photo by Karl Giesriegl
Sanne van Dijk is a puppeteer and storyteller based in Amsterdam. She has a deep love for storytelling. For her, stories provide a medium for self-reflection and perceptions on society. Her work is interdisciplinary, combining acting, puppetry and music with her storytelling.
Graduated from the Academy of Theatre in Amsterdam in 2006, Sanne has more than 15 years experience as a performer. She also studied puppetry at the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch in Berlin. The TV production ‘Dropje (Doopie)’, for which she worked as a puppeteer on the main character, was nominated for the International EMMY Kids Awards 2020. She also played the lead character in the sci-fi movie Gliese 581, selected for the Imagine Film Festival 2015. She works in theaters internationally and has performed at site specific theater festivals like Oerol and de Parade.
After years of collaborations in theater she is ready to take up her own place in the spotlight. In her work Sanne draws from her own life experiences to investigate universal truths that cross different cultures and societies. Her stories are honest and confronting. She dares to talk about her own struggles and challenges and provokes the audience to face theirs.