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About Maartje:

Passion for people and movement are central to Maartje's life.
Born in Eindhoven on June 4, 1981 as a young girl, she studied at the Dance Academy in Tilburg from 1991 and later obtained the Bachelor of Dance at the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) in 2004.

In addition to the passion for dance and theater, yoga became an important part of the daily practice and she was soon asked back as a teacher at AHK to teach.

Maartje and Marjon's paths crossed for the first time during dance training in Amsterdam early 2002. Following a trial audition, Marjon asked her to dance for her company 'Memento Dance Company,' which resulted in many beautiful dance productions and a special period of creative processes and wonderful adventures. During her budding dance career, Maartje further developed as a Pilates teacher and obtained her first certificate at Memento Bodyworks from Marjon van Grunsven, yoga teacher through the training at the Dasra Center Yogamontfoort from Tonnie Goes.

In 2009, Maartje moves back from Amsterdam to Brabant with her life partner and chooses Tilburg as their place to live. Today, Maartje is the mother of 2 teenagers, the owner of an elderly dog and has been with her husband for over 27 years. Professionally, she has been a dance teacher at the Fontys Academy of the Arts in Tilburg for 15 years and works for The Dance academy and the Music and Musical Theater departments. Maartje has done many coaching courses at Raafwerk provided by Sharon Hanegraaf, in-depth yoga and Pilates courses, and she applies this experience in her daily work and activities.


Within The Dance academy she is the chairman of Sustainable learning and is committed to a health-related program. The education component in which young dancers receive the right tools, inspiration and information for a healthy and sustainable career in the dance field.


In addition to her work at Fontys, she has been working as a Pilates and yoga teacher for 20 years and is hired by various studios and companies for both group and private sessions in which lessons are taught intuitively with a professional eye, from passion and love with the intention that everyone feels seen. 

I am really looking forward to being part of the 'Reset & Inspiration week in Ireland - 2024' and contributing to the magical connection between body and mind.


Trainers, therapeuten & begeleiding: Marjon van Grunsven & Loes Buenen | Trainers, therapists & guidance: Marjon van Grunsven & Loes Buenen
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