The 2021 pre-jury consists of:
Andrey “Drosha” Grekhov – Winner of Juste Debout 2012, choreographer, dancer, teacher and battle judge
Tim Persent – Dancer, artistic leader of the ITS festival 2005-2016
Floor Eimers – Soloist at Dutch National Ballet
Angela Herenda – Choreographer, dance teacher, dancer
Mischa van Leeuwen – Founder RIDCC, dancer at Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, choreographer
Floor Eimers is a Soloist at Dutch National Ballet since August 2019. She started in 2003 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and graduated in July 2012. She joined the Dutch National Ballet as an Aspirant in August 2012. She has danced many works by great choreographers like Hans van Manen, David Dawson, Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky, Toer van Schayk, Rudi van Dantzig, George Balanchine, William Forsythe en Christopher Wheeldon.
Eimers also received different awards for her dancing career : Avond van de Jonge danser (2011), Burgermeester de Bruin Prijs (2012) and the Aanmoedigingsprijs Dansersfonds ‘79 (2015).
Tim Persent has been dancing with LeineRoebana since 1994. He followed his education at the Rambert Ballet School in London and danced with De Rotterdamse Dansgroep. In New York he worked with Ton Simons and the Brenda Daniels Dance Company, in the Netherlands with Krisztina de Châtel, Paul Selwyn Norton, Michael Schumacher and Roland Shankula. In 1993 he received the Zilveren Theaterdansprijs, and in 2004 the Gouden Zwaan for his complete oeuvre, this is the most important Dutch dance prize. From 2005 until 2016 Tim was artistic leader of the ITS festival.
Andrey “Drosha” Grekhov
Immigrated to the Netherlands at the age of 14. Drosha was dancing all his life but started to consciously practice breaking and boogie in 1997 and has devoted his life to the dance and culture ever since. Drosha is known for his innovative style which consist of a lot of street dance influences. For years he studied and practiced different approaches and combinations of styles like popping, house dance, breaking and hip hop. After he finished his study at the academy for industrial design in Eindhoven he had already built up a reputation in the scene and has chosen the life of a professional dancer, teacher and battle judge. Drosha has won the grand slam of dance Juste Debout 2012 in category experimental and the prestigious Prins Bernard Culture award in 2013 for his work in the field of crossovers between street and academical styles, in 2017 he won the prestigious World of Dance prize in again slightly different world of street dance choreography. He has his own company Sample Culture and he is the artistic director of Open Your Mind festival franchise and Urban Dans Dagen. When he is not making or organising you can find him as a lecturer, guest speaker and teacher at dutch art and dance academies where he propogades the power and potentional og hip hop culture.
Angela Herenda started her dance training at Blagoje Bersa Music School, after a brief involvement with Zadar Dance Ensemble, she continued her education at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, Codarts. After having been a freelance dancer (Andreas Denk, Jens van Daele, Kitt Johnson) and performing with Staatstheater Oldenburg (now TanzMainz) and GöteborgsoperansDansKompani, Angela joined Club Guy & Roni in 2014, where in addition to her work as a performer, she regularly teaches technical and improvisation lessons and choreographs with Hendrik Aerts and Mart van Berckel for the youth group Poetic Disasters Club of Club Guy and Roni.
Former pre-jury members
Maria Chiara Mezzadri