Nathalie Nordquist Verified

Principal Dancer, Royal Swedish Ballet

www.nathalienordquist.com
Born: Stockholm, Sweden

Nathalie was was admitted to the Royal Swedish Ballet School at the age of 10. She studied there nine years and was after graduation, asked by Frank Andersen to join the Royal Swedish Ballet (RSB) in 1998.

In 1999 she won the swedish eurovision contest for young dancers and in the european final she won the silver medal. She also danced roles like Clara in Nutcracker, Peasent pas de deux in Giselle, the pas deux trois in Swanlake, the pas deux quatre in Mahler’s third sympony and other soloist parts.

In 2001 she was promoted soloist by Petter Jacobson the current RSB Director. The same year she debutated as Odette/Odile in the new setting of Sir Peter Wrights Swanlake on the opening night at the Royal Swedish Opera. It was a huge success. And BBC recorded the production with Nathalie in the lead, to be broadcasted on television and sold on DVD worldwide. Except for touring with Swanlake to Gothenberg and Wiesbaden and attending, Dame Beryl Greys 75th anneversery gala in London with the Black Swan pas de deux, she also premiered in her favourite role Manon and as the soloist in Scenes des Ballet. She continued dancing leading roles, such as Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, Olga in Onegin, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker wich she also guested with in Italy. Her repertoar also included neoclassic and modern leading parts in dance pieces by such prominent choreographers as Bill Forsythe, Gerorge Balachine, Merce Cunningham, Jiri Kylian, John Neumeier, Twyla Tharp, Angelin Preljocajs and Mathilde Monnier to mention a few.

In 2004 Nathalie had a guest appearance for a month with the Australian Ballet, where she danced Lise in La Fille Mal Gardee, at the Sydney Opera in Sydney. When she arrived back to Sweden she was prepared by Gunilla Roempke to dance the dramatically challenging role of Solveig in John Neumeier’s Peer Gynt. This lead to her promotion to principal, 25 years old.

Following more leading roles amongst them Pippi Longstocking in the ballet with the same name, choreographed by Pär Isberg world premiering 2005. She also guested as Sugar Plum Fairy in Alexander Ratmanskys "Nutcracker" with the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen. In 2006 Krystof Pastor created the role of Isolde for her, in his new ballet Tristan, that had its world premiere in march at the Stockholm Opera. The same year she had the pleasure of once again working with Natalia Makarova for the role of Gamzatti in "La Bayadere" and touring to Athens in Greece where the production was danced on the famous "Acropolis" amphi theatre.

In 2007 she was casted by Jean-Christoph Maillot to dance Cinderella in his ”Cinderella” and inspired by his work, she took leave of abscence from the Royal Swedish Ballet and joined Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo where Mr Maillot is Choreographer and Director.

As a first soloist with the company she is touring all over the world. Apart from dancing Cinderella, she is adding roles to her repertoare, like The Queen in ”Sleeping Beauty” Hermia in ”A Midsummer Night's Dream” and Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet", all choreographed by Mr Maillot. In 2008 she had the fortunate experience to be in the creation of ”Whiteout” by Marco Goecke and also danced in Johan Ingers Walking Mad.
Most rescently she is featured as Hermia in the DVD film of "Le Songe" which will be released for sale and broadcasted on television in february 2009.

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Nathalie was was admitted to the Royal Swedish Ballet School at the age of 10. She studied there nine years and was after graduation, asked by Frank Andersen to join the Royal Swedish Ballet (RSB) in 1998.

In 1999 she won the swedish eurovision c…

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Nathalie Nordquist - Nathalie Nordquist as Odette in Swan Lake, with Anders Nordström

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Odette - Swan Lake Act II

Odette - Swan Lake Act II
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