After studying at the University of Antwerp with a degree in Political Science and Sociology, she decided to continue her interest in dance and movement. For many years she was a teacher at dance studio Arabesque, where she taught children’s dance and classical ballet and the last years of her career she taught pilates.
She was trained as a Pilates instructor by Marjorie Oron at the Pilates Studio in The Hague and by Romana Kryzanowska (herself a pupil of Joseph Pilates). She was also active as a Pilates Instructor in the Pilates Studio in The Hague. She has been a Pilates Instructor in Antwerp for many years and since 2014 she has her own Pilates Studio Classic Pilates. She also trains dance students at the Kunsthumaniora in Antwerp and occasionally works for the choreographer Ann Van Den Broek of the company “WArd/waRD“.
She followed Triadball Pilates workshops with Michael Fritzke and Ton Voogt in Oslo. In April 2006, 2007 and 2009 she attended the Body-Mind-Spirit Conference in Santa Clara California.
She attended anatomy workshops with Lori Coleman-Brown from Seattle and Sabina Formicella from Italy.
Miek also followed several specialized workshops on pregnancy pilates with Chandler Moore Sanders and Lynne Robinson and pilates for clients with osteoporosis and scoliosis at Kathy Corey and Lynne Robinson.
Most recently, she followed several workshops Dynamic Alignment Through Imagery with Eric Franklin from Switzerland and by Kathy Cory, Marie-José Blom and Brent Anderson.