"Withdrawn"

"The Spider"

"Full Moon"

Milena Sidorova is an award-winning international choreographer. Her world-famous choreography The Spider has been performed all over the globe and received more than 15 million views on YouTube alone.

Sidorova has created 25+ unique choreographies and currently serves a double role as choreographer and soloist at the renowned Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam. Her works SAND and A.I. have been performed at the Royal Opera House in London in 2019, while the universally acclaimed choreography Reset premiered in September 2020. Recently, she worked on the upcoming Hollywood movie Dune and directed the ballet film Rose.

Latest news

  • New ballet film: Rose

    May 2021 — As a Young Creative Associate with the Dutch National Ballet, I was able to direct and choreograph a ballet film about intimate relationships. Rose portrays shadows from previous relationships, love and, most of all, hope.

  • Unique double position at Dutch National Ballet

    December 2020 — Milena Sidorova is the first dancer in the history of Dutch National Ballet to officially receive a double position as a dancer and a choreographer. In the past years, she already created several well-received choreographies for the renowned ballet company.

  • ‘Hold On’ performed at live concert

    December 2020 — An adapted version of Hold On has been performed at a widely televised live concert of Dutch rock band Di-rect. The new choreography, performed by Constantine Allen and Erica Horwood, was inspired on the lockdown video that went viral in April 2020.

  • International YAM award for Tickle

    October 2020Tickle, also known as Kriebel, has won an international Young Audience Music award for best small ensemble. The production — a co-operation by Oorkaan, Dutch National Opera & Ballet and Philharmonie Luxembourg — was choreographed by Milena Sidorova.

  • New choreography: Reset

    September 2020 — My latest choreography Reset premiered at Dutch National Ballet, a group work for ten dancers. I’m very excited about the amazing reviews in Dance Europe magazine, Volkskrant and NRC Handelsblad.

  • Lock down choreography goes viral

    April 2020 — Hold On, inspired by the global lock down and filmed by dancers of Dutch National Ballet inside their homes, immediately went viral on global social media. I hope this ballet gives you some hope, distraction, support, comfort, that you stay inside, stay safe and keep on dancing. We miss you. ❤️

  • Some personal news

    Februari 2020 — Some exciting personal news this month: shortly after receiving my MBA at Oxford Brookes University (with merit), I gave birth to our wonderful son. Welcome Dan Matteo Rasmus!

  • Prestigious fellowship at New York University

    October 2019 — The Center for Ballet and the Arts (CBA) has selected me as a fellow for the Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Leaders in Dance. I’m excited to currently work on a new choreography at New York City.

“Milena Sidorova’s inventive Withdrawn looks deceptively simple. The most telling tale of the evening, it elicits the most laughs and sparks tangible discomfort from the audience. It starts the most beautiful pas de deux of the evening. […] The beautiful choreography cleverly manages to increase their emotional distance while keeping them physically close. No matter the inversion or pose, the couple returns to stare at their screens. This piece, with its measured use of silence and music combined with complex lifts is a demonstration of Sidorova’s seemingly endless dance vocabulary. She rarely repeats herself.

Bachtrack about Withdrawn (2019)

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