Dancer, choreographer

I am a dancer and choreographer. I graduated at the School of Arts Amsterdam in urban/contemporary dance and music-theatre. There, I was trained as a dancer and stimulated to create movement in my own way. After dancing in European and Israeli companies like Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company and Fresco Dance Company, I did projects with choreographers like Emanuel Gat and trained in classes and intensives with Batsheva Dance Company.

I was always very interested in the combination of film and dance, and I developed a specific competency in choreographing cinema films and videoclips for international artists. “White rooms” (Factor B) won the International Music Video Underground award (Los Angeles). “Sisters” won both the TopKapi Fiction Prize (Berlin), the Eye Audience Choice Award (Amsterdam) and some 23 international awards since.  I created several stage dance pieces like “Let me under” (TedTalks Amsterdam) and “River with me”, which won the First price choreography, AmsterDans 2018. My piece “Wolves” won the Kurt Jooss Audience Award 2019 (Essen, Germany).

I teach in The Netherlands and numerous other countries and I am judge at international dance festivals.

Emma Evelein - Choreographer and Dancer

Work philosophy

In my work I am always looking for honesty, connection and dialogue – between people or within an individual. The urge to dance is almost more important than the movement itself. Musicality in movement is very important to me and I am searching for different inputs to create a broad language. I like to work with the characters of my dancers, so the dancer can be as honest as possible in her/his performance, and therefore the audience or the spectator has the possibility to connect with the creation.


PROJECT/PIECE                                 FUNCTION                        CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Kurt Jooss Essen – Wolves Dancer & choreographer
As far as thin air – DINO Schiedam Dancer & choreographer with Lucien Denny
100 jaren leven – Public Library Amsterdam Dancer & choreographer with poet Smita James
Let’s talk stumbling folks Choreographer & director
Arbakkinn – Battery Dance Festival New York Dancer & choreographer with Lucien Denny
Tedtalks Amsterdam Performance Dancer & choreographer
Mantra Dancer Liran Michaeli (IS)
Dragonit Dancer Fresco Dance Company (IS)
Sounds like yourself Dancer Michael Getman (IS)
Let me under for Dance Connects Dancer & choreographer
Both your hands for Het vergeten kind Dancer & choreographer
Solo Quinten (various festivals and events) Dancer & choreographer
Solo Postman (Vondelpark theater) Dancer & choreographer
Solo River with me – a solo part Dancer & choreographer
River with me – for Amsterdans Choreographer
Puccini for 2 Choreographer
Pre-programme Scapino Ballet Dancer & choreographer with Lucien Denny
All my friends, repertoire evening Dancer & choreographer
Urban Heroes Festival Choreographer
End performance, Lucia Marthas Institute Choreographer
Third song – Venice Biennale Dancer Emanuel Gat
Art film
Lambs Choreographer
Victoria (fashion film) Choreographer
De Operateur Choreographer
Numb Dancer & choreographer with Matthew Decuyper
Wolves – the film Dancer & choreographer with Bo Bolderink
A Flood Remains Choreographer
Sisters – for Nederlandse Film Academie Choreographer
Bloed, zweet & tranen Choreographer
Sofie (tribute) Dancer & choreographer
Starring – for Dansblok Leiden Dancer & choreographer
I’ll be changed by then (various festivals) Dancer & choreographer
Escaping Tara – for escape room Dancer & choreographer
Daphnis & Cloe – Cinematic Orchestra Dancer Reve Terborg
Music video
Noir – Yseult Dancer
Animalistic Believes – Mindset:reset Choreographer
Yesterday – Dub Vision Dancer & choreographer with Lucien Denny
Omri Tindal – AlphA Choreographer with Vincent Vianen
Zonder haar – BENR Dancer & choreographer
Ibiza ’77 – Oliver Heldens Dancer Nathalie Hombergh
Short docu for ELLE Magazine Dancer & choreographer
You are – Armin van Buuren (unreleased) Dancer & choreographer
LEEF – Terence Dancer Anne Suurendonk
Good Boy – Jett Rebel Dancer Isabelle Nelson
Stupid Reasons – Stefania Choreographer
Revolution – Nederlandse Film Academie Choreographer
KNAB Bank / CAKE productions Choreographer
Xsense Dancer & choreographer
JBC Dancer Roy Julen
Company work
Fresco dance company
Emanuel Gat – Montpellier Dance Festival
Training with Batsheva Dance Company
Amsterdam Arts School – Urban Contemporary
World of dance, Ukraine 2019
MDF Italy 2019
Atmosphere 2019
Battery Dance New York 2019
Dino Carano Napoli Teacher Workshop
Amsterdam Dance Centre
Children Classes
Gaga Intensive 2017-2018-2019
Hofesch Shechter Intensive 2017
Hasadnah Workshop Israel 2017


2014/2015 MASA Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company
2011/2015 Urban/contemporary dance and music theatre at Amsterdam School of Arts (AHK)
2013 New York – Broadway Dance Centre, Alvin Ailey, Steps
2009-2011 5 o´clock dance pre-education School of Arts Amsterdam
2005-2010 High School/HAVO – Gerrit van der Veen College Amsterdam
2010-2014 Lessons by Ad van Dijk, Marco Braam, Liesbeth Gresnigt and Roel VanKerckhoven
2010-2014 Lessons by Glenn Faria, Agnieta den Hartog, Wensley and Sara Piqué a Wiktorowicz
EXPERIENCE 2006-2016, selected performances
Danced/choreographed for:
Martin Harriague
Heidi Vierthaler
What is fashion festival
Jan Martens
Open Air Amsterdam
Jamie de Groot
Emanuel Gat Venice Biennale
Percy Kruijthoff
ISH Dance
MTV The Netherlands
Kristina DeChatel
Don’t hit mama
Special skill: skating, acting
Voice: Mezzo-soprano
5 years of modelling experience:  NIKE, Ready2wedd, Ripelife, Gindi Tel Aviv, Ariel Tidhar Designs, many others
Experience in producing for film & stage
Dutch – fluent; English – proficient; German – basic; Hebrew – basic