Nancy Anna Francina Coolen wound up with a shortened name (“Nance”), a career in Eurodance music, and a second career as a TV host, all before turning 40. (She’s 41 tomorrow.) There is, of course, the usual array of slightly exciting pictures:
Nance was discovered by Ruud van Rijen, who created the dance act Twenty 4 Seven in 1989. She remained with van Rijen through 1996; he continues the group today.
This video, set to Nance’s 2003 solo single “If You Wanna Dance,” contains a brief history of her career:
Last I looked, she was doing Showniews for the Dutch channel SBS 6.