Jael van der Heijden

Executive Director

Anika de Groot

Director Fundraising & Communication

Schools4Life - Dance4Life Schools programme

Hadewich Rieff

Program Manager Schools4Life

Magali van Dijk

Projectmanager Schools4Life

Mariëlle Arnoldus

Projectmanager Schools4Life


Anouk Dekkers

Community Manager Friends4Life

Suzanne van Esser

Fundraising and Partnership Manager

Saskia Bos

Fundraising and Events Manager

Christa Kroon

Fundraising and Events support

Partner Managers

Koen Böhm

Lead Partner Management

Saad Haroon

Partner Manager Asia

Tess Pairon

Partner en Network Manager

Marina Todesco

Monitoring and Evaluation Coördinator

Business Development

Yulia Koval-Molodtsova

Business Development Manager Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Anna Dahlman

Global business development manager


Jorik van Enck

Research and Development Manager

Nina Pavlovska

Training and Innovation Manager

Oonagh Eastmond

Community Manager Trainers4Life

Right Here Right Now

Susan van Esch

Engagement Manager

Communication and PR

Judith Buitenhuis

Communications and Ideation specialist

Kari Postma

PR and Communication specialist

Annelon Rouwendal

Visual Designer

Kiki van der Meijden

Online Content Producer

Alina Halaszi

PR specialist


Steven Hendriks

Business Controller

Denise de Buck

Office Manager

Marlies Tan

HR Manager

Jens Kaandorp

Finance Assistent

Regional Liaisons

Francis Mutua

Anushree Mishra

dance4life carries out its work in diverse parts of the world. To effectively do so we need local knowledge. Our Regional Liaisons are that knowledge. They are a team of driven, strategic individuals. They create demand for the dance4life model on the ground. They develop relationships and ensure a strong and meaningful regional network of franchisees and funding for scale up of our work. They raise our visibility by pro-actively positioning dance4life at events or in the media and connect with both potential new partners and investors.

They build strategic partnerships with donors, social impact investors, corporates and foundations in their region. These in-country gurus meet funders and match them with franchisees and the dance4life international office. They gather information in order to build stronger investment cases and knowledge bases. They work to support the self-sustainability of existing and new franchisees. They lead on local preparation and submission of concepts and propositions and successfully close deals and target funding. Above all, they collaborate closely and immerse everything they do with dance4life enthusiasm and energy to create lasting and substantive regional relations.