Describe yourself, your background and what you do today.
I’m a freelance performer. I was born in Brussels, studied theatre and dance in France and worked for different choreographers and directors in both countries. I was part of the cabaret Les Nuits Bas Nylon in Brussels and I played for various kinds of theatre pieces, however today I’m only involved in dance and movies.
How has Brussels shaped you as an individual as well as your professional activities?
I grew up in Forest/Vorst and had the chance to study at L’école en couleur, where I learnt a sense of creativity and curiosity. I saw a lot of dance shows when I was young, which gave me the desire to do my job. I feel like there is always a way to get by in Brussels; I remember when I was a kid, we found almost all our furniture on the streets. There is – or used to be – a cheap alternative for almost everything. I learned how to find my way and use the city at a very young age.
List three things you like the most about Brussels.
- My friends: I feel like people always have a bit of spare time to hang out and spend quality time. The friendships I have here are very strong and based on trust.
- The art life
- Night shops and fritkots that stay open late.
I feel like there is always a way to get by in Brussels.
List three deciding factors that converted you to bicycle use.
- It’s cheap.
- Biking allows me to be autonomous and not rely on public transport. Even on a rainy day, I’d rather ride my bike than take the bus.
- I love exercising and cycling keeps me in shape – I’m not afraid of hills.
What are your favourite bike routes in Brussels?
The path along the canal is very pleasant because it’s separate from the cars and I like this area. I would very much like to see a new cycle path on the pedestrian zone too.