Jolien’s passion for dancing started very early, at the age of four she started balletlessons. During elementary and secondary school she added gymnastics, streetdance and ballroom dance to the list. She started dancing Salsa in 2008. Via salsa she discovered the world of Zouk. The elegant and waving style of this dance attracted her immediately. Since 2010 Jolien teached and performed Zouk with Willem and the DA showteam on several international congresses, in Londen, Denmark, Prague, Seattle, Poland, Belgium, Berlin, France, Spain. Her weekly classes at DA studio in Rotterdam are known for the technical precision on top of a lot of fun! She also gives workshops with international zouk artists like Adilio Porto and Max Rooz, and will work this DA festival together with Willem and Jerry Lai from USA.