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Wendeline Wijkstra

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Wendeline Wijkstra is a member of the corps the ballet at Dutch National Ballet. She grew up with her brother, sister and parents in Oost-Souburg (Zeeland, The Netherlands). She took her first dance lessons at the age of ten with Stichting Dansz, in Goes. Shortly afterwards, she was accepted for the dance course at the Royal Conservatoire, in The Hague. During her training there, she took a summer course at the School of American Ballet, in New York, and took part in the Prix de Lausanne. Her career with Dutch National Ballet began in 2008. She has received two awards from the Alexandra Radius Fund. She has also appeared in the Dutch TV series ‘Blood, Sweat and Blisters’ and on radio. Wendeline Wijkstra presents Dutch National Ballet’s education performances and international live streams, including the live stream of World Ballet Day. She is also closely involved in initiatives for fundraising and charity, such as Dance for Health for MultipleSclerosis and the Muscle Foundation.