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David Middendorp began dancing at the Royal Conservatory at the age of 16. He soon felt a greater attraction towards Modern dance and changed to the Rotterdam Dance Academy. Here he won the Dansersfonds scholarship of ’79, which enabled him to study for three months at the Julliard School in New York. The company where Middendorp began his professional career was Introdans. Here he danced in works by choreographers such as Nils Christe, Ton Wiggers and Conny Janssen.
He went on to dance with the Saarländische Staats Ballet and the Ballet Theater Munich. His piece Dreamsketch, made in Munich was taken on the repertoire in 2005. With this last-mentioned company he created his first choreographies Bread-peace (2002) and Dreamsketch (2003) that was put on the repertoire in 2005.
In 2004, Middendorp returned to The Hague, where he presented a remake of his duet Breadpiece for Korzo productions in the program Four Steps Forward. His second choreography for Korzo productions, As it Fades (2004 CaDance Festival), was also conspicuous through Middendorp's ingenious combination of dance and technology. At the 2006 Voorjaarsontwaken Middendorp presented Kruimeldief (Dust Buster), his first choreography for the youth. In the fall of 2006, he was invited to participate in the first DansClick tour with this creation.
Introdans invited him in 2007 to rehearse his choreography Bread-peace with their youth ensemble for the tour program Fast Food. That same season, Middendorp was asked to design the sets and animations for the performance Murph! By Meekers Uitgesproken dans. In the fall, Middendorp created a new choreography for Introdans, Blue Journey (premiere October 2008), which was shown in the program Slapsticktrick.
In 2009 Middendorp, back on familiar ground in Korzo, presented the choreography 15 Minutes Universe at Korzo's mini dance festival Here we live and now. This piece was also shown at at events such as the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, the Oerol Festival, and Lowlands 2009.