Jomecia bridges the gap between Africa and Europe in her dance performance

TEDxAmsterdamWomen - Jomecia

Dance artist Jomecia brought a different vibe to the TEDxAmsterdamWomen stage. Her smooth and precise movements had a calming effect on the audience.. She came off as a powerful dancer with her strong gestures, and she was dancing on her bare feet. Her dance had elements of both ballet and pop-and-locking. The Rotterdam-born Afro-Surinamese dancer, combined traditional Surinamese and western elements in her solo performance.

In her dance acts she tries to bridge the gap between African and European expressions, by combining them in her performance. At age 10 she started studying at Lucia Marthas Institute for Performing Arts, where she was trained in ballet, tap-dance, jazz, modern and everything in between. When she graduated with a degree in performing arts she started working as dancer in street dance and hip hop. She toured with artists like Diana Ross, Eva Simons, Armin van Buuren and Lionel Richie. On top of that, she was a guest choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance Ukraine.

A great addition to our stage!