Marijke de Vos (Vlissingen, 1986) graduated in 2008 from ArtEZ University of the Arts Arnhem in the direction of Dance Maker. In 2009, De Vos started her own dance company under the name Teddy shouldn’t smoke, with which she created various productions for both in theatre as well as site specific works.
De Vos likes crossing borders in her choreographies and collaborating with other disciplines. She draws inspiration from the natural response of the human body to unpleasant situations, constantly playing with the border between reality and imagination. In her performances she explores emotionality and the dark side of the psyche. Sometimes with irony, but bloody serious when needed.