Inspiration Project IV - Picture by: Mirella Simoncini
Ballet Master and rehearsal director Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT). Created "Disco Hospital" for Inspiration Project which was performed at the Holland Dance Festival. Maurice had his premiere with NDT as a choreographer in 2008 with "Mood Swings" and was nominated for the best Dutch Dance Production for this work.
He danced with a.o. the Cleveland Ballet in Ohio, National Ballet of Canada, the Gothenburg Ballet and Ballet Frankfurt. Before moving to the Netherlands to work with Nederlands Dans Theater he was Ballet Master for the Royal Swedish Ballet.
Milena created the exclusive work "Subvocal" for Inspiration Project (2011) which was performed at the Holland Dance Festival and later adapted and shown at the Babel festival in Romania (2014).
She received the Choreography Award at the SergeLifar International Competition (Diploma for youngtalent), the Ursula Moreton choreographic (3rd Place) and the Choreographic Development Award.She created new work for a.o. the Dutch National Ballet's' New Moves. Currently dancing with the Dutch National Ballet.
Artistic Responsibility & Coaching
Specialised in classical technique. Guestteacher at a.o. Codarts Dance Academy (NL), Rambert Dance Company (UK) and Project Sally Maastricht (NL). Artistic director at Summerschool Den Haag and Principal teacher at the Mabel Alter Balletschool. Her classes are visited by dancers and students attending the Dutch professional dance institutions; Royal Conservatory the Hague, Kiss Moves and Dance Academies Fontys, Artez and National Ballet Academy Amsterdam. International students come from Staatliche Balletschule Berlin, Royal Balletschool of Antwerp and The Royal Ballet School (GB).
Dancer, choreographer and artistic staff member from 1989 till 2004 with the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam.
Created "Sigma" for Inspiration Project. As an independent choreographer he has made works for KORZO Productions, Codarts Rotterdamse Dansacademie, Cadance Festival, Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts in Engeland, Prix de Lausanne, Inspiration Project II in The Hague and the National Ballet of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Guestteacher Royal Conservatory The Hague, Bird College of Performing Arts in England, Summerschool Den Haag, Fontys Dansacdemie and Danstraining Brabant. At present teaching staff member at Codarts Dance Adcademy.
SUBVOCAL Choreography: Milena Sidorova • Rehearsal Director: Mirella Simoncini • Dancers: Lana Panfilow, Léa Bessoudo-Greck, Marie-Louise Hertog • Costume Design: Lois Louisiana • Light Design: Lisette van der Linden • Music: Duncan Pittock, Ellie Kidd , Igor Dvorkin, Paul Mottram, Terry Devine-King, Tim Garland.
DISCO HOSPITAL Choreography: Maurice Causey • Rehearsal Director: Mirella Simoncini • Dancers: Dianne Steenbrink, Pauline Torzuoli & Marta Tkaczyk • Light Design: Lisette van der Linden • Music: Matmos.
SIGMA Choreography: Keith-Derrick Randolph • Rehearsal Director: Mirella Simoncini • Dancers: Florence Rapati, Marielle van het Schut, Astrid van Stijn and Tsuyako Morita.
FOUR Dancers: Marloes Meents, Katie Blauvelt, Charlotte van den Reek en Viridiana Hernandez Martinez.
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE Rehearsal/Choreography: Mirella Simoncini • Light Design: Lisette van der Linden • Music: Tchaikovsky, Delibes, Adolphe Adam • Swan Lake Variations: Lana Panfilow, Léa Bessoudo-Greck, Marie-Louise Hertog, Nina Zaaijer • Le Corsaire Variations: Dianne Steenbrink, Pauline Torzuoli & Marta Tkaczyk • Giselle: Florence Rapati, Marielle van het Schut, Astrid van Stijn and Tsuyako Morita • Coppelia: Marloes Meents, Katie Blauvelt, Charlotte van den Reek en Viridiana Hernandez Martinez. • Music Editing Le Corsaire: Amos Ben-Tal • Special Thank You: Armando Navarro, Mabel Alter and Holland Dance Festival
DANCERS and SCHOOLS • Astrid van Stijn: Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, Codarts/Rotterdamse Dansacademie • Charlotte van den Reek: Codarts/Rotterdamse Dansacademie • Dianne Steenbrink: Fontys Dance Academy Tilburg • Florence Rapati: Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, Nationale Balletacademie, Amsterdam • Katie Blauvelt: Balletschool Mabel Alter • Lana Panfilow: Australian Conservatoire of Ballet, International Ballet Academy New Zealand, Royal New Zealand Ballet Company • Léa Bessoudo-Greck: Académie de Danse Princesse Grace, Monaco • Marielle van het Schut: Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag, Nationale Balletacademie Amsterdam • Marie-Louise Hertog: ArtEZ School of Dance, Balletschool Mabel Alter • Marloes Meents: Nationale Balletacademie Amsterdam • Marta Tkaczyk: Warsaw State Ballet School, Codarts/Rotterdamse Dansacademie • Pauline Torzuoli: Ecole Supèrieure de danse de Cannes Rosella Higthower, Codarts/Rotterdamse Dansacademie • Tsuyako Morita: Balletschool Mabel Alter • Viridiana Hernandez Martinez: Koninklijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, National School of Classical and Contemporary Dance (ENDCC), Mexico City.
2005 - 2015