Erik Thordal-Christensen, from Denmark, moved to California at age 7 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, Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Iago in José Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane, and Lysander in Frederick Ashton’s The Dream.
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.
Thordal-Christensen joined Oklahoma City Ballet for the 2018/19 season, and performed with the company in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), Robert Mills’ The Nutcracker, August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, and George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments.