Zahira Lieneke Mous, MFA
Founder | Director
Jean-Louis is a close friend and an inspiring advisor to CLTD. He is an accomplished social entrepreneur and owns a broadcasting and media group in his hometown Yaoundé, Cameroon called Diary of Traveling Souls (DOTS). With a Bachelor's degree in Advertising and a Master's in Human Relations and Non-Profit Management from The University of Oklahoma, Jean-Louis may now be called Dr. Ntang as he completed his PhD in Advertising at Howard University in Washington DC. Dr Ntang speaks fluent English, French, and Japanese. Site: dotslabs.co
Alva is a force behind the scenes for CLTD as marketeer. She has a Master of Communication Science and a Bachelor of Communication and Information Studies with a minor in Cultural Studies from the University of Utrecht. In 2008/2009, Alva studied Marketing at The University of Oklahoma where she engaged in many extra-curricular activities to help international student organizations with cultural events. She enjoys playing volleyball, dance, and Zumba!
Jean-Louis Ntang, PhD
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When I visited Brazil for the first time at age 17, the desire to change the world was nearly instant.
I always pursued a life as a dance educator, choreographer, performer, and writer in the arts. I feel so fortunate being able to positively impact the lives of others while sharing the art form I love: Dance.
ZAHIRA LIENEKE MOUS
2018 - Structural changes are being made and plans for becoming an official NGO
2017 - The CLTD team grows with PR specialist Alice Bertoldo
2016 - planning future projects
2015 - CLTD holds Summer Delight FUNdraising workshops in Amsterdam
"Dancing allows me to explore myself
in so many ways, to learn about my limitations and strengths, my ability to cope with adversity and to go farther than I thought I could.
You find out what you're made of."
Alice is passionate about CLTD's mission and vision and is key in outreach and fundraising to communities worldwide. Alice has a Master's Degree in Women and Gender studies from the University of Utrecht and the University of Granada. She also has a Master's Degree in Social and Organizational Psychology, from the University of Padua. Alice has volunteered and worked for several NGOs, where she gained experience in research and fundraising activities. She is currently finishing her training in Drama Therapy. Alice speaks Italian and English, understands Spanish and is learning Dutch. She loves traveling, reading, dancing, meeting new people, and dogs.
dance education projects for girls and young women
Zahira Lieneke founded CLTD because she has a passion for dance and facilitate healing with this art form. She has Master of Fine Arts in Dance and Women's & Gender Studies from the University of Oklahoma. She also earned a Bachelor of Theatre in Education from NHL Polytechnic University in the Netherlands. Zahira Lieneke speaks fluent Dutch, English, Frisian, and Brazilian Portuguese and resides in Amsterdam where she works as a performer, choreographer, dance teacher, cultural producer, and writer. She runs her healing dance theater company Project Zahira|Dance Theater from Amsterdam. Site: projectzahira.com
Alice Bertoldo, MA, MS
Outreach & Fundraising
Changing Lives Through Dance