I was 9 the day my parents caught me dancing on the wooden floor in our farmhouse in Enschede. Though very young, dancing held much more appeal for me than playing violin or piano. So, I decided to put an end to my private lessons and enrol instead at the local conservatory. After graduating, I continued my studies at the Vaganova Ballet School in Riga and the Rotterdam Dance Academy.
My professional career began when I signed up with Introdans where I had the opportunity to develop my skills and to travel around the world. Four years later I decided to focus on contemporary dance with Krisztina de Châtel followed by a fruitful period at the National Dance Company Wales (Diversions) and De Dutch Don’t Dance Division, in the lead role of 'Coriolanus' during De Parade festival.
Now, under the name of Dumas Dance, I perform, teach, choreograph and create my own productions.