ARTIST

Erik Thordal-Christensen headshot

CORPS DE BALLET

Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark

Joined OKC Ballet in 2018


Sponsored by:
Drs. Lola and Dean Sicking

Erik Thordal-Christensen

Erik Thordal-Christensen, from Denmark, moved to California at age seven and trained at the Los Angeles Ballet School with Colleen Neary and Thordal Christensen. He has danced as a member of the corps de ballet with the Los Angeles Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Sarasota Ballet, and performed feature roles such as Espada in Don Quixote, Ali in Le Corsaire, Romeo and Paris in Romeo & Juliet, Iago in José Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane, and Lysander in Frederick Ashton’s The Dream.

Thordal-Christensen joined Oklahoma City Ballet in the 2018/19 season as a corps de ballet dancer, and performed principal and soloist roles such as Cavalier and Arabian in The Nutcracker, Sangunic in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, Arthur in Michael Pink’s Dracula, Paris in Robert Mills’ Romeo & Juliet, and Ali in Le Corsaire pas de deux.

Thordal-Christensen has also performed in George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Stars and Stripes, La Sonnambula, La Valse, and Serenade. Additionally, his repertoire includes Ashton’s Illuminations, William Forsythe’s Artifact, Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze, Sonya Tayeh’s Beneath One’s Dignity, along with Le Corsaire, Swan Lake, and Giselle.