Studied at the Amsterdam School of the Arts, department Theatre Directing. Graduated in 1985.

Directed classic and modern repertoire (theatreplays, adaptations of novels, poems) 1986 - 1995


Mercedes - Thomas Brasch, F’Act, Rotterdam, 1986

Pianospelen - Friederike Roth, Baal, Amsterdam, 1987

Gedicht an die Dauer - Peter Handke, Theater Frascati, Amsterdam, 1988

Krankheit der Jugend - Ferdinand Bruckner, F’Act, Rotterdam, 1989

Thuiszorg - Henk John, Theater Frascati, Amsterdam, 1989

Siliconen - Gerardjan Rijnders, De Voorziening, Groningen, 1990

De Caracal - Judith Herzberg, Theater Frascati, Amsterdam, 1991

Rosmersholm - Henrik Ibsen, NNT, Groningen, 1992

Undine - Ingeborg Bachmann, RO-Theater, Rotterdam, 1993

Der Zerrissene - Johan Nestroy, Grand Theatre, Groningen, 1994

Augen - Ingeborg Bachmann, Frankfurt, Germany, 1995


Multi-media performances, storytelling, interactive performances, rituals,

experiential spaces, research, installations, from 1996 - present  


Aan Tafel - exploringfemale identity, InDependance, Arnhem, 1996

De Indianen van het Hoge Land - about the Native Americans in the 

highlands of Bolivia, Tropenmuseum Junior, Amsterdam, 1997 - 1998

De Reis - nature experience as a theatrical event, InDependance, Arnhem, 1999

Klytaimnestra - combination of Greek tragedy and mythology, in nature in the Andes of Venezuela, co- production with Contradanza, Caracas, Venezuela, 2000

In het Groen - exploring Dutch colonial history, with senior citizens living in Amsterdam Zuid-Oost , Theater Frascati, Amsterdam- Bijlmer, 2000

Cassandra -  researching the Greek mythological figure who has the power of prophecy, but is not believed by those around her. Grand Theater, Groningen, 2000

Holland Xperience -  exploring the cultural identity of and with young Surinamese descendants living in Amsterdam, MDA- Kazerne, Amsterdam, 2001

Tower of Babel - in collaboration with Robert Steijn, ritual of reconciliation, for multi-cultural cities, in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Maastricht, Wenen, Horne, Frankfurt, NYC, Munchen, 2002 – 2008

Een soort Hades- adaptation of text Lars Noren, graduation performance, Faculty of Theatre in Acting HKU, Utrecht, 2002

MariMareen - in collaboration with Harm van Geel, about twins, Huis aan de Werf, Utrecht, 2002

De Leddys - with John and Rixt Leddy, about relationship father / daughter, Huis aan de Werf, Utrecht, 2003

Adventure - one-to-one person performance about intimacy, dreams and desires, Twee-Takt Festival, Utrecht, 2004

Paren Passanten -  adaptation of text Botho Strauss, graduation performance, Faculty of Theatre in Acting HKU, Utrecht, 2005

Oracles – a series in seven parts, exploring who or what are the oracles of our time, with guests from a.o. philosophy, psychology, family constellation, shamanism, music,
het Veem Theater, Amsterdam, 2006 – 2008

TREMBLING sensing space – a transforming space of light and sound, a journey through the seven colors of the spectrum,
with DJ/composer Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell and lighting designer Katinka Marac, in car tunnel under construction underneath Amsterdam CS, het Veem Theater / Over het IJ Festival, Amsterdam, 2009

Grant for oeuvre of the Performing Arts Fund NL: observership at Peter SellarsA

Flowering Tree, an opera of John Adams, in NYC; residency in New York, researching Performance Art; in Japan researching Shinto
( a Japanese nature philosophy) and Japanese aesthetics in art, like Noh-drama, tea rituals, Zen gardens, 2010 - 2012.

TREMBLING - a labyrinth of handpainted colors and sound, with DJ/composer Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell, gallery NOoSPHERE in NYC, UNICE in Tokyo, 2011

Space of Senses - in collaboration with pianist Jeroen van Veen, an experiential space in which sound and mist summones an sensorial experience,
a sublime landscape, Metaal Kathedraal, Utrecht, 2012

MA - researching MA, a Japanese concept of time and space, Artist-in-Residence at HKU Professorship Performative Processes, 2012 - 2013

Oorlog en vrede anno 2013 - meaning of war and peace in 2013, coaching installations of students in interdisciplinary project, project office Xchange
Theater HKU in collaboration with Festival De Basis, at former military airport Airbase Soesterberg, 2013

Zielsverwanten - artists at the beginning and at the end of their career, coaching interdisciplinary project,
project office Xchange Theatre HKU in collaboration witt Rosa Spierhuis, living- and workcenter for older artists, Laren, 2014 en 2016

Gekoesterd wonen – coaching students at developing interactive installatons for community of older people with dementia,
project office Xchange Theatre HKU in collaboration with Vecht & Ijssel / Lieven de Key, 2015

Development budget of Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), researching the pure experience of colour in working with LED-light and spatial sound,
and the synergy between light and sound, 2015 - 2016

Sensing Colour, Sensing Spaces – light installation in group exhibition ‘Many Many Moons’ of Lighting Design Institute iLo in Heyne Kunst Fabrik,
Luminale Frankfurt, 2016 

Fields of Frequencies – a spatial light- and sound installation generating a profound experience of pure colour, with DJ/composer Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell,
in Amsterdam Dance Event / ADE Sound Lab October 2016 in DROOG, supported by AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) and Creative Industries Fund NL, 2016 



Guest-teacher at Maastricht Theatre Academy, 1988-1998

Invited to the Director’s Congress of the International Association of Theatre Critics, in co-operation with the Avignon Festival, France, 1989

Advisor of the Performing Arts Fund NL, 1995 – 1997

Traveling Scholarship for the International Meeting of Movement Art in Indonesia, Performing Arts Fund NL, 1997

Traveling scholarship for the Sixth Encuentro International Creators Meeting in Venezuela, Performing Arts Fund NL, 1998

Artistic advisor at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, Faculty of Theatre in Acting, 2004 - 2008

Teacher at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, Faculty of Theatre, 2003 - present

Conservatorium, Faculty Musician 3.0, 2014 - present