SEBASTIAN KLOBORG

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR and CONTEMPORARY REPERTOIRE DANCE SPECIAL GUEST (DENMARK)

Sebastian Kloborg was born in Copenhagen in 1986.

He started his studies at the Royal Danish Ballet School at 13 years old, graduated in 2003, and joined the Royal Danish Ballet right away.

He danced the entire repertory of the company and took part in creations of world renowned choreographers as a leading dancer: Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (John Neumeier), Albrecht in Giselle (Nikolaj Hübbe after Jules Perrot), The Prince in Cinderella (Tim Rushton), Theseus/Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (John Neumeier), The Teacher in The Lesson (Flemming Flindt), Lensky in Onegin (John Cranko), Madge in La Syphide (August Bournonville), Golfo in Napoli (Nikolaj Hübbe), Petite Mort (Jiří Kylián), Bella Figura (Jiří Kylián), Short Time Together (Sol León & Paul Lighfoot), The Death That Best Preserves (Natalia Horecna), Cacti (Alexander Ekman), Dancing With Anger (Lotte Sigh), Uncomtaminated (Jacopo Godani), Rhapsody (Nicolo Fonte), Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins), The Unsung (José Limon), La Stravaganza (Angelin Preljocaj), Earth (Jorma Uotinen), Serenade (George Balanchine), Symphony in C (George Balanchine), Symphony in Three Movements (George Balanchine), In Life, In Love and So On (Tilman O’Donnell).

In 2012 he joined Gauthier Dance//Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Germany, under the direction of Eric Gauthier, where he ventured into more neoclassical and modern works.

Since 2016, he is as a freelance choreographer and dancer for theatre, film, and art installations.

Sebastian stages dance choreographies for The Royal Danish Ballet, Danish Dance Theatre, Beijing Dance Theatre, English National Ballet, Kammerballetten, and the DAP Festival.

He also co-directs a group of dancers at The Royal Danish Ballet, and he has a choreographic fellow with Danish Dance Theatre.

In 2018, he was appointed a Knight by Queen Margrethe the II of Denmark to the Order of the Dannebrog.

He won the Danish Theatre Award for Best Dance Performance for Absolute Pitch-Black in 2020 as part of Kammerballetten and The Stardust Award from the Royal Crown Prince Couple.

In 2021 his film entitled “Diorama” won Best Short Dance Film at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival.

Sebastian is the artistic consultant of the DAP Festival since 2018.“

Choreographing to me is a movement for a reason.

It is an intention guided by emotions.

I want to create moods and pictures that can take the spectator somewhere else for a while.”

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