Lindsay Nelko has established herself as a choreographer whose conceptual vision and execution has moved audiences around the world. Unique, diverse, theatrical and a fusion of ballet, modern and jazz techniques her work stands out as high impact and extremely powerful.
Lindsay has been a Choreographer on Season 10 of FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE where Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe said she was “a true asset to this program”. She was an associate choreographer on FOX's hit show THE X FACTOR and NBC/Universal Feature Film American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky. Lindsay choreographed a Design Lab & Zixi Inc. live event Royal Wedding in Dubai directed by world renowned Director/Producer/Writer Amy Tinkham. Lindsay has work-shopped her new works with dancers from Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. As well Lindsay choreographed and co-creatively conceptualized the Music Video “Get Out Alive” for Canadian Artist Sheena Grobb from Red Shoe Music Inc.
After being AWARDED 2nd Runner-Up at the 2013 CAPEZIO A.C.E AWARDS in New York City Lindsay Co-Produced, Directed and Choreographed her Contemporary Ballet show "AWAKENING" August 2014, at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre. Her stellar cast included professional dancers appearing courtesy of Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. DANCE SPIRIT MAGAZINE “I count myself as lucky to have been in the audience, witnessing the next big step for this up-and-coming choreographer.” – Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone.
Most recently, Lindsay was named the 2015 BEST EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHER by DANCE MAGAZINE! She choreographed the Nationally (Canada) Televised Opening Ceremonies for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Lindsay was a finalist for the 17th Annual McCallum Choreography Festival in Palm Dessert CA. Lindsay won the coveted 2nd Place Grand Prize and was thrilled to be working with dancers appearing courtesy of Smuin Ballet Company of San Francisco under the artistic direction of Celia Fushille.
Winning four "Choreographer's Pick" awards and the 2012-2013 "Pulse Featured Choreographer of the Year" at their New York City Finale, Lindsay's choreography has played a critical role in The PULSE On Tour conventions throughout North America.
Lindsay has represented her country of Canada as a choreographer at the International Dance Organization (IDO) World Dance Championships. She recently returned from Mikolajki, Poland as the 2015 Team Canada Junior Ballet, Modern and Jazz Head Choreographer bringing home four Gold Medals and the World Champion Title! Her choreography also helped Team Canada win the silver and bronze medals in 2010 & 2011 in Germany and Poland. As a top choreographer, she also donates her time to worthy and charitable events. As well she adjudicates major competitions and conventions throughout Canada and the USA.
Since 2003, Lindsay has taught students of all ages and is well known for her attention to detail, technique, musicality and artistic expression. She incorporates real life experiences as well as her acting and theatre training to tell a story through her movement. Lindsay is a young, fresh talent with an amazingly natural ability to create breath-taking dance pieces.