Didy Veldman created Sense of Time for Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2019, the third commission from Ballet Now, a ground-breaking initiative between Birmingham Royal Ballet and Sadler’s Wells to create a legacy of new traditions, new talent and new ballets.
Dutch Artistic Director and choreographer Didy Veldman trained in Amsterdam. She danced with Scapino Ballet, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève and Rambert Dance Company. Didy left Rambert in 2000 to concentrate on her choreographic career and has created over 40 works for 25 international companies. In 2015 she started her own Company ‘Umanoove’ with support from Arts Council England and several donors. Umanoove tours nationally and internationally and has been invited to perform their first production ‘The Happiness Project’ at Jacob’s Pillow, USA. Didy also teaches contemporary classes at The Prix de Lausanne, The Royal Ballet School, Rambert School and many others. She recently created a new work for the Choreographic Project of the Prix de Lausanne and has been appointed in 2018 as Program Director of the contemporary department at the school of Jacob’s Pillow, USA.
Didy Veldman in a Sense of Time rehearsal. © Ty Singleton