(323) Holly Dorger, Principal Ballerina of the Royal Danish Ballet

Posted by on 01.17.2023

On today’s episode of Conversations On Dance, we are joined by principal ballerina with the Royal Danish Ballet, Holly Dorger. Holly shares her experience growing up as a highland dancer, accepting a contract with Royal Danish straight out of SAB, the change in style and technique that accompanied her new job and how she continues to grow and adapt in full length roles she revisits. If you are in the Copenhagen area, you can catch Holly’s performance as Odette/Odile in ‘Swan Lake’ this coming March. 

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