The hugely productive Paul Lightfoot (1966, Kingsley, Engeland) and Sol León (Córdoba, Spanje) started creating together 25 years ago. Since then the inseparable duo created fifty pieces for NDT. In 2002 they were appointed house choreographers for the company exclusively. Together they won prestigious awards, such as the Benois de la Danse and the Herald Archangel. In 2014 León & Lightfoot celebrated their 25-anniversary.

Paul Lightfoot
Sol León


Associate choreographers & guest choreographers

NDT is one of the few dance companies that invites so many choreographers on an annual basis, providing them the opportunity to create new works with a virtuoso modern dance company. It is therefore not surprising that international, award-winning choreographers such as Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, Hofesh Shechter and Edward Clug are recurring guests at NDT. In addition, world renowned associate choreographers Marco Goecke and Crystal Pite complete NDT’s repertoire on a regular basis with contemporary masterpieces. The presence of established as well as upcoming choreographers leads to creative cross-pollinations of memorable ballets of the highest quality.

Marco Goecke
Associate choreographer
Crystal Pite
Associate choreographer
Gai Behar
Sharon Eyal
Johan Inger
Medhi Walerski
Hans van Manen
Imre van Opstal
Marne van Opstal
Jiří Kylián
Gabriela Carrizo
Franck Chartier
Edward Clug
Ohad Naharin
Jiří Pokorný
Alexander Ekman
Hofesh Shechter