Jésula Toussaint VisserDancer
JÉSULA TOUSSAINT VISSER
After she was adopted from Haiti, Jésula grew up in Ridderkerk with an art-loving family; her
mother played the guitar and her younger sister was into acting. Although she lived in a small
green village, the big city of Rotterdam has always provided her with the oxygen she needed.
When she was nine years old, she started dancing at Codarts. During her teenage years she
took other dance classes as well, at Lucia Martha, Het Hiphophuis and many other institutes.
She’s now in her fourth year of Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam and has
auditioned at the Poetic Diasters Club to do her internship.
It fits like a glove: The Poetic Disasters Club is more than just a dance company and Jésula
sees herself as more than just a dancer; she’s an artist who specializes in dance but also
practices other art forms.
“This year I hope to learn things that I can’t even come up with for now. Things I don’t know
the existence of yet. To be slightly more concrete, I hope to gain more self-knowledge, to first
deepen into what it is that I am now and to find the beginning of peace in that.”