The department is run by the artistic director, Bojana Bauer. You can contact Bojana any time should you have an idea, suggestion, or concern to discuss and would like to meet. She is supported by the core team of teachers, Vivianne Rodrigues de Brito, John Taylor, Melvin Fraenk and Heidi Vierthaler, and the educational assistant, Anouk Wognum.
The artistic director and the core team discuss all the important aspects of the educational policy, programme development and its function during their weekly meetings. The educational assistant supports administrative and organisational aspect of the education. Through periodic meetings, the curriculum development group that worked on building the programme, will continue to monitor its development.
Bojana Bauer and Percy Kruythoff, a member of the ECD curriculum development team, and co-director of the preparatory 5 o’clock class, in collaboration with Gerleen Balstra, artistic director of UC/JMD, are currently devising the ECD scouting programme. The programme’s primary aim is to support and coach young Dutch talent of diverse cultural and social background on their path to an HBO education or/and becoming high level professional performers in the broad field of contemporary dance.
The ECD teaching team is a combination of permanent and guests teachers, who are all highly experienced practicing professionals. They give both regular classes and guide workshops throughout the programme. Guest choreographers and artists are often invited to create new works, reconstruct repertoire with and for the students, or give topical workshops related to their artistic practice. Throughout their studies, students are accompanied by personal coaches with whom they make weekly individual appointments within the available time slots. For their own projects, students receive artistic advice from mentors.
Coaches ECD cohort 2019-2023:
Vivianne Rodrigues de Brito