MARIJE NIE – Co-Creator
Marije Nie is an extraordinary tapdancer. She is a musician with her feet, a percussionist with
the physical energy of a dancer. Strong technique and timing are the roots of her training.
Together with her creative talent and a love for improvisation, this makes Marije Nie one of
the most versatile tapdancers in Europe.
Marije Nie loves to seek out new paths for tapdancing, above and beyond classical tapdance
tradition. In the course of her career she has danced with classical symphonic orchestras,
Balinese gamelan, experimental electronics and computer musicians, New Dutch Swing
musicians, a choir, house DJ’s, and all kinds of dancers (modern, hip hop, butoh).
As a soloist, she can be guest with a (big)band, orchestra or a DJ to add extra excitement to a
concert or tour. As a leader she organises a number of small ensembles, each with different
musicians. The atmosphere and music of these groups can be tailored to the specific event.
She works with some of the most renowned musicians and orchestra’s in The Netherlands,
including Luc Houtkamp (winner of the Boy Edgar Award 2005, Holland’s most prestigious
jazz award), DJ DNA (Urban Dance Squad), trombone player Wolter Wierbos (ICP
Orchestra), the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and composers Theo Loevendie and
And of course her own group Limoncella with singer Dorona Alberti. Marije Nie has
performed in Europe, USA, Asia and Africa.