Nova Valkenhoff

Nova Valkenhoff

I feel lucky to have chosen the profession of dance. It will never stop challenging me, as a person and as an artist. We can always do better or work harder. But I aspire to never stop being grateful. Grateful for everything that the arts can bring us. Grateful for the the incredible people I am meeting and surrounded with. Grateful for being here. Joining NDT feels like diving into an ocean of inspiration, determination and passion. And I can’t wait for the moment where I will be able to swim. – Nova


Date of birth
13 April 2001

Place of birth
Leiden, The Netherlands


De Havo/Vwo voor Muziek en Dans, Codarts Rotterdam [2012-2018]
Bachelor of Performing Arts, Codarts Rotterdam [2018-2022]

Professional experience
Apprentice with NDT 2 in the 2021-2022 season
NDT 2 dancer since August 2022

in the studio. Photo: Sacha Grootjans