Didy Veldman

Didy Veldman trained in Amsterdam. She danced for the Scapino Ballet, the Ballet

du Grand Théâtre de Genève and the Rambert Dance Company. Didy began

choreographing in 1987. She formed Alias Company with Guilherme Botelho in

1992. Didy left Rambert in 2000 to concentrate on her choreographic career. She

has created a wide variety of works for companies around the world including Les

Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Cedarlake N-Y, Cullberg Ballet and

Goteborg Ballet of Sweden.

In 2016, she founded her own company “Umanoove” with support from Arts

Council England, Quercus Trust, The Place, Dance East, South East Dance, Siobhan

Davies, Rambert Dance Company and a few private donors. She received the

Dance East Choreographic Development Award and was selected for the 8th

Rural Retreat for Future Dance Leaders at Jerwood Dance House. Didy has been

teaching professionals and students worldwide since 1994. She currently works at

the Royal Ballet School, London Contemporary Dance School, Rambert School and

teaches her own Umanoove dancers.

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