Marije had a passion for dance since the early age. But then she came in contact with Brazilian Zouk in 2011, she was overwhelmed by the sensuality and intensity of the dance. It became the dance style in which she is able to use her technical ballet background and salsaskills, but moreover it is the dance in which she is able let go and put all of her emotions into.
She followed the intensive Zouk course at DançAlegria, as well as classes with one of the creators of Zouk, Jamie Aroxa from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Followed by classes at renowned dancers Dani and Leticia from Barcelona, Spain and participated in many international Zouk dance congresses. It did not come to a surprise, that Marije had also finished the teaching education at DançAlegria and now is teaching her beloved zouk dance to others.
Zouk classes are taught together with Lorenzo and Rianne on Friday evenings.