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Jacob Sparso

A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, Jacob received his training in Copenhagen and made his debut with the Royal Danish Ballet at the age of ten. He has been a principal dancer with Dallas Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium, Baltimore Ballet, and Oklahoma City Ballet. He has also appeared as a guest artist with Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo for five years during its Japanese tours. His dancing has taken him to England, Germany, Turkey, Greece, Russia, Holland, China, Japan, and throughout the United States.

Jacob has also remounted ballets for Fleming Flindt, former director of the Royal Danish Ballet, including Phaedre on Ballet San Jose and Ballet International, and The Three Musketeers on Komisch Opera Ballet in Berlin. In 1992, he met and danced for the King and Queen of Belgium for the Royal Danish Ballet’s Twentieth Anniversary. That same year, he also met and danced for the King and Queen of Denmark at a gala performance to celebrate their twentieth anniversary.

He has created ballets for Dallas Black Dance Theater, Dallas Ballet, Ballet Nouveau Colorado, Turtle Creek Choral Society and Oklahoma City Ballet. Among his most notable works for OKC Ballet are The Wizard of Oz and The Phantom of the Opera which was called “a lavishly beautiful new production” by The Oklahoman in 2010. Mr. Sparso began his affiliation as a dancer with the company in 1996 and retired from the stage in February of 2009 dancing Robert Mills’ Paris Rouge.