MARIJKE ELIASBERG, native of the Netherlands, Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The Next Stage Project (TNSP), has been dancing, teaching and choreographing for the past 18 years in New York City. In 2001 Marijke founded the global dance collective: The Next Stage Project (TNSP), which she co-directs with Jana Hicks. With TNSP, she travels around the world, teaching, creating, mentoring and making exchange and performance projects possible.
Marijke holds a BFA in Physical Education with a specialization in Dance. She continued her Modern Dance studies at the Rotterdam Dance Academy (Codarts) and Dance Space Inc. in NYC. She has worked with numerous companies and choreographers including Jana Hicks, Pauline Levick, Nita Liem/Don’t Hit Mama, Guido Tuveri, SunHwa Chung, Jenni Hong, Max Stone, and Kevin Wynn among others.
In NYC, Marijke currently teaches Modern Contemporary classes at Steps on Broadway, Peridance Center, Ballet Arts and Improvisation & Composition classes at the Joffrey Ballet School. She has taught and created works in the USA, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, Japan, and India. website
A physically demanding Contemporary class that incorporates technique, floor work, and efficient release and strengthening. Combining European and classical Modern techniques with a Contemporary flavor, Marijke's movement language and style of teaching allows dancers to explore and own their individual voice and develop expressive power of pure emotion and physicality. Dancers are encouraged to make the movement material work for themselves, be creative, take chances, and dance to their fullest!