Our 10th grade dance students had another interesting dance workshop with professional musical theatre dancer Margriet Middel from Amsterdam. Her main goal in this class was to teach the students to act and express themselves through dance and mime. For this workshop they focused on a piece from the musical Chicago.
After graduating from the Amsterdam Academy of Theatre and Dance in 2006, Margriet appeared in numerous musicals such as Sweet Charity, My Fair Lady, The Wiz, Chicago, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Petticoat, The Producers, The Little Mermaid and Moeder ik wil bij de Revue. Besides being on stage, she loves teaching. She gives weekly dance and musical theatre classes to young children and adults with Parkinson’s disease and was very pleased to be able to teach a class at St. John’s!