Jeanette Van Der Molen (Richardson) was invited by Van Collins to join as a full Company member with Rasa Dance Chicago in 2006. Chicago Sun-Times dance critic described Jeanette and several of her fellow Company members as incredibly strong female dancers with tremendous verve. In the last 5 years Miss Van Der Molen has performed major roles in productions such as RASA Takes On and New Moves Dance Chicago.
Jeanette also had the chance to show her talent in neoclassical, modern and contemporary choreographed master pieces such as;
Jon Lehrer’s “The Way Within“, Van Collins “Seating Arrangements” and “Riot In The Heart”. Miss Jeanette has been invited to appear at various prestigious concerts, benefits and festivals all over the United States, and most recently appeared as a guest artist in Athletes of Dance Dracula’s Ball. Jeanette has been praised for her incredible talent and sincere passion for dance.
Miss Jeanette has served as a judge for Cathy Roe Ultimate Dance Competitions as well as a choreographer for CRU Nationals in July 2012. Her other talents include Pilates and other forms of Fitness instruction with a strong emphasis on dance. She has taught at several fitness clubs including Xsport Fitness, YMCA’s, Park Districts and most recently Rondi’s Self Fitness.
Jeanette Van Der Molen is now in her 15th year of teaching, directing and choreographing for numerous studios in the Chicago land area. Once establishing the rank of a renowned teacher she chose to open a school and company. Since then her choreography has received critical acclaim and awards for competitions, showcases and performances. Jeanette is currently a teacher, choreographer and director with Dream Contemporary Dance Company. She continues to enjoy sharing her passion for dance with all of her students.