Nicola Balhuizen Hepp

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Choreographer and Dance film maker, based in Amsterdam. Originally from Malmö, Sweden, where she trained to become a professional dancer, she later moved to Zürich, Switzerland and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 1999 she graduated from the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, to which she returned to obtain her Master in Choreography and New Media in 2006.

Nicola Balhuizen Hepp has a fascination for movement, whether it is the moving body or moving images. She has often worked with live or pre-recorded video in her dance performances. For those projects, she choreographed and directed both the live dance and what was being projected on screen. Since 2013 her main focus is dance film making. Her films Echo and Walk have been shown in festivals around the world and have received several nominations and awards. Nicola is currently working on her next film, Songs of the Underworld, due to be released in the spring of 2016.
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