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Former Principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet and American Ballet Theatre

Choreographer & Instructor at The Royal Danish Ballet


The New York Times:

"One of the world's most exceptional dancers."



Educated at the Royal Danish Ballet School in Copenhagen 2006, promoted to Soloist in 2010 and to Principal Dancer in 2011.

Joined American Ballet Theatre in New York as Principal Dancer in 2015.

Studied acting with Sheila Gray in New York City.


Alban Lendorf has performed most of the leading parts in the classical ballet repetoire including Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo & Juliet, Manon, Lady of the Camelias, Apollo, La Bayadére, Le Corsaire, La Sylphide, Coppelia, Don Quixote, the Nutcracker, Napoli and many more. He has performed as guest star on some of the biggest stages around the world. 

Film, TV and Theatre:

"Det Største" - Lucas, TV2 Drama series, 2022

“Frk. Julie” - Jean, Bellevue Theatre 2021

“Krag & Virkner” - Journalist, DR TV-series 2021

“Fars Drenge” - Joakim, TV-serie 2021 

“Shadows In My Eyes” - Peter, feature film 2020

“Germany-Girls” - Mathias, Huset 2020

“Sweet Dreams” - Ben, art short 2019

“She-he” - Him, art short 2017

“Walk With Me” - David, feature film  2016

“Alban Lendorf, Ballettens Laudrup” - Self, DR documentary 2013

“De Udvalgte”   -  Self,  DR documentary 2010

“1,2,3, Dance” -  Self,   DR documentary 2010


Awards and prizes include:

‘Best Male Dancer’ Primio Positano, Italy 2011.

‘Dancer of the Year’ Reumert Awards in 2012 and 2014. 

‘Best Male Dancer’ Prix Benois de la Danse at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow 2013.

‘Best Male Dancer’ at European Ballet Awards in Berlin 2014.

1st Class Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog appointed by HM the Queen of Denmark

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