Danish Dance Theatre at the Anniversary Show in Vilnius

Danish Dance Theatre has been invited to perform at the 25 years Anniversary Show celebrating the re-establishment of the diplomatic relations between Denmark and Lithuania.

The show arranged by the Danish Embassy in Lithuania will take place the 22nd of September 2016 at Sokio Teatras (Dance Theatre) in Vilnius, where Danish Dance Theatre will show excerpts from Black Diamond and Love Songs. Also the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet will perform at the Anniversary Show.

This year marks 25 years of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Denmark, and Denmark was the second country to recognize Lithuania’s restored independence.


Interview with our new dancer Jessica Lyall

"Coming to Danish Dance Theatre is my second retirement from point shoes"

Interview with Danish Dance Theatres new 26 year-old Australian top-dancer, 

Jessica Lyall


Early passion for dance

How did the passion for dance begin?


Danish Dance Theatre moving to the Opera House

From the 1st of February, 2017, the company will be housed in the Opera House of The Royal Danish Theatre, where the administration, dancers and technical personnel will have a permanent base. A minimum of twice a year, the company will be performing on the Opera’s stage ‘Takkelloftet’.

After seven good years at Dansehallerne in Vesterbro, Danish Dance Theatre is looking forward to the new and exciting opportunities that will arise at the Opera House on Holmen. The agreement with The Royal Danish Theatre can be seen as recognition of the company’s position as a beacon in contemporary dance.


New chapter in Danish Dance Theatre’s history

Come and dance with Danish Dance Theatre

Classes for ages 16 and up - Intermediate to Advanced

For those who would like to dance with members of Danish Dance Theatre. Fabio Liberti, Lucia Pasquini, Emily Nicolaou, Jason Nelson, Milou Nuyens & Luca Marazia will be teaching during the fall. You can experience for yourself their different styles of dance.


The first class starts on the 30th of August, 2016. Be sure to sign up at

Classes are every Tuesday from 18:00 - 19:30 pm!


Danish Dance Theatre’s Italian dancer, Fabio Liberti, has been selected to present his work “Let’s Du-Et” at the dance festival, Bern Tanzplattform, where he will be dancing together with Arina Trosyanetskaya.

Fabio Liberti’s work will be shown the 27th of May. A ceremony will commence on the 28th of May, presenting awards such as “Bern’s Dance Award” and ‘The Audience Award”.


Liberti says about ”Let’s Du-Et”:

”The work is a complex duet about love that plays around with the choreographer’s role by using a voiceover. I addition, the duet questions whether the love between the two dancers is real, or if it is just an illusion created by the choreographer.


Danish Dance Theatre has been nominated for a Reumert Award

Tim Rushton´s Firebird has just been nominated for “Best Dance Performance of the Year” for 2016.

The company is both very proud and excited about the nomination of 'Stravinsky's Firebird' for the prestigious theatre award 'The Reumert', which is Denmarks most reknowned theatre award. 


Firebird received great reviews in the press and played 14 sold out performances at Theatre Republique in Copenhagen, together with Copenhagen Phil's live orchestra.


The awards show takes place at The Royal Danish Opera House on June 5th, 2016 and will be televised live at 20:00.


Tim Rushton at the culture ball at Christianborg Palace

On Tuesday, 15 March, HM The Queen held an arts and culture ball at Christianborg Palace. The invited guests devoted themselves to art and culture and one of them was Artistic Leader at Danish Dance Theatre, Tim Rushton.
The arts and culture ball was first held by The Queen and The Prince Consort in 1976 under the name ‘Arts et Lettres’ (art and literature). Since that time, The Queen and The Prince Consort have issued invitations to arts and culture balls in 1985, 1998 and, most recently, in 2009.


Danish Dance Theatre’s Dutch dancer Milou Nuyens is invited to open the prestigious 'Holland Dance Festival' January 28, 2016

Milou Nuyens opens the internationally highly esteemed dance festival ‘Holland Dance Festival’ in The Hague at the Zuiderstrand Theater. Here she appears both in a duet by choreographer Alessandro Sousa Pereira from Danish Dance Theatre - danced with Andreas Kaas from the Royal Danish Ballet - and with the work ‘Snake Sense’ by the choreographer Regina van Berkel (Netherlands).


Milou Nuyens states the following concerning her participation:

Dansk Danseteater is looking for experienced contemporary dancers

Danish Dance Theatre is looking for experienced contemporary dancers with a strong technique and good improvisational skills. Therefore we are hosting two rounds of auditions in February and March 2016 respectively.

Danish Dance Theatre auditions

Admission to these auditions is by invitation only!



Danish Dance Theatre is looking for experienced contemporary dancers with a strong technique and good improvisational skills.


Therefore we are hosting two rounds of auditions in February and March 2016 respectively.


Dates and deadlines:


Love Songs on tour in Germany

During the remainder of November, Danish Dance Theatre will be travelling around Germany and Switzerland on a three week tour. The company has been invited to perform on seven large stages in Lingen, Bad Kissingen, Fulda, Worms, Düren, Schaffhausen and Coesfield.

The German audience will be presented with Tim Rushton’s successful performance ‘Love Songs’, which took the audience and critics by storm when it premiered at The Royal Danish Theatre in 2011. Love Songs both describes and plays around with the idea of love. Tim Rushton has created a modern dance performance that is both warm and intimate, relating to the individuals lifelong journey to find love. Caroline Henderson sings the classics from the good old days, such as ‘Come Rain or Come Shine’, ‘To Lay Me Down’ and ‘My Funny Valentine’.