MARJOLEIN DALLINGA was born in the Netherlands where she studied Fine Arts. She moved to Montreal, Canada, in 1989 to pursue her art project by making art books and jewelry. While raising a family, her creativity led her to make toys and teach in art classes. This led her to discover the felt, and now she works mainly in this environment.
The world famous Cirque du Soleil has been interested in Marjolein's work and for many years has been involved in their costume creations while creating end products for their shows. Marjolein created her own company and works in her studio on sewing and dyeing. She has been teaching the art of felt for thirteen years in North and South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
In recent years, she has won three awards for her costumes made for the WOW (portable art world) in New Zealand. She has also collaborated with the Théâtre du Soleil troupe.