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We are so excited to announce that Lindsay has won the title of Dance Magazine’s “Best Emerging Choreographer” for 2015.

“Congratulations to all the other nominees. It is an honor to be nominated amongst all of these talented individuals.”

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Lindsay wants to Thank Dance Spirit Magazine for including her voice with these genius artists as an influential name in the contemporary world.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Travis Wall

and the Legendary
Desmond Richardson who has been an incredible supporter of Lindsay’s.

Check out the December 2015 Issue to read all about it!

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Lindsay is so honored to be nominated for a 2015 World Choreography Award in the Concert Dance Performance Category! Very exciting that this nomination comes on #WorldBalletDay as well!

“Thank you to the stunning
Barak Ballet dancers Keira Schwart and Mauro Villanueva for bringing my Pas De Deux, “Embers” to life!” McDonald Selznick Associates #MSAFAM #WorldChoreographyAwards.

The Awards Show will be held in Hollywood on November 16th!

World Choreography Awards

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Lindsay is truly honored to be named as one of DANCE MAGAZINES 2015 Top 5 Best Emerging Choreographers! Please click on the link below and cast your vote if you believe in Lindsay’s work!

Voting closes September 25th! If Lindsay receives the most votes she will be featured in Dance Magazine’s December issue!



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Lindsay is very excited to have had the opportunity to work with Director Tim Milgram and choreograph his latest video! She hopes to touch people with this story. Thank you to BILLBOARD & DANCE SPIRIT for the love and support!


Performed by: Jade Chynoweth, Anthony Westlake and Noah Tratree

Tim Milgram & Tony Delgadillo
AD: Don Martinez
Costume Designer: Erica Mer


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Lindsay is honored to be a Division 1 finalist for the 17th Annual Choreography Festival presented by the McCallum Theatre Institute. The Choreography Festival comes to the McCallum as part of the Palm Desert Internation Dance Festival. Lindsay's piece awakening is also featured on the poster! She is thrilled to be working with dancers appearing courtesy of Smuin Ballet Company of San Francisco under the Artistic Direction of Celia Fushille.

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UPDATE: Lindsay wins the Division 1 2nd Place Grand Prize at the 17th Annual McCallum Theatre choreography festival.

All the finalists were outstanding!! Congratulations to the other winners: Daniell Agami - Ate9 Dance Company & Lauren Edson - MET Dance Company. Both were stunning pieces!

Thank you to Mitch Gershenfeld (President & CEO) and Shea New (Artistic Director) and ALL the judges!

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Lindsay had the privilege to choreograph the prestigious YPO/WPO Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The dance performance was brought to life by the stunning Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company Aspirant Program dancers.

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Lindsay had the honor to be a part of Erik Saradpon's Choreography Showcase at the famed El Portal theatre in North Hollywood, CA. She had the distinct pleasure to be able to choreograph on two amazing dancers that appeared courtesy of Barak Ballet, Keira Schwartz and Mauro Villanueva.

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Lindsay was honored to have choreographed the televised Opening Ceremonies for The Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The live telecast of the Opening Ceremonies was on CBC Nationwide.

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Awakening is a World Premiere Evening of Dance Directed and Choreographed by Lindsay Nelko: unique, diverse and theatrical. Awakening is an exciting fusion of ballet, modern and jazz that will take you on a powerful journey. This stellar cast includes professional dancers appearing courtesy of Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet as well as dancers from Broadway, San Francisco Ballet, Miami City Ballet and more.

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Lindsay recently choreographed and co-creatively conceptualized the Music Video "Get Out Alive" for Canadian Artist Sheena Grobb from Red Shoe Music Inc. Lindsay was so honored to have SYTYCD ALL STARS Kathryn McCormick and Robert Roldan bring her choreography to life. Lindsay personally connected emotionaly and spiritually to the artist Sheena Grobb.

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Lindsay recently choreographed a Design Lab & Zixi Inc. live event: Royal Wedding Presentation for Lateefa Bint Maktoum in Dubai directed by world renowned Director/Producer/Writer Amy Tinkham. This was a dream job for Lindsay! Working with Director Amy Tinkham was incredible; her passion for true art made a huge impact in Lindsay's creative journey.

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