Holding an MA in choreography from Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz, Berlin, and a BA in dance from the Codarts, Rotterdam, he combines his knowledge of dance and choreography with his endless curiosity for other art forms, science, and philosophy to create new ways of dancing and find alternatives forms of bodies interact with other bodies, space, and technology. In 2018 he received a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes next to being awarded for the Young Talent Award from the Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds.
In 2016 his first solo Three[point]Fourteen premiered at Dansateliers, Rotterdam as part of the OneNightDance program. His choreographies The Question of Broken Triangles, THE / LIFE / OF / FINE / LINES, CORRiDOR_PiECE, fluid horizons, Magic Show! and The Quality of Being in Colour, were present at Uferstudios, Dansmakers Amsterdam, TANEC Praha dance festival, ALTA studios, KoresponDance festival and Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin.
His solo performance Freischwinger was selected to perform at the opening of the 100 years Bauhaus festival in Dessau in February 2018.
As a dancer, Niels worked with choreographers such as Nanine Linning, Johan Kresnik, George Reischl, Joost Vrouenreats, Heidi Viertenthaler, Christine Devaney, Vloeistof, Gaia Gonnelli, and Erik Kaiel performing nationally and internationally.