Dancers NDT

“The performers of Nederlands Dans Theater fuse exacting execution and creative ambition to create grotesque, haunting, and sublime images” was the opening line of Broadway World’s review in March 2020, a day after the first performance of NDT 1 in New York City Center.

The quote typifies a company that is praised worldwide for dancers who are both as technically gifted as they are exceptionally virtuoso. “Good technique and a healthy body are important, but NDT mainly looks for dancers with a strong personality,” said artistic director Paul Lightfoot in an interview in 2019. “Collectively, our dancers may not easily fit into a ‘corps de ballet’ – NDT doesn’t have ranks – but each artist is unique in their qualities and musicality. It is precisely the combination of those different, powerful characters that leads to such beauty.”