About Karina

Karina Elver was born in 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark. She began to dance at the age of 3, and at 9 years old she was accepted as a ballet student at The Royal Danish Ballet School.

In 1978 she was accepted as an apprentice at The Royal Danish Ballet and after 2 years she became a ballet dancer at The Royal Danish Ballet.

During her time at The Royal Danish Ballet, she had many solo parts in several famous ballets by August Bournonville, Balanchine, Alvin Ailey and many more.

In 1992 she started to create her own choreography.

In 2003, after a wonderful career of 32 years, she decided to leave The Royal Theater to work as a freelance ballet teacher/choreographer/repetiteur and Bournonville specialist.

Since 2011 Karina has been working in New York, and other States across the U.S, teaching and staging Bournonville ballets.

Karina Elver

“I was born in Copenhagen, Denmark.

I've been working with the Bournonville style since I was 9 years old. The Royal Danish Theatre is a very big part of my life and will always have my heart.

After a wonderful career I decided to become a freelance Ballet Teacher, Choreographer and Repetiteur in the famous August Bournonville ballet style. Besides teaching, staging and directing Bournonville ballets around the world, I also like to get inspiration from other interest and work such as acting, sculpting, psychology, meditation, reading and creative projects in other art forms.”

Karina Elver - ballet teacher, choreographer & repetiteur

Karina Elver

Resumé

2018

Salt Lake City, Ogden USA. Bournonville-Seminar

Helsinki, Finland. Bournonville-Seminar

Maribor, Slovenia. Bournonville-Pantomime Masterclasses

Brandon Ballet, Florida, USA. Guest Teacher/Choregrapher

The National Theatre, Split, Croatia. - Restaging La Sylphide.

2017

Maribor Slovene National Theatre, Maribor, Slovenia. - La Sylphide.

The National Theatre, Split, Croatia. - La Sylphide.

2016

Nashville Ballet. - Guest teacher/Bournonville-Workshop.

Cincinatti Ballet. - Guest teacher/Bournonville-Workshop.

Indiana Bloomington Jacob school of Music. - Bournonville Workshop.

Peridance New york. - Guest teacher.

Joffrey Ballet School, New York. - Guest teacher/Bournonville Workshop

Joffrey Ballet School, New York. - Summer-Intensive

Les Ballet Trockadeo du Monte Carlo, New York. - Guest-teacher, Coaching Bournonville

2015

Colorado Ballet, Denver Colorado. - Staging and directing August Bournonville’s La Sylphide.

Colorado Ballet Academy, Denver Colorado. - Bournonville-Masterclass.

Ellison Ballet 10 years anniversary. - Symphony Space, New York. - The Jockey-Dance.

Steps on Broadway, New york. - Summer-intensive, Guest teacher.

Joffrey Ballet School, New york. - Guest teacher.

Czech Republic, Ostrava. - Re-staging La sylphide.

440 Lafayette St, New York. - Master-classes.

Les Ballet Trockadeo du Monte Carlo, New York. - Guest teacher.

Peridance, New york. - Guest teacher.

2014

Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, New York. - Teacher and Bournonville instructor

Ellison Ballet, New York - Bournonville’s Le Conservatoire, A Folk Tale, Staging and directing - Guestteacher

Czech Republic, Ostrava - Staging and directing La Sylphide

2013

Joffrey Balletschool, New York - La Ventana, Pas De Trois

Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, New York. - Teacher and Bournonville instructor

Steps on Broadway, New York - Masterclasses in Bournonville style

Indiana University, Jacob school of Music - Guest teacher and instructor

Musical Art Center, Bloomington, Indiana: Old world-New world - Staging and directing, Bournonville-Suite

2012

Connecticut Ballet - La Ventana: Staging and directing - Bournonville workshop

Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, New York. - Teacher and Bournonville instructor

Steps on Broadway, New York - Masterclasses in Bournonville style

Ellison Ballet, New York - Bournonville’s Le Conservatoire, A Folk Tale, Staging and directing - Guestteacher

Indiana University, Jacob school of Music - Guest teacher and instructor

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