Gerard Mosterd grew up in a Dutch-Indian / Indonesian family in Amersfoort. In 1985 he graduated in academic, either modern and folk dance and music at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Followed by an international career as a professional dancer at the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Hwa Kang Dance Company Taipei, London Festival Ballet, English National Ballet, Concordanse in Paris and Basel City Theatre.
Worldwide it conducts academic, historical and contemporary works of famous and less famous romantic 19th-century, modern and post-modern choreographers. In 1986 he studied at Yan Ming Shan Chinese Culture University in Taipei. His study, he combines with performances at the Department of performing arts. He dances in movie Makarova’s Swan Lake in 1988 (with the London Festival Ballet). In 1992 he was promoted at the English National Ballet to junior soloist.
In 1994, Gerard was appointed deputy director, ballet master, first dancer and choreography assistant of Qu Ping, which is recommended by William Forsyth (Frankfurt Ballet). Qu Ping operates from a Chinese background as a choreographer and director of the dance ensemble at the Theater Ulm. The company trains daily Tai Chi.
In 1996 Mosterd returned to the Netherlands and toured as soloist with the Capital Operetta from Amsterdam. He then performs with the intercultural company Hardbeat Yusuf Daniels and with the choreographer duo Voortman & Young. He also participates in commercial projects such as the Grand Gala du Disque (AVRO). Occasionally he works as editor and researcher for film and television productions (IDTV and Monsoon Pictures Singapore).
In 1996, Gerard Mosterd start choreographing and producing independent, alternative dance performances in the Melkweg in Amsterdam. With these performances he investigates thematically and physically Asia-Europe concepts.Inspired by Levi-Strauss, Sellars, Schechner, Artaud, Brook, Mnouchkine and own Asian origin he makes intercultural physical theater according to a phenomenological approach that does not take as its starting point the folkloric tradition.
Twice an international jury selects work by him to compete for the prize of the International Competition for Choreography in Hanover in 1997 and 1999. “Ketuk Tilu” , a trio of sensual Jaipongan music from West Java, is a distinctive Indo-European modern dance performance for the 1999 edition of the Pasar Malam Besar, an annual Asian festival in the Hague, where Mosterd introduces modern dance. Nine seasons he develops a private audience and he launches terms like Eurasian modern dance.
In the Netherlands acquires Mosterd brand awareness in Dutch-Indian cultural circuit and moves from there with his productions towards the Dutch stages. As an independent operating Dutch theater with an Indian background, he finally makes a decisive step towards the contemporary Indonesian arts.