Lia Witjes-Poole

Lia Poole was born in 1979 in Ontario, Canada. Having received her formal dance education at Arts Umbrella in Vancouver, she started her career in Toronto as a company member of Desroisiers Dance Theatre.

In the Netherlands, Lia has performed as an independent artist with such choreographers as Pieter de Ruiter, Jennifer Hanna, Itzik Galili, Omar Rajeh and Heather Ware, and has also made two dance films with Ivar Hagendoorn.

In 2002, Lia became a regular artist with the acclaimed Dutch dance company LeineRoebana. Since the birth of her two daughters she has taught dance at the Academie voor Theater en Dans, The Dutch National Ballet Academy, Codarts and Arts Umbrella in Canada.

Lia joined Dance ON Ensemble in 2019, performing in works by Lucinda Childs, Ginevra Panzetti-Enrico Ticcino, Jan Martens and Rabih Mroué.