CASC supports an interdisciplinary and sustainable arts sector.
CASC works with artists and organizations to facilitate critical impact and meaningful value for both the internal and the external international stakeholders they serve.

CASC offers tailored expertise with a global perspective for each individual client, focusing on their unique needs. Our approach is savvy, hands-on and is led by robust research and practical solutions.

CASC was founded by Janine Dijkmeijer, Lobke Nabuurs and Claudia Laenen. After working as teammates for 5+ years at Nederlands Dans Theater and collaborating on multiple independent projects, they had a collective desire to deepen their unified approach to advancing the cultural sector and the performing arts field. 

Strategy

Curating & Programming
Innovation & Digital Development
Strategy Hybrid Practice
Organizational Strategy
Startup Arts Organizations
Advice IP & Music rights















Development

Entrepreneurship
Strategy Relationship Management
International Engagement and Partnerships
Global Connectivity
Advice and Execution Contracts 











Mentorship

Professional Development
Coaching 















If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.
Eckhart Tolle

Artists & Projects

Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal

Imre van Opstal & Marne van Opstal are Dutch choreographers and renowned performing artists, as siblings they form a creative duo. After having enjoyed successful and prominent careers at the prestigious Batsheva Dance Company and/or Nederlands Dans Theater 1 & 2, they went on to pursue their own creativity. Their work is known to be multi-layered and surrealistic, with a strong and outspoken dance language known for its eclecticism, theatricality and partnering elements. After creating several works for Nederlands Dans Theater 2, in 2019 they created the highly praised ‘Take Root’ for Nederlands Dans Theater 1, which received a nomination for the Swan Award for ‘best dance production 2019’. Their latest work, ‘Baby don’t hurt me’ created for Nederlands Dans Theater 1 around the themes of identity, sexuality, gender and love was met with critical acclaim. Since 2021 CASC works as strategist and agent.
Photo Marne: Rahi Rezvani.

The New Zealand Dance Company

The New Zealand Dance Company (NZDC) is home to a community of dancers, creative collaborators, arts managers, and supporters dedicated to producing and presenting inspiring new dance for Aotearoa New Zealand and the world. Inspired by our whenua and operating within a bicultural framework, our whare welcomes creatives to reimagine their potential: a place for artists, audience, students and educators to research, expand, share and experience the evolving language of contemporary dance. Through this, we collectively create transformative and unforgettable dance for and from Aotearoa.

From June 2020 to July 2022 Janine Dijkmeijer worked as Executive Creative Director for NZDC working in New Zealand as well as The Netherlands. CASC will continue to work on international developments for the company.

 

Roshanak Morrowatian and Mami Izumi

Under the name of Rover, Roshanak Morrowatian and Mami Izumi create interdisciplinary dance performances based on social involvement and with an eye for artistic quality. They have a strong focus on cultural diversity and increasing social sensitivities to differences between individuals and cultures.
Roshanak (artistic director/choreographer) and Mami (general director/production), both trained as dancers, met in Maastricht during the creation of a dance performance. From mutually intriguing collaborations, fueled by the power and passion of their friendship, the desire grew to form their own foundation in Limburg. 
Want to know more about Rover? Take a look at their website https://www.rover.company/

Nicole Beutler Projects

Nicole Beutler Projects realises performances and initiatives by the choreographic theatre artist and artistic director Nicole Beutler. We make interdisciplinary, visual work for both large and small venues in the Netherlands and beyond.
Our projects are driven by the desire for a better society. All Nicole Beutler’s activities are an invitation to reflect critically on human existence. “It is my responsibility as an artist to open new spaces in our thinking, both societally and artistically. Together we can change the world.”

We approach our work from a philosophy of non-hierarchical cooperation, slow production, long-term vision, and concern for the whole person and the planet. Quality, care, and attention are the core values on which Nicole Beutler Projects founds a diverse and inclusive company. Since 2021 CASC works as strategic advisor.
 

Juliano Nunes

Nunes learned ballet in Rio the Janeiro through a ballet outreach program in the suburbs. Nunes is an internationally acclaimed dancer, who has worked with leading choreographers all over the world, learning also to deliver his own creative ideas to the stage and leave an impact, pushing the boundaries of dance to spark a sense of fantasy and newfound curiosity in others.
Since 2019 CASC works as an agent and manager.
https://www.instagram.com/nunes.art/

chuthis. - Peter Chu

chuthis. creates creates viscerally charged moving imagery to provoke thought, create change, and connect communities worldwide with cutting edge contemporary dance. chuthis. continuously strives to expand its community by offering diverse movement education programs and virtual experiences which foster technical and artistic development and explore mind/body familiarity, aiming to ignite an adventurous side of dance.
Since 2019 CASC works as an agent and international strategist.
https://www.chuthis.net/touring-info
Photo: Levi Walker.


