The dancers and the management

An insight into the dancers and the team behind the company

Tivoli has hosted pantomime performances ever since the Gardens opened in 1843, and ballets since 1911 – always with an in-house company consisting of Danish and international dancers.

In 2012, we named our ballet company the Tivoli Ballet Theatre, simultaneously establishing the Tivoli Ballet School as part of Tivoli's increasing focus on talent development in the classical arts.

Tivoli Ballet Theatre consists of 20 dancers, including three character dancers. They come from all over the world, and all are classically trained. As dancers, they require not just strong technique, but also a flair for the dramatic expression that is such an important aspect of Danish pantomime tradition, and which always features in several ballets each season. 
Our dancers perform in the Pantomime Theatre, the Tivoli Concert Hall and on other stages outside of Tivoli.
Read on for an insight into our dancers, the team behind the company and day-to-day life at the Pantomime Theatre.

A day in the life of a dancer

A classical dancer's working day starts at 9.45 a.m. with an hour and a half of morning practice, followed by rehearsals until 3 p.m.

Since the summer season includes nine or ten different productions, there is always something new to rehearse. Most of our dancers generally participate in two performances each evening. They arrive at 5.30 p.m. and will typically work until around 9.30 p.m.


Tivoli Ballet Theatre

See all the dancers affiliated with the Pantomime Theatre and the management behind the Tivoli Ballet Theatre.

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