°1996, the Netherlands
Steffi studied dance at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp / AP Hogeschool, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2017. She further developed her education there, graduating as a certified dance teacher in 2019.
At this moment Steffi is researching how to find relation between movement and therapy. When does movement become therapy? Is the therapeutic effect of movement a construction, a tendency or inevitable? Steffi asks these questions when movement is being executed as well as being viewed. Currently she is studying at the Masters in Dance Therapy in Codarts, Rotterdam.
Steffi has worked as a freelance dancer for several international choreographers and companies; a.o. Renan Martins de Oliveira, Marcelo Moncada, Company Oliveira & Bachtler, Cosmin Manolescu, Tuur Marinus and Ayham Qomoq. Simultaneously she has been teaching dance is several schools, currently working for Academie de Kunstbrug. Previous experiences in the educational field were for a.o. MUDA Kunstsecundair, Retina Dance Company, LAP vzw and Oiterpe.
Outside of her creations within the context of Persona she has been asked to create pieces for MUDA Kunstsecundair and WISPER.
Within Persona she is working towards the premiere of Katharsis, in which she questions how memories contain themselves within our bodies. Katharsis will premiere in April 2023 at NTGent Minnemeers.