Internationaal Danstheater

IDT (Internationaal Danstheater) is one of the oldest dancing companies in The Netherland. Founded in 1961 it was focused on folklore dance performances with live music to provide a podium for worldwide dance cultures. In September 2019 Desiree Rebel started as Director with the goal to revive this special dance company. To honour its rich past and traditions while providing IDT with a new contemporary feel. Every people and culture has its unique expression in dance. IDT desires to hold on to this cultural uniqueness and diversity while creating new productions in collaboration with those who hold these traditions and can provide their perspective in our current world. Furthermore, IDT will focus on producing multidisciplinary performances to give a fresh perspective on cultural diversity in the origins of dance, always in collaboration, to appeal to a wide and diverse audience. In 2020 IDT has been strategic advisor for IDT going forward. 
In 2021 CASC provided advise on strategy.
https://internationaaldanstheater.nl

TILT - Julia Willms, Andrea Božić & Robert Pravda

TILT is an in-disciplinary platform founded by choreographer Andrea Božić, visual artist Julia Willms and sound artist Robert Pravda to inspire and produce artistic practice and thinking beyond disciplines. The three make in-disciplinary works that re-organize perception and are a mix of live performance, installation, visual and sound art collaborations with the weather. All individual projects are parts of larger constellations and a cosmology-in-the-making.
In 2019 CASC provided advise on long term strategy and engagement.
www.tilt.zone
Photo: Paul Beumer.

ICK Amsterdam

ICK (International Choreographic Arts Centre), directed by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten, is an acclaimed dance platform that produces international dance performances, collaborates with guest artists, and initiates various education and research projects. As the Amsterdam City Company for Contemporary Dance and as the resident company of Theater De Meervaart, ICK contributes to dance development in the city. In the coming years, ICK will work on further expanding the platform. 
In 2020 CASC provided advise on digital strategy.
https://www.ickamsterdam.com

Metamorphosis Dance - Iratxe Ansa & Igor Bacovich

Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich are founders and of the Metamorphosis dance project. Iratxe and Igor and have worked in over 30 countries in multiple fields such as choreographing, dancing, teaching, producing and generating art works in collaborations with media artists. They also created a universal language that ‘speaks’ to a large variety of cultures and audiences called “Metamorphosis Method”. 
In 2020 CASC provided advise on strategy and international engagement.
www.metamorphosiswebpage.com
Photo: Danilo Moroni.

It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen.
Scott Belsky

About us

Janine Dijkmeijer

Director, Founder

Janine is a performance curator and brings various art forms across traditional boundaries together to strengthen the quality of artistic development. Janine is known for building a strong network of partners across various disciplines. Janine is inspired by research and loves to share art with global audiences and communities. 

From June 2020 to July 2021 Janine worked as Executive Creative Director for The New Zealand Dance Company. From 2014 to 2019 Janine was directing Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) and part of building the new home for NDT in The Hague called AMARE. Before she was business manager of Dutch National Ballet (HNB), artistic director and co-founder of Cinedans and managing director, co-founder of Nicole Beutler Projects.
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Lobke Nabuurs

Director, co-Founder

Lobke is intrigued by what art can accomplish in all it’s different forms for both audience and society. She seeks to help artists translate their ideas and concepts into a business strategy based on their artistic wishes.  With the stakeholders Lobke manages to have excellent communication and with this she builds sustainable relationships and collaborations.

Lobke works as business manager of RIDCC. From 2013 to 2019 she worked as Manager Planning, Media and Music at Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), where she developed an extensive network of national and international cultural programmers, choreographers, musicians and composers.
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Claudia Laenen

Associate Partner and co-Founder

Claudia is a strong believer in cooperation and collaboration looking to create value and synergy for all stakeholders involved. Her fascination lies around creating strategic and sustainable collaborations within the cultural sector connecting with what fits and is possible for the diverse stakeholders. Claudia is challenged by impossibilities which makes her reach unexpected goals.

Claudia works as a freelance marketing professional and is head of marketing for De Nederlandse Dansdagen. From 2014 to 2019 she was marketeer at Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) where she developed both marketing as well as digital strategies.
Photo: Michal Meszaros 
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Ilter Ibrahimof

Associate Partner

Ilter’s experience as both an agent/producer and presenter gives him a unique perspective on best practices for programming, audience development/engagement and project management/execution. Having worked as an entrepreneur, in both the for-profit and not-for-profit spheres, Ilter brings a wealth of pragmatic insight to his negotiating and consulting work and has a demonstrated ability to build mutually beneficial partnerships. Having founded two organizations, Ilter understands how a focus on granular detail and execution is linked to the success of big-picture ideas and events.

Ilter is the founder and artistic director of Fall for Dance North (FFDN) in Toronto. Previously, Ilter led his own touring agency Sunny Artist Management (2004-2020); co-founded Joyce Theater Productions (JTP) in New York City in partnership with The Joyce Theatre, acted as Artistic Advisor for Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center, and curated for OFF the EDGE festival in Atlanta and FASS in Quebec.
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Juliette Brederode

Associate Partner

Juliette feels that in an increasingly interdisciplinary world creating sustainable succes is achieved by focus and definition of shared dreams, tangible goals and clear words. As a partner in that process she has experienced that success is achieved when those involved become part of the story and form lasting collaborations. Her sensitivity to, and curiosity for, different individuals, groups and stakeholders makes her strong partner in this process.

Juliette works as freelance communications professional. She started at publishing house VNU followed by consultant roles for a diverse range of clients at Hill & Knowlton and Bex Communicatie. While living in Hong Kong she collaborated on the launch of a gallery, organised an international event and started her own company. She is part-time student at Gerrit Rietveld Academy.
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