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Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød

Artist of The Royal Ballet

Biography

Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød in action.
Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød and Isabel Lubach in Sander Blommaert's She Remembers, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015 © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

Norwegian dancer Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød is an Artist of The Royal Ballet. He trained at The Royal Ballet Upper School and in 2015 graduated into The Royal Ballet’s Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme, going on to join the Company as an Artist in 2016.

Brændsrød was born in Oslo and began dancing at the age of ten, first as a breakdancer before turning to ballet. He went on to train at the Norwegian National Ballet School (where he participated in the documentary film Ballet Boys) and The Royal Ballet Upper School. His awards at the School included second prize at the 2013 Lynn Seymour Award for Expressive Dance, first prize at the 2014 Ursula Moreton Choreographic Award (with his piece Django’s Waltz performed at the School’s annual matinee) and the 2015 Ninette de Valois Prize for most outstanding male graduate.

His roles at the School included Jean de Brienne and lead Hungarian (Raymonda Act III), second movement pas de deux in Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto and in Derek Deane’s Chanson, Jiří Kylián’s Sechs Tänze and Christopher Wheeldon’s Rush. His roles with the Company have included in Obsidian Tear and Carbon Life, and he created a role in Charlotte Edmonds’s Meta. Work as a choreographer while with The Royal Ballet includes a piece for Draft Works 2017.

Photos

William Bracewell as Ted Feltham and Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød as Harry Patch in The Unknown Soldier, The Royal Ballet

The Royal Ballet in class, World Ballet Day 2018

Romany Pajdak and Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød as the Gypsy Couple in Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet

Canto De Ossanha by Joshua Junker, International Draft Works

Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød and Itziar Mendizabal as the Gypsy Couple in Don Quixote, The Royal Ballet

Calvin Richardson, Matthew Ball and Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, Matthew Ball, Edward Watson, Calvin Richardson and Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød

Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød and Isabel Lubach in Sander Blommaert's She Remembers, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015

Vadim Muntagirov as Florizel, Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød as Polixenes, Federico Bonelli as Leontes and Beatriz Stix-Brunell as Perdita in The Winter's Tale, The Royal Ballet

Canto De Ossanha by Joshua Junker, International Draft Works

Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød and Isabel Lubach in Sander Blommaert's She Remembers, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015

Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, Akane Takada, Ryoichi Hirano, Natalia Osipova and Olivia Cowley in rehearsal for Medusa, The Royal Ballet

Artists of The Royal Ballet and Associate Choreographer Jason Kittelberger in rehearsal for Medusa, The Royal Ballet

Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, Nicol Edmonds, Calvin Richardson, Wayne McGregor, Edward Watson and Matthew Ball in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Wayne McGregor, Calvin Richardson, Matthew Ball, Edward Watson and Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Edward Watson, Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød and Wayne McGregor in rehearsal for Obsidian Tear, The Royal Ballet

Hannah Grennell, Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød, Harry Churches, Leo Dixon, David Donnelly and Téo Dubreuil in Calvin Richardson's Untitled, The Royal Ballet's Draft Works, 2015