Alexander Kolpin

(b. 1965)

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(b Copenhagen, 1 Jun. 1965)

Danish dancer. He studied at the Royal Danish Ballet School and became apprentice to the company in 1981, becoming principal from 1988. A dancer whose clean-cut precision was balanced by buoyant energy, he excelled in Bournonville ballets but also danced a wide modern repertory, creating roles in Flindt's Caroline Mathilde (1991), among others. He guested with several companies, including Australian Ballet, though injury forced him to take long absences from the stage and an early retirement. In 1991 he was appointed artistic director of the touring company Soloists and Principals of the RDB and founded the International Ballet of Copenhagen, a company that gathers together guest dancers from companies worldwide to perform both the Bournonville repertory and newly commissioned ballets.

Subjects: Dance.

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