Gudrun Boyesen

Gudrun Bojesen was admitted to the Royal Danish Ballet School in 1984, she became an apprentice in 1992 and joined corps de ballet in 1994. In 2000 she was promoted to soloist and to principal dancer in 2001.

Principal parts At The Royal Danish Theatre: Marguerite in Lady of the Camellias, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, the Princess and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Tatjana in Onegin, the Ballerina in Etudes, Giselle, Caroline Mathilde, Titania in A Midsummernights Dream, The black angel in Serenade, the ballerina in Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 2, Symphony in C, The Tin Soldier and Tarantella. Of the Bournonville repertoire she has danced: Teresina in Napoli, La Sylphide, Elenora in The Kermesse in Bruges, Hilda in A Folk Tale, Elise and Victorine in La Conservatoire, Flower Festival in Genzano and Wilhelm Tell. Nikiya in La Bayadere. Queen of Sharmakhan in The Golden Cock.

Her solo parts: The cigarette and whistle solo in Suite en Blanc, Lucille Grahn in Pas de Quatre, the student and the pianist in The Lesson, the soloist parts in Stepping Stones, Return to a Strange Land, Bella Figura, L'homme de bois, Jazz, Turandot's Dream, Vers un pays Sage, In The Middle Somewhat Elevated, Dances at the Gathering, Les Lutin and Agon. Has performed throughout most of Europe, China, Canada and the USA in numerous Bournonville ballets, such as La Sylphide and Napoli at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Madrid, Pragh and Rome; A Folk Tale and Napoli in Beijing, Romeo and Juliet in Tokyo, and The Kermesse in Bruges and Gala Romantica in Rome, Tarantella and Flower festival in Genzano in Spoleto, Tjaikovskij pas de deux in Nerja, Giselle in Dresden, Rheingold in La Scala Milan.

New creations has been made for her by Patrick Delcroix, Jiri Kylian, Kim Brandstrup, Par Isberg, Jacopo Godani and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Prices and scholarships: Grant of Sven Aage Larsen (1997), Bournonville Award (1999), Albert Gaubier as well as The John Audun Roager and Else Marie Duvier's Grant (2000), Premio Positano (2001), Grant of Hans Beck's Memorial (2001), Grant of Niels Mathiasen (2004), The Danish theatre journalists Theatre Cup (2005), Reumert'Dancer of the year' (2008), Grant of Ole Haslund's Memorial (2012).






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