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Nelly van Bommel Wins Prizes in National Dance Competition

Date Released: 5/28/2010

She won both the First Jury and Audience prizes in the New American Talent/Dance national choreographic competition organized by Ballet Austin in Texas.

Nelly van Bommel won the both the First Jury and Audience prizes in the Austin Ballet's third Biennial New American Talent/Dance choreographic project.  Her ballet "Fanfarneta," was one of three commissioned for this national competition. The competition provides a showcase for some of the most promising choreograohers in hte nation.  They compete in a two-week choreogrphic residency with the Ballet Austin Company dancers and then return to premiere their work.  Ms. van Bommel is a Purchase alumna who participated in the competition during a three-week professional leave in March.  She is a lecturer at Purchase and an administrative assistant in the Conservatory of Dance.