Merissa Lakerveld received her diploma for dance teacher and dancer at the Nova College Dans in Haarlem in 2011 and studied for dance teacher at the Fontys Dansacademie. During her internships at primary schools and ballet schools she gained in experience teaching young children. Besides teaching Merissa has another passion: folklore and world dance.
She dances in folkore ensembles with whom she performs at dance festivals in foreign countries. Merissa tries to integrate all this knowledge in different cultures into her dance classes for Damoves since 2015.