Mark van Bergen (1975) is journalist and university lecturer specialized in electronic dance music and its industry. He runs the Dutch Dance Industry Lab at Fontys Academy for Creative Industries in Tilburg and is founder/editor-in-chief of dance music platform Thisisourhouse.nl. His first book on the Dutch Dance scene was published in 2013 and won the Pop Media Award, the most important award for music journalism in The Netherlands.
Dutch Dance is his fourth book project. Also contributing to this book are professor Ton Wilthagen (Tilburg University) and his colleague Andrew Cartwright, who has provided the translation.