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Principals

Ulrik Birkkjaer

Ulrik Birkkjaer

Biography

  • Born

    Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Training

    Royal Danish Ballet School
    Additional training with Kevin Haigen, Loipa Arouja, and Sorella Englund

  • Company Membership

    Joined the Company as a principal dancer in 2017

  • Other Dance Companies

    Royal Danish Ballet

BALLETS—SAN FRANCISCO BALLET

Tomasson
Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince and Grand Pas de Deux Prince)

Balanchine
Serenade (Dark Angel and Waltz Boy)

Bournonville
La Sylphide (Pas de Deux)

Lander
Études (excerpt)

Marston
Snowblind (originated role of Ethan Frome)

Millepied
Appassionata
The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two

Neumeier
The Little Mermaid (The Poet)

Peck
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (originated)
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

Pita
Björk Ballet (originated)

Rhoden
LET’S BEGIN AT THE END (originated)

Ratmansky
Chamber Symphony in Shostakovich Trilogy

Robbins
Fancy Free (Pas de deux Sailor)

Scarlett
Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein)

BALLETS—OTHER COMPANIES

Balanchine
Agon
Diamonds
Rubies
Serenade
Symphony in C
Symphony in Three Movements
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
Theme and Variations

Bournonville
Conservatory
Flower Festival in Genzano
A Folktale
Napoli (Gennaro)
La Syphide (James)
La Ventana

Cherkaoui
L’homme de Bois (originated)

Englund/Hübbe
Giselle (Albrecht)

Hübbe
La Bayadère (Solor)

Kylián
Bella Figura
Petit Mort
Sechs Tanze

MacMillan
Manon (Des Grieux)

Martins 
Octet

Martins/Hübbe after Petipa
Swan Lake (Prince)

Neumeier
Lady of the Camellias (Armand)
Romeo and Juliet (Romeo)

Ratmansky
The Golden Cockerel (originated)

Wheeldon
The Sleeping Beauty (originated)
The Wanderers (originated)

AWARDS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Won the award for best male dancer at The International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize in Toronto, Canada, in 2006.
  • Performed as a guest artist with Lithuanian National Ballet, Los Angeles Ballet, and Japan’s Inoue Ballet.
  • Danced at galas in France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and the U.S.
  • Produced a tour, “Bournonville Celebration,” to New York City and London, with Royal Danish Ballet principal dancers and soloists in 2015.
  • Produced a benefit performance, “Dancing for UNICEF,” which raised $100,000, in Denmark in 2011.