NDT Summer Intensive 2022

From July 25 to August 6, we opened the doors of our brand new building, Amare, to 60 young dancers who came from all over the world for the NDT Summer Intensive 2022. They exchanged knowledge, inspiration and creativity with a fantastic team of former and current NDT dancers, teachers and choreographers! On this page you can see and read about what the NDT Summer Intensive means for dancers and find photos from the project. Enjoy reading and watching!


Photo: Sacha Grootjans

What does a day at NDT Summer Intensive looks like?

Experiences of the participants

Participant Matchima Flos. Photo: Sacha Grootjans
Participant Ruth Lee (rechts) Photo: Sacha Grootjans
Participant Eduardo Comello. Photo: Sacha Grootjans


The NDT Summer Intensive is the perfect place for me to develop further. Both as a dancer and as a person. After my participation in the NDT Young Talent Project in 2020 I was always looking forward to taking part in the summer intensive. During the two intensive weeks you will share the passion and pleasure of contemporary dance with 60 dancers from all over the world.

There is a special energy every day that I feel in the studio from everyone. A powerful energy to learn and the curiosity to continuously discover something new helps a lot with contact improvisation, partner work, different repertoire and the process for the new creation. During these weeks it is not about creating a perfect result, but about leaving your comfort zone, making new choices, taking risks and being inspired by your group. Gaining experience that you can further develop after the NDT Summer Intensive.”


“I came into this intensive with a primary goal in mind; to deepen my understanding of my role as a dancer with the intention to discover qualities that are uniquely mine to offer to this art form. By the first week, I was already immersed in a world of abundant creativity with so much inspiration and atmosphere of growth. It was amazing to have knowledge shared by the members of the extraordinary faculty who introduced new ideas and sensations to investigate. It has been an absolute gift to experience these two weeks with such a diverse group of people from around the world that share this commonality—a passion for dance. I’ve made unforgettable memories that I will cherish and take on in my future endeavors. I hope to continuously have many, more “light bulb” moments!”


I feel like this is the place to be! The place where you can be whoever you want to be with no judgements or any sort of bad feedback. I had so much support from each and every peep during this intensive, I couldn’t be more grateful! I now understand how important the concept of process is, how you get from point A to point B is all that matters, all you have to focus on! Because something good, eventually will come out, but as soon as you feel and embrace this kind of process it makes you a whole brand new artist and human being! Thanks NDT Summer Intensive 2022, love to y’all!”

What does the NDT Summer Intensive mean for dancers?

Photo: Sacha Grootjans

Instagram Take Over

In the first week, NDT 1 dancer Kele Roberson, who taught Group C repertoire from choreographer Marco Goecke’s The Big Crying, took over NDT’s Instagram account to show what a day during the Summer Intensive looks like.

View the take over here 

Kele in his own class. Photo: Sacha Grootjans

Georgia Greene, a participant from Group C, also took along our followers for a day during the NDT Summer Intensive and answered questions.

View the take over here

Georgia in class. Photo: Sacha Grootjans
Participant Jackson Haywood. Photo: Sacha Grootjans

Photography by Sacha Grootjans

Participant Matchima Flos. Photo: Sacha Grootjans

During the NDT Summer Intensive, photographer Sacha Grootjans took beautiful photos of all the participants.

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