Ester Natzijl is an all round dancer, performer, theatre-maker and teacher.
Welcome to my site. Here you can find information about my experience as a dancer, performer, puppeteer and the performances I create.
If you want to book me for an act please go to the portfolio and press Acts for more info.
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She was trained academically in theatre and dance at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
1998 - 2004
She danced for several years with renowned companies like Introdans (1998-1999) and the Netherlands Dans Theater (1999-2003) and joined many dance-theatre projects as a freelance dancer (including one with the Frankfurter Ballet in 2004).
2004 - 2009
She received additional training in theatre and mime, got her MA in Theatre Science from the University of Amsterdam and simultaneously created many acts and dance-theatre performances.
In 2009 she performed as and dancer/actress in Last Touch First
, a co-production of Jiří Kylián and Michael Schumacher in Moscow, Vienna and Rome. She performed in A Dog’s Heart
of composer Aleksander Rasktaov in a direction of Simon McBurney at the Holland Festival Amsterdam
in 2010. In 2011 she danced in Les Sylphides
, a performance by Nicole Beutler. Next to that she was engaged as a dancer and puppeteer in The Recycle Project
of theatre-maker Ulrike Quade.
She also performed as a dancer/singer/actress in a co-production of the Worldband and created her own Dance- and puppettheatre performance PROPS for the Over het IJ festival and the Fringe Amsterdam. This year she will a.o. work with Duda Paiva (dancer/puppeteer) on his new production.
Besides that she is performing as a physical actress with her own created acts/performances on several locations, events, festivals and theatres in Europe. (Supper Club/-cruise and other locations in for example Verona, Istanbul, London, Berlin and Ukraine.)