Johan Kobborg

(b. 1972)

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(b Odense, 5 Jun. 1972)

Danish dancer, producer, and director. He trained at Funen Ballet Academy then at the Royal Danish Ballet School, entering the company in 1989 as an apprentice and promoted to principal in 1994, after making his debut as James in La Sylphide. A dancer gracefully shaped by his Bournonville schooling Kobborg also proved to be an arresting actor, and when he joined the Royal Ballet in 1999 he excelled in dramatic ballets such as Mayerling, Romeo and Juliet, Manon, as well as classics like Giselle. He has created roles in works by Wheeldon, Page, Brandstrup, and many others and has formed a regular partnership with Alina Cojocaru. The two perform in galas around the world and have guested with numerous companies including the Bolshoi, the Kirov, and Morphoses. As director, choreographer, and producer Kobborg has organized several programmes of ballet, including Out of Denmark for London's Queen Elizabeth Hall; staged productions of Napoli (Act III) (2007), and La Sylphide (2005), the latter originally for the Royal Ballet but also in the repertories of the Bolshoi, Zurich Ballet, and Kobayashi Ballet Tokyo, and created work for the Royal Ballet's New Choreography showcase (2009). Recipient of many awards including Best Male Dancer, Critics Circle (2001).

http://www.kobborg.co.uk Website for Johan Kobborg

Subjects: Dance.

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