Jan is an artist, consultant and researcher based in Berlin. From an early age on, dance was an essential part of his life. With Paulo Lopes he was trained in Capoeira and Brazilian solo dances, such as Axé, Samba-Reggae, Afro and Samba no pé. He found his passion for Zouk in 2008, with the Artdance Company, where he taught and learned many Brazilian solo and partner dances, additionally to Zouk. Through the participation at several international Zouk congresses he soon developed a sound understanding of styles and approaches. The continuous improvement of his own capabilities, as a dancer and teacher is his driving force. His classes and workshops are influenced by Contemporary and Modern Dance, Contact Improvisation, Body Work, Systemic Therapy and Eastern energy work. He grounds his work on Laban dance theories. Jan is co-founder and managing director of ProZouk UG, the organization that was responsible for carrying out the INTERNATIONAL ZOUK CONGRESS BERLIN 2010, 2011 and 2012. He is co-organizer of the SENSUAL SUMMER FESTIVAL BERLIN 2014 and member of the management board of Danca Alegria e.V. – Centre for Brazialian and Latin-American dances in Berlin.