#Featured our students

Curious who you could be in ballet class with? On this page you will find several mini interviews with students at Studio Simoncini.

Emma | Student Laboratory Research

Emma at the window of Mirella’s place.
Emma is 3rd year Biology and Medical Laboratory Research (Life Sciences) student.
She sees similarity between working at the lab and dancing; both give peace of mind because there’s discipline and structure. The interesting part about ballet for Emma is that it gives freedom as well because you really dance!
Emma is dancing with @studio.simoncini since 2015 ⭐️💜

Jolijn | Student Medicine

Jolijn on the day of her graduation.
She came to Studio Simoncini age 11 and danced continuously for six years till July 2022. “Ballet is the best medicine when feeling sad,” says the now 17-year-old successful student.
Where daily life and adolescence would bring many changes with the accompanying restlessness and struggles, ballet gave her peace of mind and something to hold on to:
“Everytime I would go to class at Studio Simoncini I would forget whatever was on my mind. I was only thinking about the dancing. Ballet is not easy, you have to be able to look at yourself. It taught me how discipline and passion are intertwined and this will give you the perfect balance between hard work and pleasure, simply enjoying the dancing”.
After the summer, Jolijn will move from The Hague to Maastricht, where she will start a new chapter in her life; studying Medicine at Maastricht University. 🎉💓

Naomi | Student Fontys Dance Academy

Naomi after class in the dressingroom. Naomi has been dancing with Studio Simoncini since 2016  ✔️ 
She is currently studying Dance Teacher at @fontyshogescholen . In the weekends she is taking extra classes at @studio.simoncini  👏🏻 
Find out more about students choosing a professional career in dance here

Siyuan | Student Stanislas College

Siyuan in the hidden attic of Studio Simoncini.
Siyuan is 13 years old and in her 1st year of Stanislas College
Dance is one of her greatest passions. In her spare time she is dancing at least 4 times a week at Studio Simoncini 🩰
One of her most important dreams for the future is to become a doctor. Siyuan wants to help others and maybe be the one to make a difference when it’s needed ✨

Maya | Digital Designer Bijenkorf

Maya infront of the little arched doorway of the dressingroom at Studio Simoncini.   
Maya has been dancing at Studio Simoncini since 2019. Besides her love for ballet, she is a digital designer for @debijenkorf

Bonny | Naturalis museum of natural history and research

Bonny after the virtual Monday class at Studio Simoncini. Bonny is working at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, the Dutch museum of natural history and research @naturalismuseum
Ballet has been part of her life for 32 years💃🏻
According to Bonny, Ballet is indispensable and let’s you drift away.
She is one of the Virtual Students at Studio Simoncini since November 2021, taking class live from her hometown Dordrecht.

Nadine | Haga Hospital

Nadine with her father who came by especially to repair the barre at Studio Simoncini. Location @pistache_cafe around the corner of the Ballet School!  
Nadine works fulltime at the @hagaziekenhuis She has been dancing at Studio Simoncini for almost 10 years ✨💖  

Menthe | Interior Architect

Menthe at the entrance of Studio Simoncini.  
Menthe is a professional Interior Architect, she began ballet at age 6 in the first season of Junior Ballet in 2002 with @mirella.simoncini and has been dancing ever since.

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“Ballet should never look predictable. When you dance each move you make is a promise. Even when standing in preparation you are making a promise that there is a story to be told”

- Mirella Simoncini