SUZANNE DE BEKKER
Suzanne works as a dancer, aerialist, choreographer and model.
She started her dance education at the age of 4 with Balletstudio Dorris Titulaer. Here she trained for more than 10 years and received certificates from the Royal Academy of Dancing UK. During high school she started at the Vooropleiding Dans Venlo (Artez) under the guidance o Liesbeth Wiertz for her professional preparatory dance course and simultaneously finished her Havo-diploma in 2006. During her prepatory dance course she realized this is how she wants to live her life, working as a professional dancer and continued studying. She first went to study contemporary dance at Codarts - Rotterdamse Dansacademie. But than switched to The Theaterschool in Amsterdam were she also had singing, acting and more musical theatre lessons besides contemporary classes and this combination really made her happy and able to fully experience all levels of dance and theater.
She received her Bachelor of Dance at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (University of Performing Arts) in 2011.
During her studies at the Theaterschool she also competed in the Dutch & Belgium edition of tv show ‘SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’ and became a semi-finalist in 2009.
She received a scholarship to train in New York at the Alvin Ailey School 2010-2011. As an apprentice she danced in Bob Foltz+Company and in the same year she was a ensemble member in the musical 'Monthy Pythons Spamalot' and toured the Netherlands and Belgium. Right after graduation she went back to New York to train with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and performed in the 360 installation choreographed by Benoit Swan Pouffer and Alexandra Damiani during a summer intensive.
Internationaal Dans Theater - Zonnekoningen by Jan Linkens (Tour NL)
Conny Janssen Danst - Mirror MirRor by Conny Janssen
Schweigman& - remake of Wiek by Boukje Schweigman (Tour NL & BE)
Dutch National Opera: Prins Igor choreographed by Itzik Galili directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov, Eliogabalo - choreographed by Maud le Pladec - directed by Thomas Jolly, Gauillaume Tell - choreographed by Kim Brandstrup - directed by Pierre Audi, Anna Bolena - choregraphed by Lillian Stillwell.
Jong Korzo - Wie niet weg is, is gezien by Ryan Djojokarso (children’s theater)
Polyband - by Marjolein Vogels (performance concert with 16 musicians)
Julidans - Urban bodies project by Yolanda Gutierrez (location project)
Coralie Vogelaar - arranging, moving, rotating, packing (visual artist) by Marjolein Vogels
MTV European Music Awards, dancer for Robin Thicke - choreographed by Beth Honan
Peter Pan the never ending story - by Martino Muller directed by Luc Petit (BE, Taipei,Singapore, Doha, Kuwait)
Cinderella a fairly true story -by Martino Muller (Singapore)
Tabaluga - by Alex Burgos (DE & Switzerland)
Monthy Pythons Spamalot
MDR Florian Silbereisen schlagershows - choreographed by Ludwig Mond (Germany & Spain)
KMSKA Museum of Fine Arts (Belgium) - vertical dance
Asians Next Topmodel (Singapore) Finale season 8 - silks
Coco Loco festival (Antwerp) hammock, silks & flying harnass
Eo Nederland zingt dag - (Jaarbeurs) - Aviv dance company - silks
Tomorrowland summer and winter Soul15 (Belgium & France)- flying harnass
Westergas corporate events - flying harnass & silks
Lichterfest (Germany) Pyrostyx - silks
Q-music (NL) Flying Artwork- harnass
Fidget Feet Aerial Dance festival (Ireland)- vertical wall dance
James Bond Premiere - Pzia (Zurich) - harnass
The christmas concert - Deepbridge (Belgium) - duo silks
Viva la classic live concerts - Sef Thissen (NL) silks
Sportgala (Rotterdam) Aerial Art- silks
Supperclub (Amsterdam)- duo & solo silks
As an aerialist she started her professional aerial training with Simone Heitinga in silks in 2015.
Went to New York to train at the Circus Warehouse and besides silks also trained hammock, flying trapeze, dance trapeze, static trapeze, trampoline, extreme flexibility.
Teachers silks: Simone Heitinga, Miquel Matias, Gabriela Bartonkova, Ilan Oxman, Lizzl Shakti and Hanne Coecke
Teachers vertical wall dance: Linsey Butcher, Kate Lawrence, Wanda Moretti and Alice Delva
Teachers hammock: Alina Tuluceanu, Maddy Landi
CHOREOGRAPHIES & OWN WORK
Choreographed and directed a short dance film Intuition that was selected and screened during Cinedans 2018 and the Plusfour film fest in New York in 2019
Choreographed different fashionshows:
Doutzen's Stories Press Launch - Hotel Arena
European Bridal Week Essen
E-sport fashion show Hive Berlin
Hunkemoller, Nike, Levi's, Justin Alexander, Puma, Ladybird, Diesel, Arme of Me, Tramontana, Lillian West, Asics, Simone Perele, Arena, Papillon Dance wear, Riviera Maison, Schwarzkopf, Enzoani, Badgley & Mischka, Gerry Weber, Leaseplan
Suzanne de Bekker is Co founder and owner of The Aerialettes with partner Natasja Bode since 2017
She is also the co-artistic founder of Ropes Aligned - Vertical Dance Theater Amsterdam.
The reason why I absolutely love aerial dance is that everything comes together. All the separate experiences I had with contemporary dance, commercial dance, modeling, choreographing, big events in arenas, small events in art galleries in aerial dance I can really give my whole heart and touch each of these the elements such as technique, beauty, rawness, spectacle, simplicity, pureness, creativity. It all merges together in this wonderful and magical choreography that dances in the air and on the ground and the possibilities are endless. There is so much to explore and create which keeps me motivated, challenged, passionate and happy!