Ria was co-director of SNDO from 1989 – 1998 and is now an SNDO staff teacher and mentor of the SNDO first years’ students. She is both a choreographer and performer, and has shown her work worldwide, both as a solo artist and in collaborations. For several years she has been one of the main performers in the on-going project “Wild life take away station”, of Ibrahim Quaraishi.
The main subject of Ria’s teaching is movement research. She has developed her own method based on the knowledge of her studies in modern dance release/alignment-work, voice work, studies with the Indonesian movement meditation master Suprapto Suryodarma and chakra work in motion. Ria’s direct approach enables students to deepen the awareness of - and listening to - the body and to gain more understanding about physical, mental and emotional patterns, in order to become more free and broadminded in the creative process.