Johnny Eliasen

(b. 1949)

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(b Copenhagen, 1949)

Danish dancer. He studied at the Royal Danish Ballet School and danced with Scandinavian Ballet as a soloist (1964–5), then with RDB from 1966 where he was promoted soloist in 1972. A versatile, dramatic performer, he created leading roles in Flindt's Felix Luna and Trio (both 1973), and Triumph of Death (1971). In 1987 he became ballet master of London Festival Ballet, in 1990 was appointed deputy artistic director of the Berlin Opera Ballet, and between 1994 and 1997 was with RDB as assistant artistic director, and temporary director. Since 1997 he has taught internationally and has staged the Bournonville repertory.

Subjects: Dance.

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