Amy Watson

Amy Watson

Born: 1981

Nationality: American

Education: The School of American Ballet in New York

Previous companies: The Suzanne Farrell Company in Washington, D.C.

Career: Joined the Royal Danish Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2000. Promoted to soloist in 2003 and to principal dancer in 2007

Highlights from the repertoire of the Royal Danish Ballet: La Sylphide in La Sylpide, Birthe in A Folk Tale, Teresina in Napoli and Victorine in La Conservatoire (August Bournonville), Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Jewels – Emeralds and Agon (George Balanchine), the Ballerina in Etudes (Harald Lander), the Queen in The Cage, Anita in West Side Story Suite, Dances at a Gathering and Other Dances (Jerome Robbins), Hermia and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (John Neumeier), Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty (Christopher Wheeldon), Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (Nikolaj Hübbe and Silja Schandorff), Kitri and Mercedes in Don Quixote (Nikolaj Hübbe) and Babe in Come Fly Away (Twyla Tharp).
Other highlights has been gueststarring as Myrtha in Giselle with American Ballet Theatre in 2014and as Choleric in Four Temperaments with New York City Ballet in 2009


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Why do you think is ballet still relevant today?
Ballet is an unspoken language that the human race can’t let die as it is as important as any other languages. I find that the connection between music and movement is very relevant. I simply don’t want to live in a world where those two things aren’t relevant.

What is so special about the Royal Danish Ballet?
Its massive and heavy history! It is a house full of traditions, and it is an honor to be following in the footsteps of August Bournonville.

Is there one thing you can’t live without? 
My family – both my American and my Danish family. Also, I can’t live without challenges.

Productions in season 2020/21