Veerle van Hecke

Veerle van Hecke graduated as an actress at the Academy of Drama in Eindhoven.

After her studies she played and sang in numerous theatre performances, especially in music theatre performances with which she has the most affinity. She played main roles in a.o. The Marat/de Sade (Peter Weiss), the Triumphant Opera (Brecht), the Imagine Sick (Molière), Into the Woods (Steven Sondheim), Dream of a sleepless night (Gaston Salvatore), Fool for Love (Sam Shepard) and many other productions and worked with Jochem Rooyaards, Reinilde Decleir, Kevin Kuhlke, Karst Woudstra, Zdislaw Wardeyn, Carl Ridders, Jean-Claude Berutti, Geert Kimpen, Gerard Luykenaar, e.a.

She continued her studies with many workshops, singing workshops and masterclasses, among others. in Biomechanics (Ralph Raüker), Improvisation (Keith Johnstone), Music Theatre (Aram Adriaanse), Singing (Peggy Larson, Isabella Ganz, Ingrid Voermans), Course 1 and 2 of Jo Estill-voice training, Meisner technique (Paul Dekker).

She also studied singing with Leni Vermaire (classical) and Floor van Zutphen (jazz). She sang in various bands and borrowed her voice from animated films, series and CD productions. She spent more than 10 years with theatre group Vandenbulck, where she made and performed various youth opera productions.

In addition, she has also devoted herself to teaching. She also likes to work with singers as a drama teacher. Since 2003 she has taught at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Tilburg (formerly the Fontys Conservatory) where she teaches classical and jazz students. She also teaches at the preparatory school for Music Theatre and coaches instrumentalists inside and outside the Conservatoire in stage presentation. Since 2012 she also teaches at the Muziektheater Classiek (Classical Music Theatre) course.

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