Valborg Borchsenius


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(née Jorgensen; b Copenhagen, 19 Nov. 1872; d Copenhagen, 5 Jan. 1949)

Danish dancer and teacher. She entered the Royal Danish Ballet School in 1879 and while a student appeared as one of Nora's children in the first performance of Ibsen's A Doll's House. She made her official debut with the company in 1891, became a soloist in 1895, and danced with the Danish ballet until her retirement from the stage in 1918. She was frequently partnered by Hans Beck in the Bournonville ballets. During the 1930s and 1940s she helped Harold Lander to restage the Bournonville repertoire and became one of the leading Bournonville teachers in Denmark.

Subjects: Dance.

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