Jan was born and raised in Stuttgart, in the South of Germany. From an early age on, dance was an essential part of his life. With Paulo Lopes he was trained in Capoeira and Brazilian solo dances, such as Axé, Samba-Reggae, Afro and Samba no pé. He found his passion for Zouk in 2008, where he taught and learnt beside Zouk other solo and couple dances. Through the participation at several international Zouk congresses he soon developed a sound understanding of styles and teaching approaches.
The continuous improvement of his own capabilities, as a dancer and teacher is his driving force and challenge at the same time. Currently he is focussing much on contact improvisation, Laban dance approaches and eastern energy work.
Jan is co-founder and managing director of ProZouk UG, the organised the INTERNATIONAL ZOUK CONGRESS BERLIN 2010, 2011 and 2012. And the upcoming SENSUAL SUMMER FESTIVAL BERLIN 2014.