Ester Natzijl


Ester Haverlikova Natzijl
Teacher NDT repertoire and Physical Theatre

Ester is trained academically in theatre and dance at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and danced for several years with Introdans (1998-1999) and the Netherlands Dans Theater (1999-2003) and joined many dance-theatre projects as a freelance dancer (including one with the Frankfurter Ballet in 2004). She received additional training in theatre and mime, got her MA in Theatre Science from the University of Amsterdam and simultaneously created acts and dance-theatre performances.

In 2009 she performed as a dancer/actress in Last Touch First, a co-production of Jiří Kylián and Michael Schumacher in Moscow, Vienna and Rome. She performed in A Dog’s Heart of composer Aleksander Rasktaov in a direction of Simon McBurney at the Holland Festival Amsterdam in 2010. In 2011 she danced in Les Sylphides, a performance by Nicole Beutler. Next to that she was engaged as a dancer and puppeteer in The Recycle Project of theatre-maker Ulrike Quade.
She also performed as a dancer/singer/actress in a co-production of the Worldband and The Rosa Ensemble and created her own Dance- and puppettheatre performance PROPS for the Over het IJ festival and the Fringe Amsterdam 2012. Last few years she worked with Duda Paiva Company DPC as a dancer/puppeteer on his productions Bestiaires and Break a Legend.

In 2014 she started working on her first ‘one woman show’ – together with her inner demon given shape in a humansize foam puppet -in which she will combine her expertise as a dancer, actrice and puppeteer.

Ester is performing with her own created acts/performances on several locations, events, festivals and theatres in Europe.