Wubkje Kuindersma (CBA ’18) is a Dutch female choreographer. She is educated at the Rotterdam Dance Academy and danced with Danish Dance Theatre, Gulbenkian Ballet, Random Dance, Djazzex, Nürnberg Ballet and in several freelance projects. She performed works by Naharin, Rushton, Mc Gregor, Kylian, Forsythe, Kurz, Chouinard, Velman, Strømgren, and van Berkel, and others. Her acknowledgements include a scholarship from Dansersfonds and a nomination for The Philip Morris Award for outstanding performance in the ITS Festival in Amsterdam. In Fall 2009, Wubkje decided to focus on her love for choreography. Aquasomnia, her first piece of choreography, won an award for originality of movement vocabulary and outstanding movement quality in the choreographic competition U30 in Cologne in 2010. In 2016, Wubkje received the BNG Bank Dance Award for choreographic talent. She choreographed for Noverre Society for dancers of Stuttgart Ballet, Korzo Theater & Netherlands Dance Theater’s program, the National Youth Ballet in Hamburg of John Neumeier and Kevin Haigen, Dantzaz, Danish Dance Theatre, Beijing Dance Academy, Dutch National Ballet Junior Company, Dutch National Ballet, and others. Her duet Two and Only for Dutch National Ballet has been internationally well received. Marijn Rademaker got nominated for the Prix de Benois for his role in this ballet and performed Two and Only together with Timothy van Poucke on the Benois Gala at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Wubkje’s Tales of A Nordic Mind for Danish Dance Theatre delivered dancer Csongor Szabo a nomination as Best Dancer for the prestigious danish Reumert Award.
Dutch National Ballet nominated Wubkje to serve as an Artistic Partnership Initiative Fellow in Summer 2018.
The Artistic Partnership Initiative is a joint initiative between The Center and major professional dance companies around the world to advance the art of choreography. The API Fellowship gives artists selected by the companies the full resources of The Center and NYU for a 3-4 week residency to develop new work.