One of the most
relevant icons in the
At this moment, John is one of the most relevant icons in the world representing urban dance. He is a key figure in the worldwide urban dance scene and a pioneer in the teaching of urban dance Techniques. Teacher of Jazz-Fusion UK style and House Dance at the Amsterdam University of Performing Arts AHK and at the 5 O'Clock Class.
Franchise holder of the world's biggest Dance Battle Event Juste Debout
For which John is organizer for the Netherlands since 2009 and the host of the Dutch edition in Paradiso in Amsterdam. John further eclipsed his career, as a businessman and teacher, emerging into one of Holland's most relevant promoters as he spawned off his own Dance festival "Summer Dance Forever". Currently Amsterdam's biggest Dance festival with John as the Co-Creator, Artistic Director, Workshop Leader and Host, his festival cultivated en rejuvenated the level of dancers in the Netherlands.
Choreographer and producer of fashion shows
John worked as a choreographer and producer of fashion shows for brands such as Nike, Adidas, Vivienne Westwood, Evisu, Bjorn Borg and Paul Smith. He was also one of the first dancers in his genre to introduce a groundbreaking jazz dance act to the theatre. In cooperation with Mojo Theatres he produced the theatre show "Interpretationzz", a theatre show of different urban Dance styles on jazz music. The show started as a moderate dance group performance at Amsterdam's nightclub Panama and rapidly galvanized into a full sized ensemble that consisted of eighteen cast members including an eight piece live band with musicians, all of whom went touring around Europe.
As a choreographer and dancer John went on tour with major artists such as The Pointer Sisters, Jocelyn Brown, Sister Sledge, the Metropole Orchestra, the New Cool Collective and Donna Summer just to name a few. Aside from a broad roster of artists with whom John performed he also holds an extensive resume that includes his name on all major Dutch Music festivals, TV-shows, commercials, clubs, fashion shows and magazines. In light of the above, it is obvious that John has given a remarkable contribution to the world of dance on both the Dutch and international dance scene.
We are proud to have John as the artistic leader of EHOD where he supervises the following units:
- Category Level
- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 4
- COMMERCIAL DANCE 1 4
- CREATIVE RESEARCH PROJECT 5
- COMMERCIAL DANCE 2 5
At this moment, John is one of the most relevant icons in the world representing urban dance. He is a key figure in the worldwide urban dance scene and a pioneer in the teaching of urban dance Techniques.
Marga studied at the Nel Roos Academy of Ballet, in both the Classical Ballet department as well as the Teacher department, where she specialized in jazz dance.
Steve’s design skills have made his virtual stage design an important asset to construct a better light design on stage, to steer the groups around stage in more original settings then other choreographers do.
Nedda started her career in the urban dance club scene, where she specialized in House Dance.
Faizah has created for Laleget Danza, Harlekijn Danstheater, Lindenberg Dance Company and her own theatre productions.
Maarten is active in the sector as a director, playwright, dramaturge and consultant in different disciplines (theater, dance, film) specializing in urban dance and urban crossover projects.