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Nicolle Klinkeberg studied musicology at the University of Utrecht. During her studies she discovered her passion for dance. Along with an intense study of various styles, including modern dance, she earned a diploma in Utrecht in international folk dance in 2003.

From 2003-07 she instructed Garoon, a folk dance group in Ede (Netherlands). From 2005-08 she was a member of the Dutch ensemble Piet Hein, which combined traditional Dutch folk dancing with modern elements, creating a new look for Dutch folk dance on stage. Her folk-dance programme centers around dances from the Balkan countries, southern Europe and Israel.

In addition to international folk dance, historical dance has become the second focal point of her work. Her teachers include, among others, Lieven Baert, Markus Lehner and Sigrid T’Hooft. She has also attended seminars with Béatrice Massin, Ana Yepes, Kaj Sylegård

and others. In 1999 she began teaching historical dance, especially Renaissance and Baroque dance. Since the autumn of 2007 she has been teaching dance to the members of Les Plaisirs – Münchner Kreis für historische Tänze (Munich Circle for Historical Dancing), and additionally, since 2010, to the Munich dancing group Tanz durch die Jahrhunderte (Dance through the Ages). In 2014-15 she teaches historical dance at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen.

As a dancer she has performed in productions of, among others, Lieven Baert and Milo Pablo Momm. Since 2007 she has been a member of Corpo Barocco led by Sigrid T’Hooft, and, under her direction, has performed in Händel's operas 'Radamisto' (Karlsruhe 2009-2010) and 'Amadigi' (Göttingen 2012).

She has also appeared on stage with her own choreography of dance productions. In Östlich der Sonne, westlich des Mondes (East of the Sun, West of the Moon; 2004) and Still-leben-bewegt (Still Life in Motion; 2007) she brought her particular interest to the fore: the creative interweaving of various dancing styles. She has continued her journey with '(In) Pieces' (2011) and 'Footnotes' (2012).

 

 
  Photograph: Dorrit Hanenburg-Ceulemans