After graduating Master Culture and science Mieke studied Fashiondesign. At the same time she worked for the opera house Opera Zuid, where she got very experienced in making costumes ready for stage.
Nowadays Mieke is a independent working costume designer. She is specialised in designing for dance.
Collaborating with Sally Dancecompany Maastricht, Fashionclash, De Nederlandse Dansdagen and Choreographer Martin Harriague, Mieke's work has been used by several companies in the Netherlands and abroad. For example Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Malandain Ballet Biarritz and the Kibbutz Dance Company.
In her costume designs you will always recognize her fashion eye.
“My passion is to find beauty in simplicity. My designs are pure and have a strong essence."
"I love it when my costumes come to live on stage.”
Foto: Hugo Thomassen
SALLY DANCE COMPANY
Since Mieke has been working indepentently a strong work relationship has develloped between her and Sally Dancecompany Maastricht.
Sally is a dutch dance company based in Maastricht in the Netherlands. Ronald Wintjes and Stefan Ernst are the founders of Project Sally.
The main focus of Sally is on dance for children and young adults.
Born in 1986 in Bayonne, France, Martin started classical and contemporary dancing at the age of 19.
He joined the Malandain Ballet Biarritz Junior (France) in 2007, Ballet National de Marseille (France) in 2008, and Noord Nederlandse Dans (Netherlands) from 2010 until 2013. He is working with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (Israel) since September 2013.
Martin has worked with Itzik Galili, Thierry Malandain, Emmanuel Gat, Roy Assaf, Rami Be'er, Keren Levi, Stephen Shropshire, Frederic Flamand, Thomas Noone and Reut Shemesh.
In parallel to his dancing career, he is choreographing his own work and composing his own music. His work has received international recognition and awards in competitions: Stuttgart, Hanover as well as in Copenhagen. He has created for Ballet National de Marseille, Noord Nederlandse Dans, and Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. He will choreograph for Scapino Ballet (Netherlands) in 2017 and Malandain Ballet Biarritz (France) in 2018. E