The Board

Board 2019/2020

February 2020 – September 2020

Marleen Tiemeier

Chairwoman

Hi! I am Marleen Tiemeier, and I will be the first chairwoman of The Student Dance Factory! I have been dancing since I was 9, starting with ballet. Later I switched to contemporary and really fell in love with dancing. I was part of an amazing selection group in Rotterdam, but I had to stop because of my study Food Technology in Wageningen. In Wageningen I immediately searched for a similar group. However not much was available. That’s why I helped starting this Association. I am looking forward to dance, teach, choreograph and getting this great association of the ground!

Laura Bosman

Secretary

Hello! My name is Laura Bosman and I will be the secretary of the SDF for the next year! I am currently in my third year of my Bachelor Nutrition & Health. I started dancing when I was around 6 years old at a small dance school in my home town. I completely fell in love with it and continued to dance here for 10 more years. It was mainly jazz / modern / ballet, but we also practiced a little bit of urban styles every now and then. When I moved to Wageningen I really wanted to start dancing again. Soon some friends introduced me to a dance school here in Wageningen where I started with Urban classes and continued to do so for a year. Also, I discovered Wagalicious and really liked the concept of ‘dancing for students, by students.’ Over the past few years we had some amazing performances and trainings were always a lot of fun! I am very excited to be the secretary for the upcoming year and I would like to share our passion for dance with new members!

Jingfu Zhang

Treasurer

Hi, my name is Jingfu Zhang, you can call me Jaffa. At this moment, I am a second-year master student, study in Biosystems Engineering. I am the treasurer here, I worked for the dance association as well when I was in China, which was a great memory for me. I love dance also work with people who we dance together. Dance gives me motivation to make efforts for our association, I hope we could provide at least happiness for many of you. I started dance when I was 4 years old, which was Chinese traditional dance, for 10 years. Then I stepped in hip-hop world 5 years ago and completely fell in love with it. The first time I came here I was attracted by wagalicious performance, I wanted to dance with them, that is the only reason that I joined wagalicious dance crew. During the last year, our association SDF developed by our amazing dancers, so now we are looking forward to more dancers to shake together!

Tysha Vos

Internal affairs

Hi! My name is Tysha (pronounce as Teisja) and I will fulfill the position of internal affairs at the Student Dance Factory this year. I started dancing when I was around 5 years old with two of my best friends. I started with jazz dance and did this for many years. When I was around 14 years old I switched to streetdance and I really enjoyed this. A few years later I switched dance schools and got a place in the selection team. Unfortunately, this was only for a year since I started my study Nutrition and Health in Wageningen. Here I quit dancing for a few years even though I really wanted to continue. However, the dance schools were pretty expensive so I decided to stop. When I came across the Student Dance Factory I immediately was enthusiastic and decided to join. I am really happy that this association exists now so I can continue with my passion, not only by going to the dance classes but also as a member of the new board. I am looking forward to fulfill my function in the board and make this association even bigger!

Board 2019/2020

September 2019 – February 2020

Marleen Tiemeier

Chairwoman

Hi! I am Marleen Tiemeier, and I will be the first chairwoman of The Student Dance Factory! I have been dancing since I was 9, starting with ballet. Later I switched to contemporary and really fell in love with dancing. I was part of an amazing selection group in Rotterdam, but I had to stop because of my study Food Technology in Wageningen. In Wageningen I immediately searched for a similar group. However not much was available. That’s why I helped starting this Association. I am looking forward to dance, teach, choreograph and getting this great association of the ground!

Amy Schouten

Secretary

Hello! My name is Amy Schouten and I will be the secretary of the Student Dance Factory. I started dancing since I was 3 years old with a little group of toddlers. However, from the years 6 until 11, I actually did a lot of other sports and lost dancing out of sight. When high school started I rediscovered dancing and started with streetdance which I really loved and added contemporary to my schedule when I was 15. When I started in Wageningen as a student I joined a dance school and also became familiar with the urban dance style. Since last year I became a member of the Wagalicious student dance crew and I really enjoyed every training we have so far and get inspired every single week. I am looking forward to sharing this passion of dancing with the new members of our association and to get inspired together!

Jingfu Zhang

Treasurer

Hi, my name is Jingfu Zhang, you can call me Jaffa. At this moment, I am a second-year master student, study in Biosystems Engineering. I am the treasurer here, I worked for the dance association as well when I was in China, which was a great memory for me. I love dance also work with people who we dance together. Dance gives me motivation to make efforts for our association, I hope we could provide at least happiness for many of you. I started dance when I was 4 years old, which was Chinese traditional dance, for 10 years. Then I stepped in hip-hop world 5 years ago and completely fell in love with it. The first time I came here I was attracted by wagalicious performance, I wanted to dance with them, that is the only reason that I joined wagalicious dance crew. During the last year, our association SDF developed by our amazing dancers, so now we are looking forward to more dancers to shake together!

Merel Daas

Internal affairs

Hello! My name is Merel, and I will fulfill the position of internal affairs at The Student Dance Factory. When I was eleven years old, I took my first dance class together with a few friends. We mostly had a lot of fun, but I also loved feeling the music in my body and couldn’t stop dancing anymore. I started with streetdance and eventually switched to all kinds of styles, like hip-hop, dancehall, contemporary and jazz. For a few years I also danced in a competitive dance crew and performed with them several times. When I moved to study Nutrition and Health in Wageningen, I wanted to continue dancing and joined a dance school here. After a few months, I also came across Wagalicious and immediately joined them. However, as a crew we noticed that a lot of students were searching for the same thing as us: a fun, affordable and advanced place to dance. This was the main reason why I helped starting this Association. I hope that we can fill this gap and share our passion for dance with as much people as possible!