Silja Schandorff (SS)
Appointed Artistic coordinator and ballet master at the Royal Danish Ballet in 2009. Since March 2011 she has been Deputy Artistic Director.
At The Royal Danish Theatre
Principal lead and title roles: The title roles in La Sylphide, Manon and Caroline Mathilde, Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Aurora in the Sleeoing Beauty, Kitri in Don Quixote, the Ballerina in Etudes, the title role and Myrtha in Giselle, Hilda and Birthe in A Folk Tale, Hippolyta/Titania in A Midsummer Nights’s Dream, Hannah Glavari in The Merry Widow, Penelope in The Odyssey, the Princess and the adult Clara in The Nutcracker.
Principal soloist parts: Seniorita in La Ventana, Pas de Trois in Corsaire, Eliza in La Conservatoire, White in Serait-ce La Mort, Allegro Brilliante, Yesterday, Witness, Gaite Parisienne, Mahler’s 5th Symphony – Adagietto, the Ballerina in Piano Concerto No. 2, Symphony in C 2. Movement, Rubies, The River, Partita, Polacca, Violin Concerto, Bhakti 3, La Cigarette/Pas de deux in Suite en Blanc, Seranade, Tzigane, the Pianist in The Lesson, Barbers Violin Concerto, Concerto 2. Movement, the Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Palmyra in Adballah, Returnto a Strange Land, Stepping Stones, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, Therpsichore in Apollon, pas de deux in Agon, Tchaikovsky’s pas de deux, and La Sonnambula.
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet with the Boston Bakketm Odette/Odile in Swan Lake with the New York City Ballet, Bethena in Elite Syncopation, Seranade and Concerto with the National Ballet of Canada, The Three Musketeers with the Australian Ballet, a tour of South Africa and South America with Principals and Soloists from the Royal Danish Ballet, the Ballerina in Aveny T’s The Nutcracker, Duo Concertant at Tivoli Gala in Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, and a number of other gala performances in Europe and the USA.
Polacca, Partitam Homage a Bournonville, Andante, Hvisken og svæven and Sonata for 7 by Anna Lærkesen, Yesterday by John Neumeier, 123-12 by Ib Andersen, Das Lied von der Erdeby Konstantin Patzalas, Concerto in Pieces by Lila York, Swan Lake and Octet by Peter Martins, Bela by Tim Rushton, and Lord Knows I can be Strong by Louise Midjord with music by Swan Lee.
Prices and scholarships
First Prize in the Erik Bruhn Competition in 1989, the Reumert Award as Dancer og the Year in 2001 and 2005, The 2000 European Prize, the Albert Gaubier’s Travel Grant and the Tagea Brandt’s Travel Grant. The hounour prize at Reumert 2009.Silja Schandorff is a 1st degree Knight of the Order of Dannebrog.