‘MATTIES,’-  Danstheater AYA with Choreographer Wies Bloemen

Matties is about finding your place in the brutal high school battlefield. Touring The Netherlands March-May 2021


CLASSES COMING UP: Classes with DansBlok, Leiden and TRIBES, Leiden (NL)

Solo work Mana Ōrite,’ performs at Teatr Tańca Zawirowania in Warsaw, Poland.

Review of ‘MANA ŌRITE’ – Strona Tańca – 05/12/2020

“I have no doubts that “Mana Ōrite” by Isabelle Nelson, staged as part of the 16th International Zawirowania Dance Festival, was the best and most interesting dance performance that was shown in Warsaw in 2020. Her dance is universal, and when well composed, as in the case of “Mana Ōrite”, it simply delights. If we add the intensity of the message, great – really fantastic – designed lights, engaging, almost trance-like music, we have a recipe for success.”
“And then the energy of “Mana Ōrite” – a fantastic New Zealand performance by Isabelle Nelson based on the Maori creation myths – exploded. I consider “Mana Ōrite” to be the best spectacle staged in Warsaw during the pandemic – it had everything that delights: from extraordinary inspiration (in addition, culturally different), through unusual production – in lighting, props and scenery (the spectacle was played on real soil scattered on stage), to emotionally moving and technically excellent dance. Nelson was not only the most interesting dancer of the entire Zawirowania festival, but also a strong, most expressive stage character, of those portrayed by the artists of the entire Warsaw event.”
– Sandra Wilk, Dance Party
‘Kusje;’ noun, a small kiss.
– A living poetic document to our grief and hope during this period.
A reflection on our distance from loved ones and the
space-times lived within the various realities of Amsterdam itself.

ANT Physical Theatre/Fernando Oliveira

with Isabelle Nelson, Jort Faber and Rebecca Lillich

In Partnership with the Nassaukerk
Supported by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
November 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, 27 at 20.00
  • Curtis & Co. (DE) ‘Madame Bovary,’ Choreographer: Susanna Curtis 2019/2020


  • Dans Theatre AYA (NL) Dutch Tour of ‘Cleopatra,’ Choreographer: Wies Bloemen with Peter Pluymaekers. 2019


  • Het Nationale Opera & Ballet (NL) 2018 ‘Oedipe,’ direction: Valentina Carrasco & Alex Olle, ‘Girls of the golden West,’ direction: Peter Sellars; choreography: John Heginbotham 2019


  • Isabelle Beernaert (BE) 2017-2018 ‘Dutch/Belgium Tour ‘Tabula Rasa’


  • Ballet Bernasconi, Choreographer: Laura Rae Bernasconi 2016


  • New Dance Company, Choreographer: Sanne Clifford 2015/16


  • DeKiss Moves FUSION Dance Company 2014 Director: Dorrotya Kiss Finalists and ‘Audience Favorite’ in ‘Hollands Got Talent’


  • JAVA Dance Company, New Zealand 2011-2013 Artistic Director: Sacha Copland


  • ‘Try This,’ Bats Theatre, New Zealand 2012, Choreographer: Fleur Cameron


  • ‘Myele Manzana’s’ Video Clip for TVNZ on Air Wellington ‘Wellington, 2012


  • ‘Fringe Festival New Zealand’ – Triple Bill Premier of “Yes No Maybe,” NZ Choreographers: Sarah Knox, Anna Flaherty and Alana Yee, 2012


  • ‘Black Grace Dance Company,’ ‘Verse 2’ in the work ‘Pati Pati’ 2011 Choreographer: Neil Irimea


  • ‘WOW – World of Wearable Art’ Choreographer: Malia Johnston 2009/2012


  • Internships with Dance North Company in (AUS); Footnote Dance Company (NZ); KAGE Physical Theatre, (AUS) 2010