De Grote Belgische Dansvitrine

Danielle Huyghe

Danielle Huyghe is a Belgian choreographer based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She completed her pre-training at the Kunsthumaniora Contemporary Dance (Antwerp) and her Bachelor’s in Dance at ArtEZ University of the Arts (Arnhem, NL).

Since her graduation, she has danced for various choreographers, including Liesbet Hermans (BE), Posthuman (BE), Charlotte Guillain (BE), Marieke Heerema (NL), WYF Performance Collective (NL), Constantin Trommlitz (NL), Manuel Groothuysen (NL), Cinzia Scoglionero (NL), Oscar van Leest (NL), Soren and Siebel (NL), Bass Grossveldt (NL), and many more.

After graduating, she created several works, including ‘Into The Blue,’ ‘L’Heure Bleue,’ ‘Into The Night,’ ‘Club 27,’ ‘Out Of The Blue,’ ‘Detached Separation,’ ‘Ontkoppeling,’ and more. Her work has won several awards, including the ‘Best Choreography’ award at 25Masdanza, ‘The Best Performance Award’ at FIVER Film Festival, ‘The Jury Prize For Best Film’ at Lago Film Festival (IT), and ‘Best Work’ at Imajitari International Film Festival (DKI).

Her work has been showcased at various renowned dance and theater festivals and on several international stages, including TENT, Rotterdam (NL), EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam (NL), Kunsthal Rotterdam (NL), Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (NL), Festival 10 Sentidos (ES), the 14th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition (DK), CC Hasselt (BE), CC De ververij (BE), Festival Antigone (BE), CC Berchem (BE), Theater Kikker (NL), Festival 10 Sentidos (ES), Opera Prima Festival (IT), Cinedans Amsterdam (NL), Festival Zzawirrowania (OP), Madrid International Dance Festival (ES), Beta Publica Madrid (ES), Festival DanzAttack (ES), Interplay Festival, Torino (IT), Boring Festival (NL), Theater aan Het Vrijthof, Maastricht (NL), and many more.

In addition to choreographing and dancing, Danielle works as a guest teacher and coach at various organizations, including the Toneelacademie Maastricht (NL), Lemmens Institute Leuven (BE), Kunsthumaniora Contemporary Dance in Antwerp (BE), and many more.

Why Danielle is participating in De Dansvitrine:

It is important for a young creator to present their work and receive feedback on such initial explorations, which can be a fragile position for a maker. These are your first ideas that you present on stage. Therefore, you (the audience) are crucial to providing us with feedback, engaging in conversations, even after the performance at the Magdalenazaal.

Curious about Danielle’s creative process and inspiration? Watch the short video interview on our Instagram page.