Graduated from the Rotterdam Dance Academy for almost ten years she has worked with Rotterdam Dance Group and Amanda Miller’s Pretty Ugly Dance Company. Anouk van Dijk has been running her own dance company, Anoukvandijk dc. since 1998. In 2001 she is awarded the Dutch Lucas Hoving Prize. As a choreographer she works with Galili Dance, Codarts, Parts. During her career she creates her own movement system, called the Countertechnique, which she both applies in her own choreographies and teaches to professional dancers and companies all over the world.
In her workshop Anouk van Dijk will give an introduction to the counter-technique. This technique uses three-dimensional counterdirections inside and outside the body to create a highly dynamic balance, enabling the dancer to execute extreme movements with breathtaking dynamics.