia, where she could continue her versatile training.
“Joining the great international company of DDDD was a dream come true for me. I was already familiar with the company's work and am really looking forward to learning a lot and gaining more stage experience with the fun choreographies.”