Upcoming ‘Dance on Screen’ Workshops will be held from February-March 2023 hosted by IN Dance Co/Isabelle Nelson with support by Amsterdams Fonds voor De kunst and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/Horizons. Registration and further information:


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‘FLIGHT MODE’ premiered at The KunstKapel, Amsterdam in June 2022 with further performances at Vondelpark Openluchttheater. This is the latest choreographic work by Isabelle Nelson with concept by Fynn Roovers. The Film version premiered at the immersive dance film “Give Me A Break!” Film Festival 27-28 Sept. 2022 at New York City’s Arts On Site East Village dance showplace. A Co-Production with ‘AAlchemy‘ (USA) and supported by AFK ‘Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

Concept & Choreography by Isabelle Nelson and Fynn Roovers. Performers: Jochem Eerdekens, Laura Moura Costa, Kanoko Takeuchi and Gijs Hanegraaf with an electrifying original soundscore by Alessio (Cyb) Giofreddio.

In ‘FLIGHT MODE’, Isabelle Nelson demonstrates a strong image of a world in which we sometimes seem to drown, by always being ‘on.’ – Theaterkrant

‘FLIGHT MODE’ – the film version has now been recognized as a multiple AWARD WINNER: 

Vesuvius International Film Fest – Best Editing by Fynn Roovers & Best Music by Alessio (Cyb) Gioffredi
Sicily Art Cinema Festival – Best Dance Short
Munich Short Film Awards – Best Experimental Film
Venice Indie Film Festival – Semi Finalists

‘KERN’ premiered in 2021 at Het Mandela Huisje and subsequently performed sold-out shows at The Orangerie, Zone2Source in the Amstelpark and Het Amsterdams Theaterhuis. Funded by Balkonscenes – Fonds Podiumkunsten and Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst.

REVIEW –  “The dancers deliver an impressive performance, and the performance presents a beautiful picture of the search for togetherness in a world of differences, which may be called a beautiful tribute to the person whose name this idyllic place bears.” – Boukje Cnossen, Theaterkrant. 

‘KERN’ – the film version has now been recognized as a multiple AWARD WINNER:
Florence Film Awards – Best Sound Design
NYN Film Awards – Best Sound Design
Paris Play Film Festival – Best Dance film & Best Editing
Sweden Film Awards – Finalists
Florence Film Awards – Honourable Mention First Time Director
4THEATRE Film Awards – Official Selection
Open Vision Film Fest Festival – Official Selection
Kalakari Film Festival (India) – Official Selection
New Renaissance Film Festival (NL) – Nomination for Best Dance Film
 See the IMDB Profile for KERN:

‘TAHI’ (Film) – World Premiere: Mercado Cultural do Caranda in Braga, Portugal April 28 2022.

Vesuvius International Film Fest 2022 – Best Edit

London Indie Short Festival 2022 – Semi Finalist

Dublin World Film Festival – Semi-Finalist

Dancers/Collaborators with rotating casts:

Alexander Negron, Camilla Bundel, Evan Schwarz, Gijs Hanegraaf, Jochem Eerdekens, Michael de Haan, Rosanna ter Steege, Reina Trifunovic, Kanoko Takeuchi


‘WILD’Danstheater AYA with Choreographer Wies Bloemen 2022-23
‘STeK’Dadodans with Choreographer Gaia Gonnelli 2021-22
‘BLINDSPOT’ & ‘HOW IT ENDS,’ with Choreographer Jelena Kostic 2021-22

‘MATTIES,’–  Danstheater AYA with Choreographer Wies Bloemen 2021-22

‘EXPLORING BORDERS,’Curtis & Co. – Dance Affairs (DE)  2021-22

‘MEET ME IN THIS CIRCLE,’ by Isabelle Nelson & Fabiana Carchesio – 11th June 2021 at TWIGHLIGHT IN THE ROUND – Florence Dance Festival (IT)


NZ Dance Company (NZ) 16th May 2022

LOD Dance Studios (NZ) 20th May 2022

NZ School of Dance (NZ) 23rd May 2022

Toi Poneke Art Centre (NZ) 24th May 2022

Henny Jürriens Stichting (NL) 20-24th June 2022

TRIBES, Leiden (NL) Workshops June 11-12th 2022

Tanzzentrale Nürnberg (DE) July 2022

Fontys Dance Academy (NL) 11th November 2022

Henny Jürriens Stichting (NL) 19th & 23rd December 2022


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

– 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


‘Curtis & Co.’ (DE) ‘Madame Bovary,’ Choreographer: Susanna Curtis 2019/2020

‘ANT Physical Theater/Fernando Oliveira’ (NL) 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 The Company’ (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