Wednesday 15th November 2023, 3:13pm Meet this year’s NEW GROUND choreographers

Each year NSCD commissions a range of artists to create new work with our students. This year we’re excited to reveal that students in their second year of the BA (Hons) programme are working with:

  • Fabio Liberti
  • Sattva Ninja
  • Amaury Lebrun 

See the results of their collaborations alongside a selection of original student solos in NEW GROUND, Tuesday 5 – Friday 8 December 2023.

Read on to get to know more about this year’s choreographers….

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Fabio is a freelance choreographer based in Denmark and Artistic Director of independent company MUOVI, which he founded in 2020.

Through an intense physical exploration of body possibilities and movement composition, Fabio deals with issues connected to the study and understanding of human behavior, inspired by reflections related to psychology, sociology and anthropology.

His latest works have analysed the perception and fragmentation of the self (As if, I have missed myself for MUOVI); the perception of the self in relation to social context (Lead Me for Mir Dance Company Gelsenkirchen); the perception of the self in the virtual context (#ASIFILOOKEDLIKEME) and conscious and unconscious social dynamics (NOOK for Skånes Dansteater).

Alongside the creation of choreographic works, Fabio has developed his own physical practice – Body Activation through Movement (BAM).


Sattva (they/them), is a Vietnamese, German-born interdisciplinary artist based in London, also widely known as Sattva Ninja, representing the Ballroom Culture for the past decade.

Their artistry is known worldwide for their mystical, geometrical and in-depth approach to movements and storytelling in connection with sound, an approach which has afforded them opportunities to work with international brands and artists such as Janelle MonáeMeghan Thee StallionLouboutinJoy CrookesMercedes Benz and more.


Amaury was born in France and trained at the School of American Ballet in New York.

He has worked for various European companies as a soloist and in 2000, he joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza as a Principal, dancing many works by director Nacho Duato as well as works by renowned choreographers including Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Jacopo Godani, Mats Ek and Wim Vandekeybus.

As a choreographer, Amaury has created many award-winning original works for companies including Ballet de l’Opéra de Nice, Compañía Nacional de Danza, Centro Coreográfico Galego, Ballet de la Generalitat, Phoenix Dance Theatre and Northern Ballet. His piece Left Unseen (2018), created first for NSCD and then with Phoenix Dance Theatre in its extended version, has been widely acclaimed by critics. He is currently Curriculum Lead (Assessment) & Lecturer in Dance at NSCD.