House dance is a freestyle street dance and social dance that has roots in the underground house music scene of Chicago and New York. House dance is often improvised and emphasizes fast and complex foot-oriented steps combined with fluid movements in the torso, as well as floor work. There is an emphasis on the subtle rhythms and riffs of the music, and the footwork follows them closely.
Marie Kaae started dancing in ’96 in Denmark building a strong foundation in Jazz, contemporary and hiphop choreography from an early age. She began to perform in Theatres and shows at the age of 13 in ’99 and continued on this path untill 2003 where she decided to take a long break from the commercial dance scene.
When She began dancing again in 2006 It was with an interest in dancing as a path of human development and with the discovery of Housedance culture in Paris.
in 2007 Marie moved to Paris and lived there until 2014 where she took classes with many of Paris world renowned dancers, engaged wholeheartedly in the freestyle community and training. She formed the crew “Les Dudettes” together with ‘Chriz’ Nypan (NO) & Khoudia Toure (SN). During this time she also re-entered the professional dance activities working with numerous brands, artist and dance companies led by contemporary as well as hip hop choreographers.
In Paris she founded the non-profit community party TAP WATER JAM together with Theo Rafiki and Ejoe Wilson, which she then launched in Denmark upon returning to her hometown Copenhagen in 2014.
Since then Marie has founded the Nordic urban Dance Network “Nordic Unity” as an initiative to further collaboration between nordic dancers and organizers, which she currently lead together with Martin Ferreti (SE). In Denmark She teaches dance education programs, while teaching workshops around world and engaging in the Battle scene as both Jury and contestant.
Marie made gained a lot of attention after winning “House Dance Forever” twice in 2015, in Amsterdam and Japan where she faced some of the worlds greatest dancers. Marie now enjoys to share her particular approach to house dance with dancers around the world through workshops, & dialogues, as she continues to develop her own dance and compete in battles.