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A native of Los Angeles, Pallas van der Kroft-Sluyter has had an extensive and varied career touring the world as a professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. She began training in ballet at age four and at age eleven was awarded the prestigious Ford Foundation scholarship from the New York City Ballet. Additionally she trained on scholarships from the American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Ballet West and Dupre Dance Academy. Performing credits include Dennis Wayne and Dancers, New York; Israel Ballet; Jerusalem Tamar Modern Dance Company; Los Angeles Chamber Ballet; Los Angeles Classical Ballet; Radio City Music Hall Ballet; Dutch National Opera Ballet; Pandora and De Dutch Don’t Dance Division. In Hollywood she performed extensively in television shows, movies, and MTV videos. She has also performed in musical theatre. Her own choreographic works have been performed in 4 Steps Forward (Korzo Theatre, The Hague); Poetry International Festival (Stadsschouwberg, Rotterdam); The L.A. Dance Kaleidoscope Festival; Jerusalem Dance Theatre; Bethune Theatredans, and MTV, Korea .She has years of experience teaching classical ballet and jazz dance for children through professionals and as a guest teacher for DJazzEX; RAZ; Krisztina de Chatel; Theater Werkplaats Eskalibur; Stanley Holden Dance Center; Edge Performing Arts Center; Studio Piet Rogie/ Peter Bulckaen; Haagsche Dansetage; Amsterdam Dance Centre; Barrie Stevens, and Jerusalem Dance Theater to name a few. She currently teaches ballet, yoga, jazz and funky streetdance for children, teenagers and adults at her own school in The Hague “ Pallas Dance”. In 2010 Pallas embarked upon working as a freelance rehearsal director and has been invited to work with diverse dance companies including Massive Movement (formerly known as 2daPoint), Andy Ninvalle, artistic director; , OperaDans (aka Alchemy Ensemble), Nicole Jordan, artistic director; and Danstheater ClearFlow, . In 2011 Pallas resumed choreographing and performing (see 'news' page of this website for details and to view video). Pallas is interested in satsang and advaita with the beloved teacher Mooji, has studied hatha yoga and guitar, is married to a Dutchman, and is the proud mother of two boys.

Curriculum Vitae Dancer/Choreographer/Teacher

Scholarship Training

New York City Ballet

American Ballet Theatre

San Francisco Ballet

Ballet West

Dupre Dance Academy






“ I’m Nobody”: Poetry International Festival, Rotterdamse Schouwburg

“ A Fractured Fairy Tale”: Four Steps Forward, Korzo Productions, Den Haag

“ Soul-ot.G.I….”: Dance Kaleidoscope Festival, Los Angeles

"Soul-O; t.G.I 0 marry0, Terspicorps, L.A. Theatre Center

“ Wild Child”: Bethune Theatredans, Los Angeles

“ Playtime” Jerusalem Dance Theatre

“Variations on Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: Student Concert

“ Now I Can Tell You” video clip for MTV Japan


Performance Experience

Dennis Wayne and Dancers, N.Y.C.

Los Angeles Chamber Ballet

Los Angeles Classical Ballet

Jerusalem Tamar Modern Dance Company

Israel Ballet

San Diego Ballet

Nevada Dance Theatre

De Nederlandse Opera Ballet

Stichting Aida, Amsterdam

”Par Azart” A.W.A.W.A. Netherlands Tour

Herbalife Industrial Georgia Dome, Daniel Ezralow,choreographer

Toni Basil in Concert

Music and Dance Group Zzwing (Joeka)

De Dutch Don't Dance Division


Musical Theatre

Radio City Music Hall’s Magnificent Christmas Spectacular

“The Wizard of OZ”, “Dorothy” guest artist Calif. State University, L.A.

