Since August 2020, Emily Molnar has been the Artistic Director of Nederlands Dans Theater, where her vision is to move the company into a new era of creativity. Molnar has worked and toured extensively throughout the world as an internationally respected and critically acclaimed dance artist, choreographer, mentor, arts advocate, and leader. After graduating from Canada’s National Ballet School in 1990, she pursued a performance career as a member of the National Ballet of Canada, Ballet BC and a soloist with Ballett Frankfurt under director William Forsythe. From 2009-2020, Molnar was the Artistic Director of Ballet BC, where her vision for innovation and collaboration resulted in the creation of over forty-five new works and steered the company to international recognition. For five years, Molnar served as the Artistic Director of Dance at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Her contributions have been recognized with numerous awards and distinctions. In 2016, Molnar was named a Member of the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours, for her contribution to dance.