Caroline Harder studied dance at the Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands.
As a dancer she worked with Dance Works Rotterdam for about 20 years. As a dancer Caroline worked with diverse choreographers amongst them, Ton Simons, Amanda Miller, Jacobo Godani, Stephen Petronio, Nannine Linning, Tere O’Connor, Anouk van Dijk and Rafael Bonachela. During her career her contribution to dance was recognized with the Silver Swan Award (best performance) in 1995 and the Golden Swan Award (life time achievement) in 2007. Aside from being a dancer she was participating as a member of various jury’s like the Concours Eurovision for Young Dancers and the Amsterdam Arts Awards.
As an active member she was involved in various advisory committees amongst them the Performing Arts Fund NL. In addition to her career in dance Caroline is an accomplished coach.
In her current work as head of Dance in Performance at Codarts University of the Arts Caroline applies her expertise in Dance, coaching and management to create inspiring and outstanding educational programs in close collaboration with the professional network.