Dereck Cayla is a French choreographer and dance teacher who lives and works in Amsterdam. In 2008 he graduated as a dancer from the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse in Paris. A year later he joined the dance ensemble of ICK. He has appeared in various performances by Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten, such as ROCCO, youPARA|DISO, and EXTREMALISM; and in works by ICK guest choreographers such as Nicole Beutler, and Robyn Orlin. This gave him the opportunity to discover a broad spectrum of contemporary dance.
In 2015 he will leave ICK's dance ensemble to focus on his work as a choreographer. He will remain associated with the company as a teacher Double Skin / Double Mind, the method of Greco and Scholten that is taught worldwide. With the support of ICK he made Mermaids, a duet for two male dancers that was performed during July dance and in September 2019 on the water of the Sloterplas.