Judy Lijdsman studied dance and drama at Codarts (Rotterdam), ArtEZ (Arnhem) and Theatschool De Trap (Amsterdam). She danced for six years with dance company De Stilte and has been working freelance in theater, film and television since 2009. She has worked with directors such as Joeri Vos, Isil Vos, Iván Fischer, Hans Breetveld, Erik Willems and Wiske Sterringa, makes their own performances and has played with FC Bergman, Likeminds, Peeping Tom and in several productions of Dutch National Opera, among others in the direction of Ivo van Hove and Simon McBurney.
Judy also did workshops at, among others, Bert Luppes / Theater Artemis, Franz Marijnen / Troubleyn Jan Fabre, Helena Pikon / Pina Bausch, Daria Bukvić, Niels Croiset / Nachtgasten, Reinier Schimmel / Jakop Ahlbom, Timothy de Gilde (Toneelgroep Oostpool) and Nina Spijkers. On television she appeared in Flikken Maastricht and Doctor Tinus series and in commercials for, among others, Vakantiebeurs, Albelli and IKEA. Besides being an actress, Judy works as a tour guide at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet and writes for the music theater company Veenfabriek.