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Royal Academy of Art in The Hague – sculpture
Ballet studies with Irail Gadeskov, later with Sonia Gaskell

Professional history:
Dutch National Ballet – dancer (1955-1959; 1965-1976); resident choreographer (1971-)

As dancer:
Monument for a Dead Boy (1965)

As choreographer:
7th Symphony (1987)
Onvoltooid Verleden Tijd (1971)
As choreographer together with Wayne Eagling:
The Magic Flute (1999)
Nutcracker and Mouse King (1996)

As designer:
Giselle (2009)
Cinderella (2003)
The Magic Flute (1999)
Nutcracker and Mouse King (1996)

Awards and recognitions:
Life Time Achievement Award of the Benois de la Danse (2012)
The Best Choreographer Award for 7th Symphony, Vereniging van Schouwburgdirecteuren, Nederland (1987)
Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau (1979)