Artistic Director -Rasarani Keilman

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Rasarani Keilman (11-05-1985) start dancing and singing from the young age of  3 years old and followed ballet, jazz and musical classes at various local  amateur schools.

After winning some local dance competitions ,her passion and  ambition to become a professional performing artist drove her to audition for the The Institute for Performing Arts, Lucia Marthas in Amsterdam. In 2002 she was admitted to the school and followed a 4 year course where she got trained in ballet, jazz, musical/theatre dance, tap, acrobatics, urban dance, modern dance, point work, drama, vocal & choir training and performance skills. She received her bachelor diploma as 'Performing Artist' in 2006. During that period she was an intern for divers TV- and theatre shows such as  'Saturday Night Fever', 'Musicals in Ahoy', 'Petra Berger in Concert',  The Gouden Televizier Ring ',' Foxkids in Concert ',' Costa in Concert ', ' Sterrenjacht 'and ' Musical Sing-a-Long '.

Besides her education at Lucia Marthas she followed numerous, workshops, classes and intensives all over the world such as 'Impulztanz -Tanz Woche' in Vienna, 'Monsters of Hip Hop' in Florida', 'Choreographers Ball" in Los Angeles, 'Triple Thread' in Las Vegas and diverse vocal and dance classes at "Broadway Dance Center' in New York

In 2008 she worked as an ensemble, understudy and dance captain in Mark Vijn's musical production "Bubbling Brown Sugar".

From 2008 to 2010 she worked as a dance captain, ensemble and soloist in the theatre productions ' Jeans 18 -Never Say Never' and "Jeans 19 - Back In Town'.

From 2010 to 2011 she worked in the dutch version of the West End production 'We Will Rock You' produced by Ben Elton and Joop van den Ende.
From 2006 -2017 she also worked as a dancer in numerous productions of the award winning, modern dance company 'Samadhi Dance Company' who recently celebrated her 10th anniversary performance 'Between Worlds' in Theater DeLaMar.

In addition to her work as a dancer, she recorded 3 mini albums "Audible Love', 'Four Shades of Blue' and 'Raising Roots'  in colloboration with Bert Stoots. In 2016 she  started her own design label 'RAD' (Rani Art Designs) where she created and designed for various companies and artists. Also she worked as a model for diverse photographers and painters and wrote several theatre scripts.

Since 2011 she has been working as a fulltime artistic director, teacher, manager and co-owner of the succesful dance school Ballet School Marut Jorquera,' who was awarded the  'Cultural Prize' in 2013. The school now counts 180 students and provides dance and theatrical classes in all styles for all ages. She teaches students in Ballet, pointwork, High Heel class,Musical/Theatre, Streetdance and Modern/jazz and is responsible for directing, choreographing, writing of the script and programme, costume design and organisation of the school's annual endpresentations in Theater de Speeldoos. Besides this she organizes perfromances for requested events, happenings and shows with the students of the school's especially trained selection classes rom the ages 7 to 28.

In 2016 she founded  Rani Art and her first production 'The Onion & The Lotus' won 3rd prize for Choreographic Compostion during The AmsterDance Festival in 2016. After that she has produced, designed costumes and danced in several new short productions such as 'Womanity', 'Nature Speaks' and 'Womanature' .End of 2016 she colloborated with theatre maker and choreographer Sarada Sarita Keilman for the production of the New Way Vogue and Waacking  show 'Q4 ~Squaring the Circle'  where she worked as a dancer and designer. The show will tour beginning of 2018. More info will follow soon
She is currently busy creating a new total theater, evening filling, performance titled 'Sounding Silence', which will premiere in April 2018 in Theater de Speeldoos in Baarn
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