Formerly trained classical ballet dancer internationally renowned guest performer, teacher and choreographer from San Juan, Puerto Rico USA best known as "Nolan Seda”.
Mr. Van Der Ster was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico where he began his dance training in Añasco P.R with Luz Enid Soto Paz at the age of 14, completing later studies with legendary teacher Fernando Alonso in Havana, Cuba . Original roles were created for him by choreographers such as Julio E. Rivera ( master teacher of the Alvin Ailey school and the creator of the Rivera Horton technique) Ms. Caridad Martinez ( Former Prima Ballerina at the National Ballet of Cuba and Ballet Hispanico School Director )and Mr. Frank Galvez ( Artistic Director and Choreographer of the Galmont Ballet Rockledge Florida ).
Under the guidance and by the referral of Mr. David Howard ( “Teacher of Stars”) Mr. Van Der Ster accepted the position of principal dancer at City Ballet of San Diego, CA where he performed there for 3 seasons. Van Der Ster guest performed for dance companies such as the Harrisburg Dance Conservatory , Chambersburg Ballet Theater, Fairfax Ballet , New York Theater Ballet, National Ballet of Puerto Rico, Stamford Ballet School , New England Dance Academy and the Atlanta Dance Theater.
While taking his methodology of classical dance internationally Mr. Van Der Ster Worked as an Artistic Advisor for “Dance Works “ in New Zealand, Melbourne Academy of Ballet in Melbourne AU, Mudgee Academy of Ballet in Mudgee AU, National Institute of Circus Arts ( NICA) among many others.
Mr. Van Der Ster toured across the western Australian territory teaching classical ballet incorporating his methodology for body conditioning , Acrobatics, Point Work , Pas de Deux work for Beginners ,Intermediate, Advance and pre- Professional levels. Through Danse Exceptionnel many dancers as well the extension adult programme improved their technique and artistry .
Mr. Van Der Ster has staged Choreography work such as 2011-Prologue of the full-length ballet "Anastasia" 2013- A classical Experience (3 movements, one audience) 2014- Rigadoon point work for solo dancer. Extensive experience in diverse styles of dance such as Contemporary Neo-Classical and Classical repertoire for private and public performing art schools with dance departments as well college degree level for dance programs curriculum. Mr. Van Der Ster is Founder Director of Dance Exceptionnel.