Hester Seelen (Dance department) nominated for Piket Art Prizes

The names of the nine nominees for the Piket Art Prizes, prizes for promising young professional artists in the fields of painting, dance and dramatic arts, have been announced. In the category Dance Hester Seelen has been nominated, she is currently a bachelor student from the Dance department.

The Piket Art Prizes have been awarded annually since 2014 to promising young artists who have a relationship with The Hague because their career came to fruition there or because the artist and his/her work provide a notable contribution to the local cultural environment. Nominees and winners in each discipline are selected by a professional jury on the look-out for exceptional young talent. The Piket Art Prizes winners will be announced in November.

Hester Seelen
I feel honored. I have been following the Piket Art Prizes for a while because former students of the Royal Conservatoire and dancers that I greatly admire have also been nominated in recent years. That's why it still feels a little surreal to be nominated. This nomination gives me a lot of motivation and inspiration to continue developing myself and hopefully one day become the dancer I dream of.’ Read more

Video: jury talks about Hester (from 1.10)