the mask one presents to the world
Persona is an artists duo, consisting of Pieter Desmet and Steffi Mennen, that was founded in January 2019. Steffi and Pieter met each other at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp where they both studied contemporary dance. After they graduated they decided to work together for their first creation: Make Me Think Us.
Steffi Mennen (1996, the Netherlands) graduated in June 2017. Next to her work for Persona she is working internationally as a freelance dancer. She is working or has worked with a.o. Renan Martins de Oliveira, Marcelo Moncada, Company Oliveira & Bachtler, Cosmin Manolescu and Tuur Marinus. She also teaches ballet at Retina Dance Company in Antwerp and she gives workshops for LAPvzw.
Pieter Desmet (1996, Belgium) graduated in June 2018. Pieter is a freelance dancer and has worked for a.o. Ricardo Ambrózio, Lotte Boonstra, De Veerman and BRONKS. At the moment he is working for Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez. Next to this he also teaches contemporary dance in professional dance schools in Euorpe and is a guest teacher at the inclusive Labo at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.