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Supervisory Board welcomes new chairman and vice-chairman!


3 October 2021

The Nederlandse Dansdagen appoints Mavis Carrilho as new chairman and Ahmed Marcouch as vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board. Outgoing chairman Ton Rombouts and vice-chairman Wil Rutten receive a Sign of Merit for the city of Maastricht.

As of September 15, 2021, Stichting Nederlandse Dansdagen will welcome Mavis Carrilho as the new chairman of the Supervisory Board. The organization is looking forward to the arrival of Carrilho, in whom it has found an experienced, committed and connecting director. “In Mavis we find an inspirer and a strong visionary. The knowledge, experience and network that she brings fits seamlessly with the future plans of the Dutch Dance Days, a future where professionals, the public and society come together. Together with the arrival of Ahmed Marcouch, who will take up the position as vice-chairman, we are working on further strengthening our organization in order to profile Dutch dance even better.” – Ronald Wintjens and Martine van Dijk, director of Dutch Dance Days.

“For me - for many like me - the Nederlandse Dansdagen is the dance festival in the Netherlands. What makes the festival unique is that it not only shows and appreciates the rich diversity and the absolute top of Dutch dance, but also invites us to step out of the issues of the day and reflect on where we are as a sector and where we are going. want. The value that the Nederlandse Dansdagen adds to the profiling, visibility and professional growth of the sector is therefore invaluable. It is therefore not only an honor, but also a great pleasure to be part of the Nederlandse Dansdagen and to succeed Ton Rombouts. Ton has made an important contribution to the Nederlandse Dansdagen in recent years through his managerial sensitivity and tireless efforts. I am very much looking forward to continuing this line with the team.” – Mavis Carrilho

Mavis Carrilho, successor of Ton Rombouts
Mavis Carrilho succeeds Ton Rombouts, who has fulfilled the role of chairman within the board since 2007. Mavis Carrilho (1960) is director of Public Administration and Management Consultancy at the Municipality of Amsterdam. Collaboration issues are her specialty, in particular effectively connecting ambition, interests and people, and realizing innovation. Leadership, organizational development and diversity & inclusion are central themes in her career. She is the founder of the Cultural Diversity Code and has also contributed to the revised Diversity and Inclusion Code. She is a member of the Supervisory Board at Theater Rotterdam, TivoliVredenburg and is also a board member at Lilith.

Ahmed Marcouch appointed Vice-Chairman
Ahmed Marcouch has been appointed Vice-Chairman by the Supervisory Board. Ahmed Marcouch (1966) is mayor of Arnhem. From 2006 to 2010, he was district chairman of the Amsterdam district of Slotervaart. From 2010 to March 2017 he was a member of the House of Representatives. Before he became politically active, he worked for the police for 10 years. At that time, he also attended teacher training in social studies and taught at a ROC in Amsterdam. From 2003 to 2005 he was coordinator youth and safety in Amsterdam Zeeburg and East.

"I love dance as a performing art. We as an audience get an eye for the eternal theme of loosening and holding on to the stage and experience within ourselves the forgotten desire for liberation and connection with our soul. In all environments, that's what a festival can do - it is cultural education and elevation at its best.” – Ahmed Marcouch

Ton Rombouts and Wil Rutten receive a Sign of Merit for the city of Maastricht
On Saturday evening, October 2, Ton Rombouts and Wil Rutten received the Sign of Merit for the city of Maastricht from Mayor Annemarie Penn-te Strake. Both gentlemen have visibly contributed to the political embedding and embedding that has enabled the Nederlandse Dansdagen to achieve its current stature. Their social involvement is also important in this: always keeping an eye on the new generation, increasing opportunities and possibilities and making and keeping the festival accessible to a wide and diverse audience.

Composition of the Supervisory Board
The Supervisory Board of Stichting Nederlandse Dansdagen consists of:
Mavis Carrilho (director of administrative and management advice at the Municipality of Amsterdam), Ahmed Marcouch (mayor of the Municipality of Arnhem), Ted Brandsen (director of Dutch National Ballet), Sandra Holtjer (member of the Executive Board of the Limburgs Secondary Education Foundation), Myrthe van Opstal (coordinator ArtEZ Dance Preparatory Course Venlo), Erik van Ginkel (business director of the Rijksmuseum) Julienne Straatman (owner of the Straatman Strategisch Advies consultancy).

De Nederlandse Dansdagen worden mogelijk gemaakt door:

Partner Minocw Partner - Provincie Limburg Partner - Gemeente Maastricht Partner - Elisabeth Strouven Partner - Fonds 21 Partner - BGL Fonds logo kunstbende21 Partner Cultuurmakers Maastricht Partner Kanunnik Salden nieuwenhof Partner stichting Clemens Partner - Vrienden van de NDD Partner - Zwaan Partner - Proeftuin Dans Partner - Theater aan het Vrijthof