Damaris Verduijn (1980) graduated from the HAVO (high school) for Music and Dance in 1997, and, subsequently, received the Bachelor in Dance Performance in 2000. After having worked for 3 year as a performing artist in both the Netherlands as well as Germany (Word Expo 2000, Hannover, Germany; Mind the gap, Köln, Germany), she continued her studies at the ArtEz academy in Arnhem, the Netherland, where she received the second bachelor degree in Dance Choreography in 2005.
From 2005 to 2011 she was involved in many projects, among others: Performing artist at the Janis Claxon Dance Company, UK Scotland, 2008 – 2010; Teacher at the Youth Theatre School, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2006 – 2010; Teacher and choreographer at the HQ School, Voorthuizen, The Netherlands, 2006 – 2009; Dancer in and choreographer of Blind girl in kitchen, a short dance movie as well as choreography with a blind women, The Netherlands, 2008; Managing director, choreographer and dancer of the intercultural community art project Delfshaven Dans, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2009 – 2011.
From 2011 to 2015 she lived in Stuttgart, Germany where she was an active member of Das Produktions zentrum, teaching improvisation and contemporary dance. In addition, she participated (as much as her private life permitted) in various local interdisciplinary dance, teaching and choreography projects. In 2015 she moved with her family to Madrid, Spain, where she is now slowly reinitialising here dance activities.