Ulrik Birkkjaer

Ulrik Birkkjaer


  • BORN

    Copenhagen, Denmark


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

  • San Francisco Ballet

    Joined the Company as a principal dancer in 2017


    Royal Danish Ballet

helgi Tomasson

Nutcracker (Nutcracker Prince and Grand Pas de Deux Prince)


george Balanchine

Serenade (Dark Angel and Waltz Boy)


august Bournonville

La Sylphide (pas de deux)


harald Lander

Études (excerpt)


cathy Marston

Snowblind (originated role of Ethan Frome)


benjamin Millepied


The Chairman Dances—Quartet for Two


john Neumeier

The Little Mermaid (The Poet)


justin Peck

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming (originated)

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes


arthur Pita

Björk Ballet (originated)


dwight Rhoden

LET’S BEGIN AT THE END (originated)


alexei Ratmansky

Chamber Symphony in Shostakovich Trilogy


jerome Robbins

Fancy Free (Pas de deux Sailor)


liam Scarlett

Frankenstein (Victor Frankenstein)

george Balanchine





Symphony in C

Symphony in Three Movements

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2

Theme and Variations


august Bournonville


Flower Festival in Genzano

A Folktale 

Napoli (Gennaro)

La Syphide (James)

La Ventana

sidi larbi Cherkaoui 

L’homme de Bois (originated)


Richard Englund/Nikolaj Hübbe

Giselle (Albrecht)


Nikolaj Hübbe

La Bayadère (Solor)


Jiri Kylián

Bella Figura

Petit Mort

Sechs Tanze


kenneth MacMillan

Manon (Des Grieux)


peter Martins 



Peter Martins/Nikolaj Hübbe after Petipa

Swan Lake (Prince)


john Neumeier

Lady of the Camellias (Armand)

Romeo and Juliet (Romeo)


alexei Ratmansky

The Golden Cockerel (originated)


christopher Wheeldon

The Sleeping Beauty (originated)

The Wanderers (originated)

  • Won the award for best male dancer at The International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize, Toronto, 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 Bournonville Celebration tour with Royal Danish Ballet principal dancers and soloists to New York City and London, 2015.
  • Produced Dancing for UNICEF, a benefit performance in Denmark, which raised $100,000, 2011.