Born
1981

Nationality
Danish

Education
The Royal Danish Ballet School.
She furthermore holds upper-secondary degrees in Danish literature, philosophy, social sciences and the visual arts.

Susanne Grinder
Principal Dancer

Became an apprentice with the Royal Danish Ballet in 1998, a member of the corps de ballet in 2000 and was appointed soloist in 2005. In 2010 she was appointed Principal Dancer after her debut as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake.

At The Royal Danish Theatre
Principal parts: Odette/Odile in Swan Lake, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Marguerite in Neumeiers Lady of the Camellias, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet,
Among Bournonvilleballets: Sylphide in La Sylphide, Teresina in Napoli, Hilda in A Folk Tale, Eliza in Le Conservatoire, main couple in Bournonville Fantasy, Eleonora in The Kermesse in Bruges. Furthermore: Giselle, Nikiya in La Bayadere, Caroline in Caroline Mathilde, Hippolyta/Titania in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Sugar Plum Fairy in Balanchines Nutcracker, The Little Mermaid in Neumeiers The Little Mermaid, the Waltz girl in Serenade, 1. Couple in Symphonie in 3 movements, Tjajkovskij pas de deux, The Dying Swan. Sylphide in Neumeiers 1963: Yesterday

Soloist parts: Pas de trois in The King’s Volunteers on Amager, pas de sept in A Folk Tale, Ballerina in The Concert, pas de cinq in Abdallah, pas de six in Napoli, fairy and pas de six in The Sleeping Beauty, Russian couple in Swan Lake, girl in Turandot’s Dream, Edvard in Far from Denmark and soloist in Piano Concerto No 2., L´homme de bois, Dancers at the Gathering, La Petite mort, Uncontaminated, Les Lutin and Salut.

Other engagements
Has performed throughout Europe in Spain, Italy, France, Russia, Deutschland and the USA in numerous of Bournonville ballets, such as La Sylphide, Napoli and A Folk Tale at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and at Lincoln center in New York, Romeo and Juliet in Tokyo. Also travelled with 'Soloists of Royal Danish ballet' in Brasil.

Creations
These choreographers have created works on Susanne Grinder: Johan Kobborg, Sidi Larbi, Jacopo Godani, Matjash Mrozewski, Yuan Yuan Wang and Sebastian Kloborg.

Prizes and scholarships
-Grant of Bartholin 2001.
-Grant of Albert Gaubier 2004.
-In 2006 she received the Reumert Talent Award and the Grant of Bournonville.
-The grant of Johannes and Ulla Poulsen 2011.
-The grant of Hvass-fonden 2014

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