Jess, Emma, Simone & Simone = JESS. Four school friends with unmistakable chemistry off- and on-stage. JESS entered the Kunstbende contest in Zeeland last year and finished first in the Dance category. Although they will perform on the TEDxAmsterdamED stage a trio, you can look forward to a spectacular performance. Kunstbende is an organization aiming to discover, develop and showcase young talent. Over the last 25 years, Kunstbende has become the leading talent contest for young people between the ages of 13 and 18, with categories including dance, expo, language, DJ, fashion, film, music and theatre. Through an intensive trajectory of workshops, open podia, regional qualification rounds and a national final, Kunstbende stimulates young creative talent to take their first steps onto the professional stage. Two of the acts performing for the TEDxAmsterdamED audience have started their creative journey with Kunstbende – JESS and Gaby Ong & Francis.