Rianne Keyzer – Slenema

Head of Contemporary
Teacher, Choreographer and Coach Junior Company

Rianne was trained as a professional dancer at the ArtEZ institute of the arts in Arnhem. After her graduation she received several scolarships to pursue her wish to specialize in Cunningham technique at the Merce Cunningham Studio in New York. Here she had the opportunity to meet and work with Merce Cunningham himself in the last period of his life. After returning to the NL she created a solo inspired by her time there and here the seeds of her career as a choreographer were planted. Besides working as a freelance dancer for De Dansers and Korzo a.o. she created pieces for Amsterdam Fringe Festival (2011 & 2012) and performed her work at Royal Theatre Carre. Since 2013 she has been working on an elaborate project called Well Tempered, in which she pursuits to translate all Preludes and Fugues from J.S. Bach’s Well Tempered clavier to dance. In 2013 and 2014 two editions premiered at Korzo Theatre The Hague. In 2015 there was a special edition performed over 20 times at CaDance festival in The Hague. She received great press reviews and got nominated for the Public Choice award in 2013 and in 2014 for best performance and best dancer.

“I am very passionate about spreading the love for dance so besides performing and bringing shows into the world I am teaching ballet and modern dance to people of all ages and levels from complete beginners to professionals. Dancing is beautiful and for everyone! Dancing keeps you healthy, young and fit and most of all it is great fun! At Dance in Art I do my best to prepare the dancers for the physical work, to work on technique as well as artistry in class. I hope to inspire them to be their best professional self in the life after Dance in Art, so when auditions come or they have to maintain themselves as Freelancers they have some tools to lean into. The most important thing though is to find joy in the daily classes and to learn how to keep challenging yourself in a fun way. “