Danish Dance Theatre
c/o Operaen
Ekvipagemestervej 10
1438 København K

CVR NUMBER: 61 06 33 15


Danish Dance Theatre
c/o Det Kongelige Teater
August Bournonvilles Passage 8
DK-1017 Copenhagen K

Phone. (+45) 35 39 87 87
Fax: (+45) 35 37 49 98


(+45) 33 15 10 12

(+45) 33 69 69 69



Artistic Director, choreographer, filmmaker and dancer, Pontus Lidberg has firmly established himself as a creative and visionary artist, bringing dance and film together. Raised in Stockholm, Sweden, Lidberg trained at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. He holds an MFA in Contemporary Performing Arts from the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.

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A dancer with a deep desire to understand, Jessica is an astute thinker, excellent at framing scenarios in the studio and putting them into context in order to find new ways forward. Born in Australia in 1990, she later attended The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, receiving her BA in 2010. Directly after, she joined The National Dance Company of Spain, where she was subsequently promoted to soloist. In 2016, Jessica joined Danish Dance Theatre and has been a mainstay here ever since. Notable choreographers she has worked with throughout her career include: Mats Ek, Johan Inger, Ohad Naharin, Edhem Jesenković, Stephen Shropshire, Ivan Perez, and Marcos Morau.

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In the studio, Merete is perpetually searching for efficiency, both in her movements and in choreographic structure - a quest only strengthened through her experience of motherhood. Currently pursuing her Master's in Arts and Culture Management at Leuphana University of Lüneberg, she grew up in Norway, receiving her Bachelor's from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO). Born in 1989, Merete started her career as a freelance dancer, working with choreographers such as Ina Christel Johannessen/"zero visibility corp.", Edhem Jesenković, Yossi Berg & Oded Graf, also working with Sharon Eyal while guesting with Carte Blanche. In 2016, she joined Danish Dance Theatre, where she has worked with Marcos Morau, Stephen Shropshire, Didy Veldman, Roy Assaf, and Rachel Tess, among others.

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Lucas is curious and enthusiastic, eager to learn and ready to rise to challenges. He seeks deep connection and understanding. Born in 1988 in the United States, Lucas was educated at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre and later joined the company associated with the school, where he was subsequently promoted to soloist. In 2013, he moved to France to dance for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. Three years later, he took a two-year hiatus from dance to explore the world outside of the framework of a full-time dancing job. Later seeing the value dancing still brought him, he joined Danish Dance Theatre in 2018. He has been especially inspired during his work with Jiři Kylián, Trey McIntyre, Pontus Lidberg, Vladimir Varnava, and Rachel Tess.

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Lukas is a dancer who loves to get lost inside of movement, who's excited to push ideas further and loves taking them to their extremes. Born in 1993 in Germany, Lukas grew up in Denmark and was originally educated at the Royal Danish Ballet School, apprenticing for two years with the company. He later opted for a more contemporary route, attending the Palucca School of Dance, after which he joined Kamea Dance Company in Israel. After three years he returned to his homeland, joining Danish Dance Theatre in 2016. Since returning, Lukas has worked increasingly with photography and film in projects outside the company, allowing him to be showcased in novel ways. He has been shaped by his work with Itzik Galili, Tina Tarpgaard, Roy Assaf, Marcos Morau, Edhem Jesenković, and librettist Krystian Lada.

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Joe's good-natured willingness to throw himself into whatever project presents itself to him is the source of his wealth of new ideas and clever suggestions he shares in the studio. Born in the north of England in 1993, Joe left much behind to attend The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London at the age of eighteen. He joined Danish Dance Theatre as an apprentice directly out of school in 2014, and has only continued growing since. Several choreographers who have been instrumental to his growth while in the company have been Tim Rushton, Alessandro Sousa Pereira, Edhem Jesenković, Roy Assaf, Ina Christel Johannessen, Stephen Shropshire, Marcos Morau, and Idan Sharabi.

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A never-ending fount of inventive images and poetic pictures, Edward's innovative suggestions often help renew creativity in the studio and thrust the creative process in a new direction. Born in 1989 in England, Edward was educated at The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, whereafter he joined BalletBoyz in England in 2010. His experience there deeply shaped his life and strong work ethic, and offered him the chance to work with Javier de Frutos, Russell Maliphant, Christopher Wheeldon, Iván Peréz, Liam Scarlett, and Pontus Lidberg. Edward later moved to Berlin to freelance, where he struggled to find work, but gained a great respect for the freelance scene. In 2019, Edward joined Danish Dance Theatre, where he has had the pleasure of working with Stephen Shropshire, Rachel Tess, and Roy Assaf.

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Having earned his nickname in the studio as "Brad 0-100," his sharp movements and quick wit continually impress those around him and often paves the way for an easy path forward in the creative process. Originally from Yorkshire, England, and born in 1991, Bradley received his education from The Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, thereafter joining Balletboyz, where he was shaped by his work with Xi Xin, Maxine Doyle, Russel Maliphant, Iván Peréz, and Javier de Frutos. Bradley's talent as a photographer has been a boon to Danish Dance Theatre ever since he joined in 2019, and his photos have frequently been featured in DDT's promotional material.

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Julien's boyish enthusiasm in the studio is as contagious as the positivity his charm brings to the group. Born in France in 1995, Julien left home to join the famed Paris Opera Ballet School at the age of twelve, a very formational period in his life. After receiving a solid foundation in ballet technique, he joined the Paris Opera Ballet, where he had the opportunity to expand his repertoire, working with such notable choreographers as Saburo Teshigawara, Ohad Naharin, and John Neumeier. After several years, Julien dared to venture outside the safe confines of the Paris Opera, joining Danish Dance Theatre in 2019, where he has been an integral part of Pontus Lidberg's new creations for the company.

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A dancer full of youth, intelligence, and warmth, since she joined Danish Dance Theatre in 2020 Lúa's energy has brought a fresh spirit to the company and studio. Born in Madrid, Spain in 1998, she attended the Professional Dance Conservatory Carmen Amaya and later became the first Spaniard dancer to graduate from The Juilliard School. While there, she acted as choreographic coach for Juilliard Global and founded and co-directed a movement workshop in Madrid called 'Beyond Words.' Lúa is not only a dancer, but a choreographer, educator, and illustrator with her own self-published illustrated book, entitled 'Pasiones en pedacitos.' A few of the choreographic voices that helped shape her into the dancer she is today include África Guzmán, Peter Chu, and Stephen Petronio.

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With a sense of movement as light and graceful as her personality, Kristin is a lovely presence in the studio, engaged both within and without. A homegrown Norwegian from Bergen born in 1992, she received her BA in Ballet from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KhiO), thereafter moving away to Italy and joining the Balletto Teatro di Torino in 2011. She later turned her sights north to Germany, where she danced for the Hessisches Staatsballett for four years. Taking one more step closer to her homeland, she joined the Danish Dance Theatre in 2020. Throughout her time with these companies she's savored working with choreographers Matteo Levaggi, Itzik Galili, Tim Plegge, Itamar Serussi, Bryan Arias, Sita Ostheimer, Alejandro Cerrudo, Jeroen Verbruggen, and Roy Assaf, among others. She is currently pursuing her MA in Arts and Cultural Management at Leuphana University.

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