Tom ColinFormer CNB Dancer



    Born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1975. Dancer, teacher and choreographer.
    Tom Colin did his dance studies in the Royal Ballet school of Flanders (1982-1992). Among his teachers were: Marinella Paneda, Jos Brabandts, Jeanne Brabandts, Annie Brabandts, Tom van Cauwenbergh, Ben van Cauwenbergh, Yen Stolck, George Houbiers, Piotr Nardelli e Jan Nyts. As a colleague of Isabelle Beernaert Tom danced in her first choreographies.
    Tom went on to dance in the Royal Ballet of Flanders (KBvV) (1992-2003) under the artistic direction of Robert Denvers. He continued to also dance in some of the productions choreographed by Isabelle Beernaert. During this period he danced in the majority of the repertoire of KBvV, Classical Ballets such as The three musketeers, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Coppélia, Dracula, Romeo and Julia, Swan Lake, and many others as well as Modern Dance works from Mauricio Wainrot, Daniel Roseel, Jan Fabre, Xin Pen Wang, Christophe D’Amboise, Marc Bogaert, John Wisman and others. With tours worldwide to the Unites States of America, China, Japan, Egypt, England, Bulgaria, Poland and more. He was also invited as dancer for several projects in Belgium.
    Since 2003, Tom Colin started to dance in the National Ballet Company of Portugal (2003-2014) he danced Classical Ballets such as Don Quixote, The Lady with the Camellias, and worked with choreographers such as : Heinz Spoerli, Mauro Bigonzeti, Marco Cantalupo, Katarzyna Gdaniec, Mehmet Balkan, Rui Horta, Olga Roriz, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Hans van Manen, Paulo Ribeiro, Clara Andermatt, Ted Brandsen, Vasco Wellencamp, amongst many others.

    Tom Colin participated in Gala’s both in Portugal and abroad (Belgium, France, Turkey and Russia), Tom began to choreograph (Imprint, Perception, Grief, Equanimity, Patterns and In Pursuit of the Perfect Prime) rehearsing the repertoire of CNB and teaching Classical Ballet and Contemporary Dance. He achieved his Master Degree in Dance Education concerning the emotional involvement for dancers.

    Tom’s mission is to improve the connection between concept, dancer, and the audience, so that the art form can be appreciated and felt by both the artist and the viewer.
    As a guest teacher he is currently teaching Classical Ballet, Contemporary improvisation workshops and seminars about goal achievements for dance students. Tom continues to work as rehearsal manager with the National Ballet Company of Portugal and creates both neo-classical and contemporary choreographies.

    Tom is also directing the Empowering Association for Dancers which aims to develop and increase awareness about professional work ethics for dance students. This project provides seminars, classes and a performance with professional dancers together with and for dance students.


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