Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
Joined OKC Ballet in 2018
Drs. Lola and Dean Sicking
Erik Thordal-Christensen, originally 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 School, Boston Ballet, and Sarasota Ballet.
Thordal-Christensen joined Oklahoma City Ballet in the 2018 as a corps de ballet dancer, and was promoted to soloist in 2021.
His principal and soloist repertoire includes Prince Desire in The Sleeping Beauty, Espada in Don Quixote, Ali in Le Corsaire, Romeo in Romeo & Juliet, Lago in Jose Limon’s The Moor’s Pavane, Lysander in Fredrick Ashton’s The Dream, Cavalier and Arabian Coffee in The Nutcracker, Sangunic in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, and Arthur in Michael Pink’s Dracula.
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, Jíří Kylián’s Sech Tänze, Sonya Tayeh’s Beneath One’s Dignity, along with Le Corsaire, Swan Lake, and Giselle.