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Dutch choreographer Didy Veldman trained at the Scapino Academy in Amsterdam. She has danced with Scapino Ballet, Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève and Rambert Dance Company, working with international choreographers such as Jiri Kylian, Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin and Christopher Bruce, among others.
In 1993, Veldman founded Alias Company with Guilherme Botelho. Their creation En Manqué won two major choreographic awards, the Dance Exchange International and the Prix Romand des Spectacle Independent. The following year, she was invited to join Rambert Dance Company and created three works for their repertoire. She has created and re-staged works for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Ballet Gulbenkian, Cullberg Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre, The Royal New Zealand Ballet, the Komische Oper Berlin, Scottish Dance Theatre, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, amongst others.