In 1977, I became the first graduate of the Modern Dance department under the guidance of Pauline de Groot at the Theater School in Amsterdam.
Modern dance was still in its early stages, and there was no established circuit for presenting performances.
In addition to teaching at the theater school and independently, I collaborated with visual artists to create performances, often at exhibition openings. During that time, I also conducted numerous Modern dance and Choreography workshops in Belgium.
In 1995, I commenced a four-year training program to become a Shiatsu therapist at the Iokai Shiatsu Academy in Amsterdam.
After obtaining my diploma, I had a practice in Amsterdam and the Noordoostpolder until 2015.