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Marienke van Terheijden

If you want to travel fast, travel alone, but if you want to travel far, travel together.

I have always been the contemplating kind of girl. Looking around, wondering, investigating, curious, thinking.

This quality drove me to travel, to dive into different cultures and be amazed, that things could be so different from what I was used to. I loved challenging myself in this manner and started to look at my surroundings like I was looking at a different culture.

Then I started to see things differently. I realized that you don’t need to go far to travel and learn.I also saw some things that appeared to be the norm, made me sad, angry and confused and I wanted to use that energy to come to action.

In 2009 I graduated as a drama teacher, and since then I’ve been using theatre and education to tell stories and educate subjects that are near to my heart. I worked in community theatre, high schools and wrote and acted in educational plays...Always using humor and openness.

At the moment I tour the Dutch public schools with an educational comedy-play about traffic safety, act in commercials, write stories and plays and…join forces with Allison.

Because ‘if you want to travel fast, travel alone, but if you want to travel far, travel together.’