Manager Research & Development
Andre Kuyt is Manager R&D at Synaxion, a Dutch company aimed at monitoring & business intelligence. He sees beauty in the complexity of this world that many others take for granted.
Elise Coebergh, who graduated at DAPA in 2014 after one of the toughest years imaginable, has the special talent to express feelings in words and music in a way that provides recognition and comfort for everyone. Together with Jan Willem she forms an upcoming singer-songwriter combination, always pursuing her dream of being able to share her music with others every day, no matter what life holds in store.
Ferris, now eleven years old, started playing the piano when he was nine. It turned out he had a remarkable gift. Very soon he was able to reproduce music on the piano he had only heard. On top of that he composes his own pieces for the piano. He dreams of going to the Dutch Academy of Music to become a professional composer.
Business Consultant + Musical Performer
Gert-Jan studied Human Resources and Organisation at the Hague University. Eight years ago he started his business consulting company about Strategy and Internal Organisation. He thinks a lot. He will share his ways to get beyond thinking and be inspired to get the best out of ourselves.
Jan Willem Hoekstra
Artist + Pianist + Composer
Jan Willem Hoekstra graduated at the TU Delft at the faculty of Information Systems, but his career took an unexpected side-turn as he became one of the owners of the Dutch Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA); an academy where young talents are offered the chance to excel in musical theatre and to discover at the same time what it is that is makes them unique, both as an artist and as a person. Also, he is known as a piano player and composer of musicals and music for (business) events.
Yvonne has become an expert in living life to the fullest. You cannot reach the top without having sunk very low. These two principles have blended together in a way that she can communicate them with conviction.