Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar

1984, The Netherlands

Started working at Master Institute of Visual Cultures in 2018

Education and Work Experience

Anne-Marije van den Bersselaar is masters coordinator at the Master Institute of Visual Cultures and supports the daily organization, educational innovation and leads on marketing & communication. 

Anne-Marije is dramaturge in dance and performance art. Since 12 years she works with different international choreographers (Mor Shani, Hilde Elbers, Kristel van Issum, Joost Vrouenraets e.d.). Her original craft is founded on dramaturgy in performance art with a focus on the (embodied) creational process by insightful, cross-border perspectives. In creations I guard personal, authentic ideas and co-create new contexts and audience engagement by studying prototypes and their potential. As a dramaturge Anne-Marije collaborates and facilitates creational art practice by researching, analyzing, coaching & reflecting. By dramaturgy she became aware of shifting perspectives in helicopter- as well as detailed views on processes in creation, organization and education.

She has a Master of Arts degree in Theatre Studies at the University of Utrecht, with a thesis in academic dance curricula perceived as artistic constructs. In 2015 she founded the Concept Store for Artistic Strategies: A Design Agency for Creative Storytelling (2015) to be able to engage dramaturgic processes in different creational contexts and domains. Anne-Marije has been teaching art theory, philosophy and research courses at Fontys Dance Academy for over 7 years. In 2014 she took part in an international Erasmus+ Project “Inclusive Dance. The Transferable Skills of the Dance Artist” as researcher and content developer of the platform www.inclusivedance.eu (2017). This project was in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and Duncan Centre Conservatory in Prague. Aside she also co-designed a new cross-disciplinary Master programme Performing Public Space (PPS) at Fontys University of Fine and Performing Arts.