About Wubkje Kuindersma

The Hague, Netherlands

Wubkje Kuindersma (CBA ’19) is a freelance choreographer from The Netherlands and is Young Creative Associate with Dutch National Ballet since 2021. Human connection and gender equality are important themes in her work. Dance Magazine included Kuindersma in its ‘Top 25 to watch for 2019’, an annual list of dancers, choreographers and companies the magazine deems representative of the future of dance. In 2019, Kuindersma was nominated for the Prize of the Dutch Dance Days Maastricht, an award for young, promising talent. In 2016 she received the BNG Award for Excellent Talent in choreography. Her duet “Two and Only” for Dutch National Ballet delivered Marijn Rademaker a nomination for the Prix Benois de la Danse 2018. Her choreography “Architecture of Hope” for West Australian Ballet won the West Australian Performing Arts Award for Best New Work in 2020. Wubkje creates works for both ballet and contemporary companies. Music plays a vital role in her creations and she enjoys to get creative with other art forms as film, fashion, theatre, motion capture and other. She often designs her own costumes and stagedesign for her creations. Critic’s Choice Dance Europe mentioned Kuindersma’s “Anatomy of Light” as one of best premieres in 2022, alongside works of “Beaujean,” “Van Schaijk,” “Goecke” and “Clug.” She currently creates her first full length story ballet Echoes of Van Gogh at West Australian Ballet, with premiere september 8th 2023 in Perth. Kuindersma has created new works for Dutch National Ballet and its Junior Company, Korzo&Ndt, Ballett Dortmund, das Hessisches Staatsballett, Ballet Kiel, West Australian Ballet, Noverre Society of Stuttgart Ballet, BalletX, Danish Dancetheater, Skånes Dansteater, Ballett Coburg, Beijing Dance Academy, the Dutch National Ballet Academy, John Neumeier’s Bundesjugendballet, Codarts University of Arts, Dantzaz, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Skanes Dansteater, and others.

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.