From Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 1993 he emigrated to Sweden, where he discovered dance. His career took off when he in 1999 graduated from the Royal Swedish Ballet School in 1999. Since then he has worked with several projects and different companies including Danish Dance Theatre, Carte Blanche, Galili Dance, Ballet Gulbenkian, Ohad Naharin, Philipe Blanchard, Ina Christel Johannessen, Andersson Dance and Skånes Dansteater. He is now based in Copenhagen and has spent the last 6 years working as a choreographer with some of the most renowned dance companies in Scandinavia.
As both a choreographer and musician, Edhem Jesenković works intensely with rhythm, musicality and an insisting kind of humanism. He works physically with the performers revealing the inner layers of their personalities.
Edhem Jesenković has a portfolio of acclaimed performances behind him including: M.E.N, 4 Times Hundred and the piece Dilemma of Obedience, which was created for Danish Dance Theatre and got nominated for The Danish Critique Award for best dance performance of the year. In February 2016 he received critical acclaim for his solo performance REPUBLIKA.
Edhem Jesenkovic won the first prize for "7x8 That’s all it is" in The Cross Connection Ballet Choreography Contest in 2009 and his piece M.E.N got selected out of 600 to be a part of Aerowawes Spring Festival in Barcelona, 2015.
TABU / Danish Dance Theatre (Premiere in June 2016)
REPUBLIKA / Dansehallerne, Denmark (2016)
RUSH / Black Box Theatre, Denmark (2014/15)
M.E.N / Dansehallerne, Denmark (2014)
Mellemrum - Sydhavnen / Kitt Jonsson X-Act, Denmark (2014)
Dilemma of Obedience / Danish Dance Theatre (2012)
4 Times Hundred / Dansehallerne, Denmark (2011)
4-1 / Cross Connection Ballet Company(2009)
7x8 That’s all it is / Cross Connection Ballet Company (2009)
Balkan Rhapsody / Danish Summer Ballet (2007)
Alessandro Sousa Pereira
From Brazil. Born in 1983. Educated at Galpao 1 Dance School, Indaiatuba, São Paulo. Danced at Lina Pentiado Danca Cia, Bahia Ballet (Ballet do Teatro CastroAlves), Tanz Graz in Austria. From 2003–2007 he was engaged at Ballet Theatre Munich under direction of Philip Taylor, working with choreographers such as Carolyn Carlson, Jirí Kylián and Richard Alston. Alessandro started as a dancer at Danish Dance Theatre in July 2007. The last years Alessandro has created several choreographies for TanzTheater Braunschweig (Germany), Scapino Ballet (Holland), Black Box Dance Company in Holstebro (Denmark), Ballet Jovem Palacio das Artes (Brasil) Danish Dance Theater (Denmark), the Royal Danish Ballet, and Ballet Cidade de Sao Paulo (Brasil).
His choreographies have been presented in the Young Choreographers program at the Gärtnerplatz Theater in Munich from 2003 – 2007 and in the spring 2009 he won the 1. Prize at The International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover. Furthermore, Alessandro caused a sensation when his ballet Traditional cornered all the major awards at the Erik Bruhn competition in Canada in 2012.
Awards: Bayerischen Kunstförderpreis for his work as an outstanding dancer (2006), 1. Prize at the Hannover international Choreographer Competition (2009), Reumert Talent Award (2011), Foundation Albert Gaubier (2011), Best choreography at The Erik Bruhn Competition in Canada (2012).
Carmina Burana / Danish Dance Theatre (2015)
Instante / Ballet Cidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil (2015)
Krash / The Royal Danish Ballet (2015)
Traditional / The Royal Danish Ballet (2012)
Rites / Black Box Theatre, Denmark (2013)
And I for You / Danish Dance Theatre (2011)
Unintended / Danish Dance Theatre (2010)
Twools / Scapino Ballet, The Nederlands (2010)
Absent / TanzTheater Braunschweig (2009)
Notorios / Ballet Jovem Palacio das Artes, Brazil (2009)
Crossing Silence / Danish Dance Theatre (2008)
From Copenhagen. Born in 1986. At the age of 13 he started his studies at the Royal Danish Ballet School graduating in 2003 and joined the Royal Danish Ballet that same year. He danced in the full repertory of the company and took part in creations of world renowned choreographers. Following his graduation in 2003, the Royal Danish Ballet immediately took him on where he made his debut in John Neumeier's Romeo & Juliet at the age of 19. Following this, his career continued on its stellar path.
Appointed to the rank of soloist in 2009, he has danced principal roles in the renowned choreographies of the great innovators of the classical ballet and dance such as August Bournonville, John Cranko, George Balanchine, John Neumeier, Jiří Kylián, Jacopo Godani, José Limon, Angelin Preljocaj and Christopher Wheeldon.
In 2012 he joined Gauthier Dance//Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Germany, under the direction of Eric Gauthier where he ventured into more neoclassical and modern works. At Gauthier Dance Company where he has danced in creations by Itzik Galili, Jiri Bubenicek, Cayetano Soto and Eric Gauthier, and furthermore he danced the role of Nero in Christian Spuck's 'POPPEA//POPPEA'. Besides his dancing career Sebastian Kloborg also co-directs the group Dancers of The Royal Danish Ballet and has organized the benefit gala 'Dancing for UNICEF' in 2011. He started choreographing in 2011 for among others The Royal Danish Ballet. His style of choreography incorporates mime, humour and seeks to bring back storytelling to the world of dance.
Black Betty / CORPUS (The Royal Danish Ballet) (2016)
1970Now / The Royal Danish Ballet School (2016)
CORPUS Pop Up “Psykose 1943” / CORPUS (The Royal Danish Ballet) (2016)
STRANGERS / THE ROYAL DANISH BALLET (2015)
Homeless Love / Tivoli's Pantomime Ballet (2015)
Underwear / Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen, Denmark (2013)
Ways To Go / Gauthier Dance, Stuttgart (2013)
Ballet Stafet / THE ROYAL DANISH BALLET (2012)
Ludus Air / THE ROYAL DANISH BALLET (2011)