Rachel Beaujean appointed assistant artistic director
Prior to her new appointment, Rachel was head of the artistic staff. Her new job title is the logical result of the increasing number of tasks she has undertaken recently and the extra responsibilities she has taken on over the years.
Beaujean trained at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. She danced in many works by choreographers like George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Martha Graham, Eduard Lock, Rudi van Dantzig, Toer van Schayk and Ted Brandsen. She also danced various roles in the classical repertoire. She made her name in particular for her interpretation of work by Hans van Manen, and was his muse for many years. As a ballet mistress, Beaujean has taught and rehearsed the ballets of Hans van Manen to Dutch National Ballet and to companies all over the world.
For Dutch National Ballet, Beaujean created her own version of Les Sylphides, a revised production of Giselle with Ricardo Bustamante, and a new production of Paquita.
She is a member of the boards of the Dutch Dance Festival, the Toer van Schayk Foundation and the Hans van Manen Foundation.