Team around the artist

Student Life is a high quality student support programme, that enables you to realise your full potential and have a successful and joyful study career. We offer services ranging from housing assistance, insurance guidance, medical screenings as well as nutritional and psychological counselling. Our team consists of: a Performing Arts Health Centre team (PAHC), study coaches, a student counsellor and an international office.

Performing Arts Health Centre


Tessa Könemann

“At Codarts all my interests come together; working with passionate artists, sharing knowledge and research on health and health promotion of performing artists.”

Codarts_Student_Life_Anita_RadierAnita Radier

“After my graduation from Codarts, I worked for ten years as a professional dancer and teacher. Now I am active as a physio-manual therapist for twenty years already. I look forward to helping you!


Benjamin Soerel

“Your body is your instrument for life. If you cannot perform optimally due to injury, I know how this feels like no other and would like to help you get fit again.”


Sandra Buiijng

“Students contact me with all kinds of questions about nutrition. Frequently asked question: does my nutrition contain all the nutrients I need? Together we search for their optimum diet.”

Speech therapist

Sandra Roosenburg

Sandra has over 30 years of experience as a speech and voice  therapist. “Each voice is unique and is influenced by many factors. I love to help promoting its sustainability”.

Mental coaches


Hanneke van der Wal

“For me there’s not a day without music. Working with young artists on resilience and mental toughness is an inspiring job and it fascinates me that personal growth never ends.”

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Student psychologist

“From minor to major concerns as a dramaturge and (GZ) psychologist, I feel privileged to guide your story within Codarts.”

Performance Coach

Connie de Jongh

“As musician and coach Connie works with singers and instrumentalists. She is known for her unconventional diagnostic approach on presentation, personal artistry, technique and professionalism.”

Ear Protection

Peter van Galen

“Your ears are essential in daily life. Exposure to loud sounds can cause hearing damage. I provide earplugs that protect your ears and allow you to perceive sounds better.”

Student Support Services

Student Counsellor 

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“I consider it a fun challenge to work together with colleagues and students to find solutions and a course of action that can help students optimise their performance and study career.”

International Office


Asia Ross

“To support enthusiastic young artists from all over the world matches beautifully with my passion for other cultures and the personal stories of our students.”


Projects, Administration and Support

Stephanie Keizer
Head of Student Life

“Building a game changing student support system to help our talented students thrive and get the most out of their potential – that is my drive and goal as Head of Student Life.”

Liza Gan-van Iperen

Liza Gan-van Iperen
Student Life Project Manager

“With a background in dance and (work)psychology, two worlds came together when I started working at Codarts. Performing is like elite sport; without a strong mental and physical wellbeing, you won’t make it. I love being part of the team that helps our students to reach their maximum performance!”

Suze Steemers
Student Life Project Officer

“I am a human movement scientist with a background in music. This combination fits well with my activities for Student Life and my  PhD study ‘health problems in music students’.”