Paul Lightfoot (1966, England) is Artistic Director of Nederlands Dans Theater since September 2011. In 1985 he joined the company, starting as a dancer with NDT 2. Two years later Lightfoot joined NDT 1, where he danced until 2008. During his dancing career, he started choreographing together with Sol León.
León and Lightfoot have been a choreographer’s duo since 1989 and together they have created more than fifty pieces for the company, for which they received prestigious awards. In 2002 León and Lightfoot were appointed house choreographers for NDT, a positioArtistic Directorn he held until August 2020.