The mission, vision and the profile of NDT

Dance is a universal means of communication that connects and inspires, that transcends cultures and generations and creates space to build a stronger community.

Emily Molnar artistic director NDT


It is NDT’s purpose to connect people and to inspire them, to enrich people’s lives, give them new experiences, let them open up to new ideas and perspectives. NDT creates and presents relevant and innovative contemporary dance and is committed to high quality and collaboration in all different ways. NDT connects to large and diverse audiences and communities in the Hague, the Netherlands and all over the world.


Art is like oxygen for the spirit. Every human being needs to experience the pleasure of different forms of art. NDT believes that art can help people to understand each other better. Art opens the mind and heart for the unknown and helps to become more creative in finding new ways or new solutions. Art shows a broad and diverse perspective on the world. That’s why NDT believes that art can enrich our lives.

NDT is a role model in the world of contemporary dance by promoting diversity and inclusion in and through all that we do. Therefore, NDT gives room to many different voices and artists.

Core values

  • We are open minded and curious.
  • We dearly want to collaborate inside and outside the company.
  • We treat each other with respect.
  • We are creative and authentic.
  • We communicate with clarity and transparency.

Way of working

We are creative, driven and outreaching and we aim for the highest quality in everything we do. We do that with integrity and always in collaboration.


NDT is an internationally recognized creation house. Its signature is built on quality and creativity and we strive for diversity and innovation. Two companies NDT 1 and NDT 2 perform, develop and create contemporary dance in The Hague, the Netherlands and the rest of the world. Two different professional companies; NDT 2 for talented young professionals and NDT 1 for mature dancers on the top of their career.