Janine Proost grew up in The Netherlands and moved to Melbourne in 2010.
She studied at Codarts (Rotterdam Dance Academy) and London Contemporary Dance School where she graduated with a BA(Hons) in Contemporary Dance. In Europe she performed with independent choreographers including Luhndahl & Seitl, Cie. Wili Dorner, Eva Recacha, and as a member of improvisation ensemble The Trumpetcreepers.
She created several short works, which have been presented at theatres and alternative locations in The Netherlands, England and Denmark. A highlight of her time in London was her role as curator of Ear Me Now: a performance, video and sound art event in 2010.
In Australia Janine has performed her solo The Fist at Short+Sweet Dance Canberra, was granted a space residency at Lucy Guerin Inc, presented situation, a new short work at Lucy Guerin Inc’s Pieces for Small Spaces, and choreographed for Four Elements community arts festival at Mirramu Arts Centre.
In 2013 Janine develops her new full-length work POTENTIAL, works on Facedance by Sarah Aiken and Rebecca Jensen, and performs in interdisciplinary project No Place by Adelina Larsson. Janine has recently obtained a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and is experimenting with new ways to merge her passion for a resilient Earth-based culture with her dance practice.