Klaas received his dance education at the Brabants Conservatorium (Tilburg, the Netherlands) and the Paris Opera Ballet School. He danced with the Royal Ballet of Flanders, the Cie. Angelin Preljocaj and with Scapino Ballet Rotterdam in ballets by Balanchine, Nureyev, Kylián, Wubbe, Preljocaj, De Châtel and Leine&Roebana, among others. He is currently a staff member of the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam.
Quote: “Throughout my carreer, I have felt it as a privilege to work with dancers and choreographers from all kinds of backgrounds and with sometimes very personal styles. Meanwhile, I have always been able to fall back on my classical roots and the richness, musicality and rigour of ballet technique. The tremendous joy that this technique has given me as a dancer is the inspiration for all my classes.”