The faces of De Dutch Don't Dance Division
Carmen Molina Olmos
Was born in Spain. She studied at the “Professional Conservatory of Dance of Murcia”.She continued her education in “Victor Ullate School” in Madrid followed by “the Professional Graduate Programme of Northern Ballet” in Leeds where she was part of the corps of ballet in a Swan Lake production.
“I decided to accept the contract here is because the directors treated me not only as a dancer but also as a person. For me it's the most important thing when you need to go abroad, because they will be your family and I could not choose a better one”.
Was born in Gold Coast (QLD) Australia. She studied with “Queensland Ballet Academy”, then moved to Cannes, France at 16 years old to study at “the Pole Nationale Supérieure de Danse” (PNSD), Rosella Hightower. The last 2 years she was dancing with “Cannes Jeune Ballet”.
“I love the style, people and vibe of DeDDDD. I am so happy to be here this season and I’m so grateful to call this place my home and family”.
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'.
Martijn van Mierlo
Martijn is the only Dutch dancer at the moment. He started dancing with Marisa Pascariello at the Academy Maasmechelen.
For the past two years he did an internship at the Scapino Ballet in Rotterdam as part of his education at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, where he graduated last summer.
'I have worked with the DDDD a few times in the past in the Christmas productions and other projects. When Thom offered me a contract, I immediately thought of how pleasant the atmosphere always was and how everyone was treated like a human being'.
Was born in Belgium. He studied at the “Royal Balletschool Antwerp”. Before he came to DeDDDD he was an apprentice with “Opera Ballet Vlaanderen”
“I like the atmosphere and group vibe in this company, and I think it’s very interesting that we as dancers get a lot of different ways to develop ourselves and get experience”.
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 and as people".
Was born in Italy. She studied at “Il Balletto di Castelfranco Veneto” for 7 years. The past year she moved to England to attend “the Northern Ballet Professional Graduate Programme”.
“What I really like about DeDDDD is its working enviroment and the fact that they give the opportunity to each one to express themselves freely. I also appreciate that we get the chance to perform in such different locations as theatres, parks, schools, churches and so on”.
Was born in Belgium. He studied at the Brussels International Ballet School for a period of three years before coming to De Dutch Don”t Dance Division.
“ It's the first time for me in a company as professional dancer!”
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".