Mirella received her education at the Royal Balletschool of Antwerp and Nederlands Dans Theater (Young talent class by Ivan Kramar).
She became director of the international private school 'Balletschool Mabel Alter' in 2002. Her school became internationally known when she founded Summerschool Den Haag in the same year.
Her collaborating with appreciated personalities in the international ballet scene and the approach regarding small classes and the possibility of creating an individual schedule for each student made Summerschool Den Haag one of Holland's most appreciated schools for the personal touch in dance training..
In 2012 she began as a guest teacher for Britain's national dance company Rambert (artistic director Mark Baldwin). A year later the company moved into a new building and Mirella was invited to teach the company class for the Open House Event with audiences watching class. Since than she returned many times to Rambert and has been a guest teacher at De Dutch Don't Dance Division (artistic directors Thom Stuart & Rinus Sprong), SALLY Dansgezelschap Maastricht (artistic directors Ronald Wintjens & Stefan Ernst), Matthew Bourne's New Adventures (Artistic Director Sir Matthew Bourne) and Studio Wayne McGregor (artistic director Wayne McGregor).
Helping Young Talent to get the most out of themselves
Mirella enjoys supporting the Dutch dance scene making available scholarships for future dancers a.o. The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam, ArtEZ Dansacademie in Arnhem and international dance competitions.