The Royal Danish Ballet has announced that Alban Lendorf has been promoted by AD Nikolaj Hübbe to Principal Dancer, following Lendorf’s performance in Harald Lander’s Études on Saturday 30 April.
Alban Lendorf was trained at the Royal Danish Ballet School. He became an apprentice in 2006 and in 2008 he joined the corps de ballet at the Royal Danish Ballet, where he was appointed soloist in 2010 and promoted to Principal Dancer in April 2011.
Guest blogging about Lendorf’s promotion from corps dancer to soloist last year, RDB’s Carling Talcott said of her young, fast-riser colleague:
He has only been in the company for two years, but he is already a huge talent, not to mention a really fun & funny guy to have around.
At 21, the über-talented Lendorf has already danced the following principal roles: prince in Christopher Wheeldon’s The Sleeping Beauty, prince in Swan Lake and Gennaro in Napoli.
He has also appeared as a soloist in Études, Bluebird in Christopher Wheeldon’s The Sleeping Beauty, Pas de Sept in A Folk Tale, Harlequin in La Sonnambula, soloist in Symphony in C, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, young gypsy in Don Quixote and in Corsaire, Les Lutins, Bournonville Variations and Les Gentilhommes.
- Video (in Danish) where Alban is preparing for The Sleeping Beauty
- Alban Lendorf’s full resume
- Our review of RDB’s Symphony in C with Lendorf in the 3rd movement (“Is it a bird? Is it a plane?”)