We are

Meraki Dance Collective is a dynamic duo of two international, passionate & professional dancers and dance teachers who travel where their heart leads them. Meet Liam O’Callaghan & Loura Sita van Krimpen.

Express yourself

We at MDC believe that dance is a unique way to connect with anyone, anywhere on this beautiful planet. We also experience that dance is an artistic way to express oneself and we are grateful to guide you through this special process. This can be done on any level, at any age, and in any style.

Take more chances,
dance more dances.

Liam O’Callaghan & Loura Sita van Krimpen – the founders of MDC – are specialized in modern/contemporary dance and several dance improvisations techniques. Besides teaching workshop intensives and dance courses we also love to perform.

MDC has performed and taught at the SINO Dutch International Dance Festival in Guangzhou; coached bachelor students from renown Dutch art university Codarts during their stay in China for already 3 years; judged at the International Youth Arts festival in Foshan and Macau; fully organized a Modern Dance Intensive in Foshan;­­ performed own work at the Hummingbird Youth Dance Festival in Zhuhai; performed, choreographed and taught at the International Dance Festival in both Zhengzhou and Nanning. Besides these projects, MDC has also enjoyed the smaller, intimate shows and private classes catered throughout Asia.

To conclude, Meraki, is a Greek word for doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put “something of yourself” into what you’re doing, whatever it may be. This is what we stand for, this inspires us every day.

Please feel free to contact us with any inquiry or proposal. We are looking forward to working with you! 

Liam O’Callaghan

18 | 05 | 1985
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Multimedia College Amsterdam (2003)
ISH Dance & Theatre College (2001 – 2005)

Breakdancing; Hip Hop; Locking; Acrobatics; Freestyle/improvisation; Experimental; Hollywood martial arts; Contemporary.

Performer; Director; Choreographer; Teacher; Technical Producer; Production Coordinator; Martial Artist; Model; Stuntman; Actor; Entrepreneur.

Traveling; Spirituality; Science; Art; Gaming; Mechanical Engineering and DIY.

Loura Sita van Krimpen

08 | 08 | 1992
Durban, South-Africa

Codarts, Rotterdam – School of Arts
Bachelor of Dance in Education (2010 – 2014)

Modern dance; Dance improvisation;

Contemporary; Floorwork; Ballet; Modern Jazz.

Performing artist; Dance teacher; Choreography; Modelling;
Theatre/Dance producing; Graphic design; Acting; Write proficient. 


Art; Spirituality; Travelling; DIY; Yoga; Vedic teachings; Vegetarian/Vegan Cuisine; Designing; Being creative; learning languages.

Follow our adventures on our Instagram @merakidancecollective