Meet the Dancers: Joëlle Rozema

Photography: Rick van Woudenberg

Welcome back to our Meet the Dancer series!  Have you ever wondered how different talents and personalities come together to create our shows?  Our dancers have origins all over the world and contribute eight different styles to help us tell our story.  This week, we introduce Joëlle!

Joëlle’s cheerful attitude brings joy and positive energy to all of our rehearsals.  She’s a hard worker and always open to trying new (and sometimes scary) things.  Joëlle is developing a unique style and is stepping up to choreograph for us this year! We asked her some questions and here is what she had to say:

Name: Joëlle Rozema
Primary style(s): Modern with urban influence
Day job: Student, Dance teacher, and McDonald’s employee
Earliest dance memory: As a child, I always danced to songs from K3. I knew all of their dances by heart.
Fun fact: Before I started dancing, I was a synchronized swimmer.
A note about “The Shape I’m In”: It’s beautiful to see how different every dancer is but how we thereby form a whole.


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Dancers: Jolijn Calle and Joëlle Rozema; Photography: Rick van Woudenberg

In a quick moving piece, when we capture these moments of perfect unison, we are proud of how hard work and attention to detail has led us, if only for a moment, to look the same.  When the choreography is synchronized, we aim to match each other perfectly.  But this sameness is an illusion, and we do not want to cover that up.

We are twelve diverse individuals.  There is a twenty year age gap between our youngest and our oldest dancer.  We come from different dance backgrounds and different cultural backgrounds.  We speak different languages and practice different religions.  We are different shapes and sizes.  We identify as different sexual orientations.  We express our genders differently.  Each of us is whole.  But we are also part of a whole.

We revel in the synchronicity and yet we celebrate the freedom to go rogue.  Embracing the individuality of each of our dancers and members of our community is an enormous part of the Project Blank identity.  Thank you for being a part of it!

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Meet the Dancers: Lin An

Photography: Rick van Woudenberg

Welcome to our Meet the Dancer series!  Have you ever wondered how different talents and personalities come together to create our shows?  Our dancers have origins all over the word and contribute eight different styles to help us tell our story.  Over the next two months, we will introduce each of our dancers, one by one.  This week, we begin with Lin An!

Lin An has been a marvellous addition to our team, with her empathetic nature and creative spirit.  On the dance floor, we can’t help but notice her beautiful lines as her remarkably long legs whiz past us!  We asked Lin An some questions and here is what she had to say:

NameLin An Phoa
Primary style(s): Contemporary
Day job: Researcher/Student in Linguistics
Earliest dance memory: I was ten years old and performing for the first time ever at my theater school. It must have been a choreo about rain, as I danced with an umbrella and with rain boots on.
Fun fact: In my first theater production, I played an apple that was afraid of falling from the tree. It was serious musical drama.
A note about “The Shape I’m In”: The show is very diverse. I love how every dancer contributes to it in their own way and style. I can’t wait to see how it all comes together!

Stepping Back Into the Studio

Stepping back into the studio
Dancers: Matt Adams and Lin An Phoa; Photography: Rick van Woudenberg

We are back with a new cast and new talent but the same old Project Blank spirit! Already connected, already in unison, and in love with the vibe in the studio. This year, the music is affecting, the stories are real, and the movement is captivating. Stay tuned for more updates on our shows and sneak peeks into our time in the studio.

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Project Blank seeks experienced amateur and semi-professional dancers for our 2019 production!

We are a creative collaboration of dancers and choreographers from ALL DIFFERENT STYLES, who come together to create a production, featuring a fusion of techniques. If you are a force in your own style, we want YOU!

The audition will take place on Sunday, April 14th, from 14:00 – 17:00 in dance studio 019 at the UCK on Domplein in Utrecht. We ask you to prepare a solo of at least 30 seconds, in your own style.
Read all the audition information here. 

See photos and videos from previous projects and shows.

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See you on the dance floor!

We have come a long way

More than three years ago, the idea for Project Blank sparked. Well, we didn’t have a name for it yet (and arguably still don’t!) but we knew we wanted to start. The desire grew to bring together talented dancers to create epic dance productions. We weren’t sure how but we decided to go for it.

We made a plan based on a meager budget and started to set things into motion. At some point, we felt the pressure to come up with a name and ‘Project Blank’ was born. We chose it because we started with a blank slate and wanted to start every new production the same way; open to new dancers, ideas, talents, and opportunities.

In our first year, eight amazing dancers believed in our crazy idea and decided to join us for the ride. We are so thankful that they believed in us. Together we created our very first dance production; with two sold out shows it was a big success!

The second year, our team grew and new talent joined us on our journey. We upgraded our rehearsal and theater space and went all in. We wanted to be bigger and better in every way. Together we created a tight knit team and put together our second dance production. And it worked! We had so much fun creating and performing our second show and the audience loved it.

Now, we are on the brink of bringing our third production to hit the stage. I can honestly tell you that we have never been so proud of something that we created. We have added choreographers, interesting new styles, and a heartfelt story.

Here is a little recap of our journey so far, enjoy!

We are really proud of what we have created for you this year and hope you will come and enjoy the show in Theater Kikker with us.

Tickets are now available!

Tickets for ‘What I Meant to Say’ are now available! Read all about it on our tickets page. We can’t wait to show you what we have created this year.

The bags are back!
This year you have the option to buy a ticket that includes the official Project Blank bag. This is a high quality ecofriendly produced Earthpositive Canvas bag. If you decide to buy this ticket you will receive the bag when we scan your ticket at the entrance to our show.

For those of you that weren’t there: in our show from last year we did an epic piece to raise attention for global warming. We encouraged our audience to make small changes in their life like taking a canvas bag to the supermarket. Buy a ticket plus canvas bag and join us!


Attention dancers of all styles! Are you looking for an opportunity to take the stage? If you are awesome in your own style, no matter what it is, hit up our audition on June 24th! Whether you are technically trained or an experienced social dancer, we want you.

In the past, we have taken ballerinas, salsa and zouk dancers, modern dancers, belly dancers, jazz dancers, contemporary dancers, and gymnasts. We are especially on the lookout for hip hop dancers and men with classical or technical training, but all styles and genders are welcome.

Go to wat wij doen and dansers to find out who we are and browse some videos and photos of what we do.

Visit audities for audition information in Dutch and English, and a link to our registration form.

See you on the dance floor!