Artistic Director – Vivi Flindt
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark 1943
Studied at Hans Brenå’s ballet school for children 1946-51
Accepted for The Royal Danish Ballet School 1951
Apprentice 1959, Ballet dancer 1961, Principal dancer 1967
Teachers: Hans Brenå, Erik Bruhn, Vera Volkova, Stanley Williams, Edite Frandsen and Toni Lander.
Studied in Paris, France with Mme Nora Kiss and Michaël Retznikoff, 1961.
Leading Roles: (all with The Royal Danish Ballet)
Miss Julie (B.Cullberg)
The Three Musketeers (Flemming Flindt)
The Miraculous Mandarin (Flindt)
Ballet Royal (Flindt)
Sacre du Printemps (Flindt)
Tango Chikane (Flindt)
The Swineherd (Flindt)
Aureole (Paul Taylor)
Pierrot Lunaire (Glen Tetley)
Lady and the Fool (J.Cranko)
The Moors Pavane (Jose Limon)
Lilac Garden (Anthony Tudor)
Cleopatra (Murray Louis)
The Lesson (Flindt)
Triumph of Death (Flindt)
Plus all leading roles in the Bournonville repertoire
Salome (Flindt) in the Circus Building, CPH.
Madge in La Sylphide, Dallas Ballet
Phaedra (Flindt) Dallas Ballet
Lucifer’s Daughter (Flindt) Music Theater, Århus, broadcasted directly by Danish Television
Guest Performances and Tours
With Royal Danish Ballet: USA, Italy, Spain, Poland, London, Edinburgh, Paris, Hong Kong. Russia, Domenican Republic, Yugoslavia, Romania.
With Rudolph Nureyev: Vienna, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Great Britain, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Mexico, USA, Canada and Australia.
Coppelia, Swan Lake 2nd act, La Sylphide, Nutcracker, The Toreador, Summerdances, The Lesson, Conservatoriet, Napoli pas de six and Tarantella, Flower Festival pas de deux, La Ventana pas de trois, Chopiniana, The Miraculous Mandarin, Triumph of Death, Caroline Mathilde.
Managerial Positions and assignments
Co. Artistic Director for Flindt Ballet Theater (Copenhagen, Ålborg) 1978 – 82.
Faculty Chairman of Dallas Ballet Academy, 1982 –89, reconstructing the education and setting up the curriculum.
Ballet Mistress with The Royal Danish Ballet 1994 – 96.
Affiliated with Oure Community College 1995 – 2004.
Artistic Director for Bartholin International Ballet Seminar since 1993
Guest Prof. with University of Cincinnati,Ohio since 1996
Reconstruction and notation of Balletmaster Hans Beck’s class notes from 1893 (in the Royal Library) : ”Bournonville Ballet Technique” accompanied by music booklet and video, published in 1992 in colaboration with Dr.phil. Knud Arne Jürgensen
Published in 2001 the auto-biography ”Når cypressen blomstrer” (When the cypress is in bloom)
Video, Film and television production
Filmed interviews with 5 former Principal Dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet.
Produced ”La Sylphide” with Royal Ballet of Flandern for Belgium Television.
Artistic Consultant for the animation movie BALLERINA
Honours and Grants
Knighted with the Order of Dannebrog 1975
Betty Nansen grant 1969
The Läkerol Cultural Prize 1971
Tagea Brandt grant for female artists 1974
The Ikea Cultural prize 1979
The Press Photographers Favorite Subject Award 1979
Balletmaster Hans Beck Memorial grant 1999
Vibeke Rørvigs grant 2008