Lis Jeppesen

(b. 1956)

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(b Copenhagen, 5 Apr. 1956)

Danish dancer. She studied at the Royal Danish Ballet School from 1963, and made her debut while still a student, taking the role of the White Girl in van Dantzig's Monument for a Dead Boy in 1973. She joined the Royal Danish Ballet full time in 1974, promoted to principal in 1980 and continuing with the company as character dancer from 1997. She was considered one of the finest Bournonville dancers of her day but also excelled in the Romantic repertory and additionally created roles in new works such as Flindt's Dreamland (1974) and Andersen's Fête galante (1989). She won the Pavlova Prize in 1979.

Subjects: Dance.

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