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DAS Graduate School

DAS Graduate School was established in 2016 by the Academy of Theatre and Dance in order to bring its master’s, doctorate and research programmes together under one roof. DAS Theatre, DAS Choreography, DAS Creative Producing and DAS Research have joined forces to invest in the further development of education and research.

The school is based in a recently renovated building with a broad range of facilities, and the heart of the building functions as an open and welcoming locale for gatherings and meetings between the arts, science, education and society.

Faculty and Instructional Staff

  • Jeroen Fabius (DAS Choreography - Artistic Director)
  • Silvia Bottiroli (DAS Theatre - Artistic Director)
  • Gwenoële Trapman (DAS Creative Producing - Artistic Director)
  • Daniëlle van Sundert (Interim DAS Graduate School Manager)

  • Educational support / Front-office: Yeng Nacion & Martin Brans
  • Financial coordinator: John Meijerink

Marketing & Communication: 
Karin van de Wiel, Andrea Rogolino (Interim - DAS Theatre | DAS Choreography | DAS Research)
Technical coordinator
: Harco Haagsma
  • Technical assistance: 
Udo Akemann
  • Facility manager: 
Rein Hartog

Facility support
: Jop van Galen



  • Artistic director: Silvia Bottiroli
  • Student counsellor & Coach: Juul Beeren
  • Coordinator educational platform & Financial coordinator: John Meijerink
  • Production Coordionator: Maaike Boot


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Students & alumni

  • Artistic director: Jeroen Fabius
Teaching Staff & Tutor: Sher Doruff
  • Tutor: Konstantina Georgelou
  • Production manager & Educational assistance: Velvet Leigh, Annick Kleizen (Interim)


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Students & alumni

  • Artistic director: Gwenoële Trapman
  • Teaching staff: 
Marijke Schaap
  • Production Coordinaator: Yeng Nacion


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  • Professor (Interim) / THIRD Head: Sher Doruff
  • THIRD Coordinator: Sanne Kersten
  • DAS Research Management assistance: Marilixe Beernink


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DAS Masters & Research

DAS Theatre is a master’s programme for research-based artistic and curatorial practices in the field of theatre that is open to Dutch and international practitioners working in the performing arts as artists, curators, directors, performance makers and dramaturgs.

DAS Theatre is a full-time, two-year residential programme in which individual trajectories can benefit from a community of peers, tutors and advisors. It provides a working space, workshop sessions with guest teachers, and a broad international network.

Artists and curators come together in a programme that supports artistic and curatorial research, challenges professional boundaries and cultivates potential connections with audiences, institutions, discourses, partners and collaborators.

DAS Theatre was previously named DasArts – Master of Theatre. This institute was founded in 1994 by Ritsaert ten Cate. Read more

Artists who have established a professional practice and are seeking possibilities for further reflection and development can increase their research skills at DAS Choreography. The individual artistic practice is the point of departure and will be the guiding thread of the course design. This non-residential programme comprised of seminars, residencies and individual mentoring facilitates the development of an intensive and sustained dialogue. 

DAS Choreography was previously called Amsterdam Master of Choreography. DAS Choreography is founded in 2002. Before that it was called Dance Unlimited.

The new DAS Creative Producing - Entrepreneurship in the Arts Master's degree programme started in September 2018. This part-time master's is the first programme for creative producers in the Netherlands.

DAS Research coordinates and supports all research groups at the DAS Graduate School, and is responsible for the development of master programmes and doctoral research. Focussing on ‘Performing Arts in Transition’, it operates at the heart of innovation and raises the school’s profile as an expert community. DAS Research is responsible for initiating cross-programme activities and designing specific programmes that may involve external researchers and institutions.

DAS Research was previously the Performing Arts in Transition research group. 


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