Johan Inger

Johan Inger


Inger completed his dance training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and at the National Ballet School in Canada. From 1985 to 1990 he danced with the Royal Sewdish Ballet in Stockholm. Fascinated by the works of Kylián, Inger joined NDT 1 in 1990 where he was a high-profile dancer until 2002. Soon his talent for choreography was noticed.

From 2003 to 2008 Inger was artistic leader of the Cullberg Ballet for which he made various choreographies. In 2008 Inger stopped as artistic leader for Cullberg Ballet so as to devote himself entirely to choreography.

Former NDT 1 dancer Johan Inger (Stockholm, 1967) has been an associate choreographer at NDT between 2009 and 2015. In 1995 he made his first choreography for NDT 2. The resulting Mellantid marked his official debut as a choreographer and was immediately a resounding success. Furthermore Inger created the following ballets for the company: Dissolve in this (2009), Tone Bone Kone (2010), I New Then,Sunset Logic (2012), and B.R.I.S.A. (2014). His work One on One (2015) earned him the 2016 Benois de la Danse. In season 2017-2018 this work is performed in the NDT 2 programme Schubert which premiered on November 4, 2017. For the NDT 2 program Standalone, Inger presents a world premiere IMPASSE.

In 2013 Inger received the prestigious Carina Ari medal in Stockholm for his worldwide promotion of Swedish art and dance. Inger’s work is on the repertoire of many leading dance companies all over the world.

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