The company consists of 20 classically trained dancers from all over the world – including three character dancers from Denmark. Aside from the Royal Danish Ballet, the Tivoli Ballet Theatre is the only classically-based ballet company in Denmark.
Each summer, it stages almost 300 performances in the Pantomime Theatre, with genres spanning classical ballets, fairy tale ballets, modern works and traditional pantomime. Most have been created specifically for the company.
The Tivoli Ballet Theatre also produced the magical Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. Performed in the Tivoli Concert Hall in 2012 and 2014, this production features Queen Margrethe II of Denmark as set designer, and can be enjoyed once more in December 2016. Our partnership with the Queen dates back to 2001, when she became affiliated with the Pantomime Theatre as in-house set designer. She has since created décor and costumes for a variety of fairy tale ballets.
The Pantomime Theatre enjoys a unique position in Tivoli both as a building and through the repertoire that is performed every summer. The theatre is Tivoli's oldest building and is an integral part of the long history of the gardens.Pierrot, Harlequin, Columbine and Cassandra are all Tivoli icons. They are not only seen in our pantomime performances, but are also well known outside Tivoli.
Queen Margrethe II has been the Pantomime Theatre's in-house set designer since 2001. Working closely with choreographer Dinna Bjørn and composer James Price, she has created décor and costumes for a variety of fairy tale ballets based on Hans Christian Andersen's stories.
In 2012, the Queen also designed the sets for Tivoli's special version of The Nutcracker, which was also performed in 2014, 2016 and will be revived in December 2018.
The company's work with the Queen is always interesting and innovative – and in 2016, Tivoli produced a new ballet Cinderella, in which the Queen worked together with Danish singer and composer Oh Land and Russian choreographer Yuri Possokhov.
The Tivoli Ballet Theatre holds ongoing auditions in connection with new appointments for upcoming summer and winter seasons as well as for special projects. Professional dancers may also attend one of the company's classes.
There are no auditions planned for the time being. Please check this space for any news.
When we hold auditions, your application must include the following:
1. A detailed CV which includes your height, weight, date of birth and nationality
2. A recent classical dance photograph (full length)
3. Profile photo (head and shoulders)
4. Video (at least one solo from your repertoire, 2 minutes)