Teacher - 'Improv(e) your playing!' at Prins Claus Conservatory
Original module where classical students can learn the basics of improvisational theatre through exercises and games to then apply their skills to improvisation in music, working on how to ‘listening actively’, ‘accept’ and ‘react’ to each others’ ideas.
Teacher - 'Performance & Communication' at Prins Claus Conservatory
In this module students work on their stage presence and their communication skills and how to apply those on the concert platform. During the course, students also explore new audiences and different ways of presenting their work, both as soloist and as ensembles.
Teacher - 'Musician as an actor' at Prins Claus Conservatory
This module is a space to explore the use and effects of onstage-physicality and to develop theatrical skills to enhance the expressiveness of our musical practice.
Improv Trainer - Workshops and courses on Improv Basics, Improv advanced, Musical improv at Various
Trained several improv groups of different levels, as well as beginners of all ages, in both Spanish and English.
Workshop leader - Artistic Reflective Week & Engaged Art Conversations at Prins Claus Conservatorium (live/online project)
Series of workshops where 1st-year students from the different departments (Classical, Jazz and Teaching) collaborate together to create art compositions as a means to contribute to a social context. Reflecting on their own practice and on their peers’, students learn the value of listening, accepting each other’s ideas and sense of collaboration, and understand the important role that artists have in society.
Workshop leader - Creative Workshops at Fairy studio (Yiwu, China)
Intensive 3-day-workshop based on instant-composing, where children between ages of 6-12 worked together to create an original piece that was presented to an audience.
Coach - Stage Presence and Creative Performances at Various
Coached several ensembles and orchestras on stage presence and communication skills, as well as on how to create innovative and interactive performances to engage their audiences.
Speaker Crisis&Creativity Winter School (online), University of Groningen
Improv wisdom helps us deal with the uncertainty of life, especially in times of crisis. By using the ‘yes, and’ principle in our daily lives, we can develop a more adaptive and positive mindset.
Speaker TedX youth (Grand Theatre, Groningen)
In this talk, Naomi de Ruiter and Jeny Yáñez show the importance of accepting and using ‘mistakes’ in order to continue moving forward in life and how to become good at this by applying the ‘improv mindset’.
Host at Various
Hosted concerts and events at different locations and for different types of audiences. My goal is to provide interactive and entertaining presentations to keep the audience engaged during any type of event.