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Assia Kraan

teaching dance at Mamadans ---- independant writer artist thinker at Punge

The Hague Area, Netherlands
Professional Training & Coaching
  1. Mamadans,
  2. Punge
  1. Myself only,
  2. Jardin de ninos de Gamboa,
  3. Quinity
  1. Shanxi University
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Initiator and Dance Teacher

– Present

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From new media academic to writer, functional designer, team manager, trainer and social media artist to dance trainer.

Turning my passions into professions!

Trained as
- new media academic (Master of arts, University Utrecht)
- team manager (Situationeel leiderschap II certified by Blanchard international)
- Dancing For Birth TM instructor (trained and certified by founder Stephanie Larson)

Experience in (random ordered)
- social art
- new media technology
- play
- write
- functional design
- teach
- dance
- yoga
- childbirth education
- sustainable living
- data design and - visualisations
- sensing of place


Initiator and Dance Teacher

– Present (1 year 5 months)


– Present (3 years)


Myself only
(1 year 2 months)Gamboa, Panama


Jardin de ninos de Gamboa
(10 months)Gamboa

Senior Consultant

(1 year 4 months)Utrecht

Consultant (QIS)

(3 years 6 months)


Gemeente Amsterdam stadsdeel Oud-Zuid
(5 months)Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

Freelance speaker

Upgrade Amsterdam
(1 month)Amsterdam

Project assistant

(2 months)

freelance writer

(3 months)Amsterdam Area, Netherlands

Assistant Teacher

Utrechts Centrum voor de Kunsten
(3 years 4 months)Utrecht Area, Netherlands

Office assistant BID trajectory

(less than a year)


Waag Society
(6 months)

Internship course 'Media in the classroom'

Utrechts Centrum voor de Kunsten
(3 months)Utrecht Area, Netherlands

Volunteer Experience & Causes


(1 year)Environment

Management of national youth organization to explore nature (JNM) with 350 members (age 12-25). I worked together with 4 other board members to make sure finances, 40 camps and excursions and the future of JNM could be secured.

Active member

(7 years 8 months)Environment

Active role in national youth organization to explore nature (JNM). I participated in groups to lead excursions, manage summer camps and meetings, design and write promotion materials, take photo's, cook meals.


Louis Hartlooper Complex
(1 year 1 month)Arts and Culture

Right in front of the spectators in the movie theatre, I presented a brief story before each screening about a topic related to the movie. Such as storyline, color, an outstanding actor or actress, producer etc.

Hostess Computer game conference

Universiteit Utrecht
Arts and Culture

I coordinated lectures and provided information to visitors.

Counter assistant

Holland Animation Film Festival
Arts and Culture

My job was to inform visitors about the program, location, time, special activities as I was the first person to go to when having questions.


Asielzoekers Centrum Waddinxveen
(1 year)Children

As a mentor I took care of students who learned Dutch at my school and lived in the local refugee centre (AZC)

Assistent founder and manager volunteers

Stichting Breaking Ground
(3 years)Arts and Culture

I assisted the founder in forming a team, we interviewed and hired 10 more people. I also contributed to the conceptualization of a new student film festival called 'Breaking ground'. In those days we had to build everything form the ground up, so I helped painting, get computers work, manage and motivate the team of volunteers when our ideas were still in the cloud and we were working to materialize the festival.

Opportunities Assia is looking for:

Causes Assia cares about:

Organizations Assia supports:


To Act in Public through Geo-Annotation Social Encounters through Locative Media Art(Link)

Open 11 Hybride ruimte
November 2006

Locative media art makes artistic use of location-aware and time-aware media to promote social encounters between users and locations. The social contact is usually experienced via a PC. Assia Kraan wonders whether the shared location is only the pretext or also the location for social activity.Locative media art makes artistic use of location-aware and time-aware media to promote social encounters between users and locations. The social contact is usually experienced via a PC. Assia Kraan wonders whether the shared location is only the pretext or also the location for social activity.

