A French native of Dutch descent, Nelly van Bommel was selected as one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in January 2010. She is an award-winning choreographer (1st Jury Prize, Genesis International Choreographic Competition/Milwaukee Ballet, 2007; 1st Jury Prize, New American Talent/Dance/Ballet Austin, 2010) whose work has been featured in France, Taiwan, Canada, and the U.S. in major festivals and venues.
Her residencies include Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting (MAD AIR), Western Michigan University Department of Dance in collaboration with DanceWorks Chicago, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center, which produced her company NØA Dance’s spring 2012 season.
She has been a guest teacher at the Taipei National University of the Arts and an e-choreographer at Springboard Danse Montreal. Her full-length production of Snow White, produced by Ballet Austin, premiered in 2013 in Austin, Texas. In 2012–13, she was the director of choreography at the RDA Summer National Choreography Intensive. Ms. van Bommel is currently an assistant professor in the Conservatory of Dance at Purchase College, serving as the interim assistant director in 2014–15.
MMDG's Incubator Series is uniquely designed to offer dancers and emerging choreographers a chance to network, share ideas and develop community in a fun and inspiring environment. Intermediate to professional dancers work directly with established performing artists in a mini-intensive format to workshop new ideas and/or use the choreographic tools of the featured artist to inform their own creative process.