Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) Announces New Artistic Director Emily Molnar
Friday, July 12, 2019
Posted by: Minji Kim
Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) announced that Emily Molnar, the artistic director of Canada's Ballet BC, will commence her tenure as the new Artistic Director of the company effective August 2020. She succeeds Paul Lightfoot who in the summer of 2020 will resign as Artistic Director after nine successful and artistically blossoming years. Chair Supervisory Board Pauline van der Meer Mohr said:
The foundation for NDT's success has been laid by big names in the world of modern dance. The arrival of Emily Molnar as Artistic Director enables NDT to continue this special tradition and also to explore a new horizon for modern dance.
Molnar is one of Canada's most acclaimed dance artists. She graduated from the National Ballet School of Canada, and danced with the National Ballet of Canada, Ballet BC and the Frankfurt Ballet under the direction of William Forsythe. She has created various works as a choreographer and since 2009, Molnar has been the Artistic Director of Ballet BC in Vancouver, Canada. In 2014, Molnar also took on the role of Artistic Director and Curator of Dance at the cultural education institute Banff Center in Banff, Canada. In 2016, Molnar was named a Member of the Order of Canada with the rank of member, one of Canada's highest civilian awards.