Dream Job of Dorottya Kiss

I have met, or rather heard and seen Dorottya at the networking event /conference for Women’s Day this year on 08 March 2014 in The Hague. Due to the fact that I love dance and that I am motivated by passionate people, I was absolutely fascinated and inspired by  Dorottya’s story and therefore I asked her to share her dream job with all of you…

Name:      Dorottya Kiss


  • Born and lived 17 years in Budapest (Hungary)
  • Currently living 15 in Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • The rest …2 years I have worked on ‘sea’…

What is your dream?
I believe this blog wouldn’t have enough place to express my dreams… Dorottya
Perhaps the best answer would be now- that I’m trying to live my dreams…sometimes with success and sometimes with hope to reach the dream…

What is my dream job?
What I have been doing and doing now…Director & Choreographer  & Performing Arts Professional
More recently: Cultural Entrepreneur & Cultural Economists with a Cultural Sociological ‘twist’

In summary I would say: I’am a VISIONARY – CREATIVE & DREAMER – IMPLEMENTER and this is my job…

How did you achieve your goal = dream job?
With a lot of…

  • dreaming, dreaming, dreaming…
  • envisioning
  • studying
  • practicing
  • failure and standing up and failure and standing up…
  • believing, believing, believing
  • collaborating
  • openness…
  • doing doing doing…
  • learning from my faults…

How did you achieve your dream-job? / how do you plan to achieve your goal=dream job?
My answer would be the same as here above the previous answer to the previous question 

What is your tip to others concerning the Dream Job / Life?

  • dream, dream, dream,
  • envision
  • study
  • practice
  • dare to fail and than stand up
  • believe, believe, believe
  • collaborate- and understand when you need to operate alone and when you need teamwork
  • stay open for anything that comes…
  • DO DO DO
  • learning from your faults
  • surround yourself with motivating people, who give you positive energy, but have enough people who are critically challenging you…
  • when things isn’t going the right way…realize YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN CHANGE IT…YOU CREATE YOUR OWN REALITY…do something about it….

Who are you?


…A ‘creative’ with a passion for the (performing) arts, (cultural) entrepreneurial activities and for collaborations within and outside the creative fields…

…An individual with -according to my friends, colleagues and teachers- a quite ambitious attitude towards making the world a ‘better place’…

…A person who gets energy by motivating people and helping them to find different ways of perceiving themselves and making the best of their capabilities…

…A woman who -no matter what happened or will happen- refuses to be a victim of people or life in general and who believes: ‘We create our own reality’ …

…and while dreaming and envisioning, creating and implementing, collaborating, motivating and helping others, I’ am Dorottya Kiss who keeps on developing and learning from everything and everybody…

I’ am the Founder & Director of the following non-profit & for-profit companies:

de KISS moves FUSION Dance Company (Since 2005)
BARDooo Art Works – DESIGN (Since 2011)
STAGE 2 CONNECT- The Global Performing Arts Network (Since 2013)

Further on this matter I’ am a:

Dance Industry professional: Dancer & Choreographer (Since 1997)
BA Cultural Scientist (focus: Sociology & Economics of Arts & Culture)  (Since 2013)
MA in Cultural Economics & Entrepreneurship (expected 2014)
MA in Arts and Cultural Sciences (expected 2014)
Besides my first passion for the performing arts (specifically dance art) I have been so lucky to discover science as another ‘obsession’. Besides being a director, choreographer/performing arts professional, general manager, and a co-creative designer and thus a cultural entrepreneur for more than 13 years now, my ambition is not to only integrate science into my works on stage, but also to my everyday life as a professional working mainly within the performing arts industry (however I’m open to any other sectors to collaborate with and to use my know-how).

Cultural Economics, Entrepreneurship and Management, (Cultural) Sociology, Cultural Policy Making & Integration Strategies, Business Creation & Branding, Organizations (its theory, sociology and culture), (Cultural) Entrepreneurship, Urban Development Strategies and in general the Cultural and Creative Industries are areas that catch my main interest. My work experience within many layers of the Performing Arts sector has taught me to adjust to a continuously changing environment and tackle (organizational, financial, psychological etc.) problems with an open mind and a persistent creative approach.

Without being conceited, I do believe that the balance between passion and know-how, art & creativity, business and science confer me with a unique combination of skills that could contribute to the many non-profit and for-profit organizations out there…

Besides being a continuous entrepreneur I’m also highly interested to collaborate with or work for people/ organizations that seek my contribution on a personal-, organizational-, local-, national-, (EU) or international level.

After teaching (different kind of dance techniques and Pilates) for many years and giving (motivational) workshops for dance industry professionals, recently I also started to give motivational speeches and workshops for a more ‘general’ public. This is a new area I’m discovering and enjoying right now.

Within 7 years from now I will publish my first book. I would like to share my story with others and perhaps inspire people to never give up dreaming and realizing those dreams…

Coordinated by Dream Job Diva