Maasdam; Holland America Line, World Cruise, Broadway Musical adaptations


Feature Films

“Salsa”-Featured Dancer, Cannon Films, Kenny Ortega, choreographer

Breakin’ II-Electric Boogaloo, Cannon Films, Billy Goodson, choreographer

“Tomboy”, Principal Dancer, Mirimar Productions, Billy Goodson, choreographer

“The Boost”, Featured Dancer, Tri-Star Productions, Zina Bethune, choreographer




Television/ MTV Video Clips

“Saturday Night Live”, Toni Basil, choreographer

“The Tracy Ullman Show”, Paula Abdul, choreographer

“The Nutcracker”, Public Arts Television, Los Angeles

“Par Azart, Ilona Grundmann Film Productions, German Arts T.V.

Toni Basil, Three Video Clips for “Word of Mouth” Album

Rodney Dangerfield

Pia Zadora


The Scorpions


Descriptions of Original Choreographic Works

“I’m Nobody”: a duet commissioned by the 28th annual Poetry International Festival performed in De Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, Holland, integrating live text of the poem of the same title by Emily Dickinson to a score from Beethoven.
“A Fractured Fairy Tale”: a 28 minute long tragic/comic,semi- autobiographic based trio produced by the Korzo Theatre, The Hague, for “Four Steps Forward”, an evening designed to feature the works of four up and coming choreographers.
“Soul-0:t.G.I….”: a duet which premiered at The Los Angeles Dance Kaleidoscope Festival, Luckman Theatre, Cal State,L.A. to popular and critical acclaim.

“Variations on Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini”: a twelve minute ballet set for twelve women en pointe to the score of the same title by Serge Rachmaninoff. Student concert, Los Angeles.

“Soul-o;t.G.IØmarryO”: a solo which premiered with Terpsicorps, L.A., and was subsequently invited to be performed for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Symposium on Dance, Los Angeles Theatre Center.


“Par Azart”: Co-choreographed the dance element of this multi media exposition.
Premiered in The Fodor Museum, Amsterdam, toured Holland, and was filmed and broadcast for German Arts Television.

“Wild Child”: commissioned by the Bethune Theatredans, Los Angeles. A comedic quintet set to the song of the same title by Iggy Pop. This was performed in schools throughout L.A. for teenagers and children.

“Playtime”: a trio commissioned by The Jerusalem Dance Theatre using the quirky music of Flim and the Beebees.

Teaching Resume/ Curriculum Vitae

Theater Werkplaats Eskalibur ; Den Haag, The Netherlands ; Guest teacher in residence, ballet for mentally and physically challenged actors

DJazzEX; Den Haag, The Netherlands
Guest teacher for the company, professional classical ballet

Stichting Servicepunt Dans Rotterdam; Studio Peter Bulcaen & Piet Rogie
Guest teacher, professional classical ballet

RAZ, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Guest teacher for the company, professional classical ballet

Haagsche Dansetage,Den Haag
Professioanl classical ballet for modern dancers

4 Steps Forward, Korzo Theatre, Den Haag
Guest teacher, professional classical ballet

International Music and Dance Seminar, Bregenz, Austria
Street Jazz, Lyrical Jazz

Stanley Holden Dance Center, Los Angeles
Advanced Classical Ballet

Edge Performing Arts Center, Hollywood
Classical Ballet, Jazz Dance

Artemis Kunst Centrum, Amsterdam
Classical Ballet

Amsterdam Dance Center
Classical Ballet

Muziek en Dansgroep Zzwing, Den Haag
Rehearsal director (repetitor),company teacher, professional classical ballet

Ballet Studio Carina Verzijl, Den Haag
Classical Ballet for adults and children

Barrie Stevens Dance Unlimited, Amsterdam
Classical Ballet, Jazz

Flex-pointe Dance Center, Den Haag
Classical Ballet, Jazz

Jerusalem Dance Theatre
Company Teacher, Classical Ballet, Jazz

Jerusalem Tamar Modern Dance Company
Classical Ballet, Jazz

Terpsichore Dance,Jerusalem
Street Jazz

New Breed Dance Theatre, L.A.
Ballet Mistress

Dance Outreach, Los Angeles
Dance for physically and emotionally challenged children

Dancecoach, Choreographer
Eclipse Gymnastics Team, National Finalists, Los Angeles, CA

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foto:Danielle Vermeij