Jamie de Groot

Jamie de Groot

CHOREOGRAPHER – TEACHER – DANCER

Jamie graduated in 2014 with a bachelor of dance at the Amsterdam School of the arts. He worked with Club Guy & Roni, GRIP | Jan Martens, SALLY’s dansgezelschap and did several productions at the National Opera. His passion is choreographing and composing electronic music. After his graduation he started making his own dance pieces and soundtracks for his dance company ‘The Kitchen’ and performed already 210 performances throughout whole Holland and joined 2 choreographic residencies to research new work. He creates interdisciplinary cinematic dance performances with a clear story line. He researches how human theatrical emotions, music and dynamic rhythmical dance can let the audience be drowned in a new world, as if you watch a movie on stage. He is currently working as a freelance dance teacher and focusing on developing own work.

Teaches:

Jazz/Urban Fusion
House/Funk
Modern/Contemporary drop-in

I find it very important that you can enjoy dancing and see what the human body can do more, even when you think it is impossible. I focus on freedom in movement, by moving from the inside out instead of copying a shape. Besides this I also focus on musicality. Music is what made us dance in the first place and it can expend the emotional feeling when we are moving.

Sometimes I will push you – in a positive way, because I believe that fear is sometimes blocking some extra capabilities.