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Bregje van Balen

Costume designer

Bregje van Balen

Bregje van Balen has been a prominent dancer for 18 years with the Netherlands Dance Theatre (NDT) I and II and has ballet training from the Nationale Ballet Academie in Amsterdam.

Already during her dance career, she started working as a costume designer - the interest was aroused in 1995 when she created her first costumes for the annual NDT workshop. As a former dancer, she has a special understanding of how to highlight movements by carefully choosing fabrics and patterns.

After her dance career she entered the Baruch Mode Academie to reschool herself as a designer. Since then she has worked for several theaters, dance- and operahouses such as NDT I and II, the Royal Opera House, the Norwegian National Ballet, Compania Nacional de Danza, Gothenburg Ballet, Malmö Stadsteater, Hålogoland Teater, Trøndelag Teater, Hamburg Ballet, Introdans, Gyori Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, the Icelandic Dancetheatre, Opera de Lyon, Pushkin theater Moscow, Staatstheater Mainz, Gartnerplatztheater, Aalto Theater, Luzerner Theater, Bolshoi Theatre, Marinski Theatre, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Les Grands Ballets Canadiennes, and Nationaltheater Mannheim. She worked with the choreographers ao; Patrick Delcroix, Jerome Meyer & Isabelle Chaffaud, Cora Bos Kroese, Wubkje Kuindersma, Jorma Elo, Medhi Walerski. Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Kaloyan Boyadjiev, Garrett Smith, Hege Haagenrud, Andreas Heise, Johan Inger, Atilla Egerhazi, Lukas Timulak, Jo Strømgren, Ina Christel Johannessen, Cathy Marston and Alexander Ekman.