Citysense. Locatiebewust reflecteren op stedelijke ervaringen met locatieve mediakunst.(Link)

University of Utrecht
November 2005

Master thesis. A historic analytic and theoretical research of locative media art and sensing of place by city inhabitants.
Thesis is in Dutch.

The Augmented City Lab reported(Link)

Augmented City Lab
September 2009

"This year at PICNIC, Waag Society, 7scenes and Layar organised a one-day Augmented City Lab, hosted and moderated by Ronald Lenz.
Ronald Lenz - Waag Society & 7scenes

‘Augmented city’ stands for city space enriched with information. The aim of the meeting was to focus on near-future scenarios for mobile location-aware services in city space. In a public session called THINK, local and international experts discussed the opportunities current practices have for the Augmented City. This session was followed by MAKE, creative prototyping sessions, where teams of experts from diverse disciplines together created inspiring services. During the day speakers and public got into discussion about ‘the virtual’ versus ‘the real’ in city space and in addition introduced some inspiring new concepts."




  • Situational leadership II certified by Blanchard international


  • Dancing For Birth instructor (


  • Quinity Insurance Solution courses
  • professional skills (idea presentation, customer communication etc) courses

Independent Coursework

  • Iyengar yoga - prenatal and regular from 2009 untill 2013 - Studio Dipika in Utrecht
  • Argentine Tango 2006 untill 2008 at El Gancho, 2008 at La Zapada in Utrecht
  • Swing dance beginners course 2005 at Swing in Utrecht
  • Modern dance with baby 2010 at Mama danst in Utrecht
  • Modern dance 2004 at Utrecht centre of Arts (UCK)
  • Belly dance 2003 at Yazila's Al Hambra studio in Utrecht
  • Salsa, Bachata, Samba 2004 - 2005 at Union Salsa in Utrecht


Muzikale tandemfiets (Musical bicycle)(Link)

The musical bicycle is a portable interactive installation in which bicycles, musical experience and sustainability come together. By cycling, energy is generated. This green energy puts the bike into music that you can hear through a headphone. It was presented on several outdoor festivals

Team members:

When do you feel alive?(Link)

I feel alive when…

is a social art project in public space. Tell us when, where and how you feel most alive.

This project is launched in the multicultural community of Gamboa and Santa Cruz (Panama) close to 21 December 2012, when the Mayan calendar ends and some people believe the world will end. Most communication about this day is focused on fear and death. I feel alive when… focuses on change and life. See the communities contributions on the project site under Events.

This is an ongoing project. People can continue writing their contributions on the project site.

Cuando te sientes vivo? (When do you feel alive?)(Link)

The second edition of 'When do you feel alive?' took place the 23th of February 2013 on music festival FCVM in Panama city. The public contributed enthusiastically as seen on the photo's at the project site.

Team members:

Subjectief plekken archief (Subjective archive of places)(Link)

Urban community art project 'Tussenland' commissioned by city of Amsterdam.

We marked places (plekken) important to inhabitants of the area. The subjective archive tells the stories behind those places.

Team members:


Landmark jewelry. The mill 'de Ster' is the landmark of the neighborhood Lombok in Utrecht (NL). It is honored in wooden jewelry.


  1. German

    Limited working proficiency
  2. English

    Professional working proficiency
  3. Spanish

    Elementary proficiency
  4. Dutch

    Native or bilingual proficiency


  • Social Media
  • User Experience
  • Art
  • Multimedia
  • Teaching
  • Team Management
  • Project Management
  • Concept Development
  • Product Information...
  • Functional Design
  • Coaching Staff
  • Locative media
  • Academic research
  • Academic writing
  • Community Arts
  • Multidisciplinary teams
  • Customer Contact
  • Prenatal dance
  • Postnatal dance
  • Birth
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Graphic Design
  • GPS tracking
  • Laser Cutting
  • Daf (Iranian drum)
  • HTML
  • Apple software
  • Coaching
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