Joan van der Mast ( BA / CMA) is an internationally respected teacher, choreographer, lecturer, coach and advisor in contemporary dance and Laban Movement Analysis.
She is a Codarts (Rotterdam) graduate and she is a certified Laban Movement Analyst ( New York), studied Choreology (Laban London), Yoga and Stott Pilates.
After a too short career as a dancer due to a severe back injury, she became a faculty member of Codarts, Rotterdam Dance Academy, where she has been teaching Modern Dance Technique, Improvisation and Composition, Movement Analysis and Didactics of Modern Dance and has started a career as a choreographer.
She has been a faculty member of the Royal Conservatory in The Hague since 1997. She is founder and artistic director of New Dance Center, Center of Modern Dance in The Hague and the New Dance YoungTalent Foundation.
She is an internationally recommended guest teacher, lecturer and choreographer i.g. Goce Delcev University & Skopje Dance Theater (North Macedonia), ADU (University of the Arts in Zagreb), University of Alma Mater (Dance Department) in Ljubljana, Irivuga Art Company Burundi, Borderline Danza in Salerno, Italy, etc.