Photo: Bengt Wanselius
The Swede Johan Inger (Stockholm, 1967) 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 Swedish Royal Ballet in Stockholm. Fascinated by the works of Kylián, Inger was convinced that a next step in his dance career should take him to Nederlands Dans Theater. In 1990 he joined NDT 1 and was a high-profile dancer in this company until 2002. Soon his talent for choreography was noticed.
Inger was asked in 1995 to make his first choreography for NDT 2. The resulting Mellantid marked his official debut as a choreographerand was immediately a resounding success.