Pascal Rekoert

Assistant Professor, Dance Education Coordinator

Physical Education & Human Performance

Contact Information

Harrison J. Kaiser Hall 018-10


PASCAL REKOERT started his dance career performing with Dutch companies Stichting Totaal, Danstheater Arena, Foundation Satori, and Bronkhorst & Jongewaard. In 1998 he performed in The Fall, a piece that garnered acclaim as “the dance document of the 90’s,” receiving the coveted Prix d’auteur du conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis in Paris, France. Upon his arrival to New York in 2000, Rekoert became a premier dancer and Associate Artistic Director with Jennifer Muller/ The Works, assisting Artistic Director Jennifer Muller with choreographies for New York City Opera, with performances at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, and with projects in Bolivia, Thailand, China, and Brazil. Since 2000, Rekoert has also produced a wide variety of festivals and performance series in New York City: WestFest which featured companies from the UK, Israel, and Canada; The HATCH Presenting Series; The HATCHed Sequel Series; the GHOST Series, and dance film festival Canned Unicorn at The Rover SoHo.  

Rekoert’s choreographies have been presented in theaters in Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and throughout the United States. Mr. Rekoert commercial work includes PTT Dutch Royal Communications, BERENIK, Motorola, Levi’s, Dockers, L’Oreal Paris, New York Fashion Week, and various celebrity designers. Described as “magnetic and intricate” (the Dutch Volkskrant, 2001), Rekoert has also collaborated with various filmmakers. In 1999, he choreographed the Dutch short dance film “Erasmus Spitzen, Crossing a Bridge on Points,” which premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Since 2008, Rekoert has worked with Z Collective in a variety of theater, film, and hybrid collaborations. Rekoert independent film ventures include the first-ever “portable” dance film festival in 2008, bringing 35 short dance films to mobile devices, such as iPhones and iPods.  

Rekoert has received generous support from the Westbeth Artists Residents Council (2009-2011) and The Field for a two-week residency
at White Oak Plantation in Florida (2008). Prizes and awards include the Chashama “Best Short Film Award” (2008), and the Prix d’auteur du conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis in Paris, France (1998).  

As a Lincoln Center Scholar who finished his master’s degree in an inaugural partnership program between Lincoln Center Education
and CUNY Hunter College, Rekoert helped revise the New York City Department of Education Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance. In June 2016, he graduated with NHSDA Honors and was selected to present Chancellor Farina with the President’s Medal during the CUNY Hunter Commencement ceremony. Before becoming a full-time NYCDOE dance educator in 2015, Rekoert was a teaching artist in K-12 schools, devising Hip Hop, jazz dance, tap, and African Dance lessons.  

Rekoert earned an M.A. in Dance Education from CUNY Hunter College as part of the inaugural Lincoln Center Scholars Program, and currently pursues the Leadership and Policy specialization as a doctoral student within the Ed.D. Dance Education Program at Columbia University, Teachers College. Through his research he aims to understand the correlations between race, masculinity, and socioeconomic status within the male adolescent population in urban neighborhoods.