SanneClifford is a Dutch choreographer, dance artist and teacher based in Amsterdam. She has been working in the professional dance field since 2006 and presented her first independent choreographic work in 2009. She has been continuously creating since. Her most recent works are 'Anam Cara (Soul Friend)', 'Mind your step' (2020), 'Voice of Void' (2019) and 'NOTE TO SELF' (2018). So far Sanne's work has been presented in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Macedonia, Denmark and Hungary.
As a choreographer she is interested in revealing moments of (dis)connection, working interdisciplinary, and creating connection between collaborators, performers and the audience. Sanne holds a BA and two MA's in dance, dance education and choreography. Next to creating and performing with her own project-based dance company 'Sanne Clifford & Co) she is working at ArtEZ University of the Arts in Arnhem (NL) as a teacher, supervisor and study coach.
During this creative career, Sanne felt the need to include more moments of research and play. Therefore she started in 2015 an initiative together with Anja Gallagher, called Choreolab Europe. This collaborative artistic research platform for dance and choreography dives into artistic development. It provides an artistic playground where new ideas and questions can be born, shared and reflected on, in a peer-to-peer setting. These choreolabs are 4-day get-togethers in an international environment.
Personal information: Surnames: Oetgens van Waveren Pancras Clifford Given names: Sanne Marije Phone number: +31 6 16104775 E‐mail address: email@example.com Website: www.sanneclifford.nl Nationality: Dutch
Education: 2011 – 2013 Master of Choreography - Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts, Tilburg (ENG) 2006 – 2008 Master of Education in Arts - Codarts School of the Arts, Rotterdam (Dutch) 2002 – 2006 Bachelor of Dance – Amsterdam School of the Arts, Amsterdam 2001 – 2002 5 O’Clock Class, pre-education – Amsterdam School of the Arts, Amsterdam
MA thesis 2013: 'A choreographer's approach to a dancer's creativity in a collaborative choreographic process'. Tutor: Lou Cope. MA essay 2012: 'To dance or not to dance in one's own choreography'. MA thesis 2008: 'Education is for everyone! The Art Education policy at Nederlands Dans Theater.Tutors: Dr. F.G. Evelein & J.E.E. ten Hoonte
Work experience: 2018 - present: Teacher, supervisor, study coach & communication at Bachelor of Dance in Education, ArtEZ University of the Arts 2015 – present: Co-founder & Artistic co-director of Choreolab Europe 2006 – present: Independent Choreographer / Dance Artist, own dance company Sanne Clifford & Co 2017 – 2018: Content Creator at In Oost met Mik / Simple Links, Amsterdam 2012 – 2015: Co-director & Artistic coordinator New Dance Company, Amsterdam 2014 - 2014: Author dance and movement education activities/classes for primary schools, MuzeMundo – Die Keure (Belgium) 2013 – 2014: A.i.R. project coordinator, Art Centre & Theatre Het Klooster, Woerden 2012 – 2014: Manager New Dance Project – transition process NDS/CDS, Amsterdam 2012 – 2013: Production Manager Historische Spelen Woerden (HSW), Stichting Historische Spelen Woerden, Woerden 2010 – 2012: Coordinator Kloosterfestival (Music, Dance & Theatre festival), Art Centre & Theatre Het Klooster, Woerden 2010 – 2011: Head of Music Department (interim), Art Centre & Theatre Het Klooster, Woerden 2009 – 2010: Head of Dance & Theatre Department (interim), Art Centre & Theatre Het Klooster, Woerden 2006 - // I have been teaching dance, composition and/or creation based classes and workshops since 2006 (freelance), among others at: Buitenkunst, Chassé Dance Studios, Selma Susanna School of Performing Arts, Art Centre Het Klooster, Balletschool Cabriole, De Friese Dansdagen, Frank Sanders’ Musical Academy (NL), 2nd IDOCDE Symposium - Impuls Tanz (Vienna, AT), The Link - Centre for Dance & Health (Bern area, CH) & CAMP_iN platform (San Luis Potosi, Mexico).
Additional information: - See a list and get an impression of my choreographic work here - I'm fluent in Dutch (native) & English (Academic level) and speak basic German - Volunteer work: 2012 – 2015: Member of the Board at 4 Arts Foundation, Amsterdam 2020 - 2021: Neighborhood support (driving neighbors to the hospital), Amsterdam