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Are there two Johan Kobborgs ?May seem a stupid question, but I am puzzled!!!


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#1 Nanarina

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 05:18 AM

I have recently been looking up different dancers and have come accross two Johan Kobborg's, or so I think.

I know the one who dances with the Royal Ballet, and also guests around the world. Originally from the Royal Danish Ballet. He is fair haired and easily recognisable.

However, I have receently noticed a dark haired dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet quoted as being Johnan Kobborg cast on their latest programme calender. I do not think it is our Johan guesting there.
as he looks different in the video clips. Is it a common name in Denmark. Can anyone answer my query please? Thank you.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 06:45 AM

Johann Kobborg has spent a good part of his Royal Danish Ballet-begun career as a leading dancer of Britain's Royal Ballet.
there is, as far as i know, only one prominent ballet dancer of this name.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 08:10 AM

Nanarina - You might have confused Johann Kobborg with Sebastian Kloborg who is a soloist with the Royal Danish Ballet. Sebastian is the only child of Eva Kloborg (a Character Dancer with the company) and Frank Andersen (former AD of the company). Sebastian joined the company in 2005 and was promoted to soloist in 2009.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:13 AM

Nanarina - You might have confused Johann Kobborg with Sebastian Kloborg who is a soloist with the Royal Danish Ballet. Sebastian is the only child of Eva Kloborg (a Character Dancer with the company) and Frank Andersen (former AD of the company). Sebastian joined the company in 2005 and was promoted to soloist in 2009.


Thank you, to confuse things even more there is a video clip of Johann Kobborg dancing in La Sylphide I think at the Bolshoi, I have also seen a very recent video of a dark haired dancer given this name of "The Royal Danish Ballet". !!!

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:00 AM

Thank you, to confuse things even more there is a video clip of Johann Kobborg dancing in La Sylphide I think at the Bolshoi, I have also seen a very recent video of a dark haired dancer given this name of "The Royal Danish Ballet". !!!


Royal Danish/London Royal Ballet dancer Johan Kobborg (the only one as far as I know) danced La Sylphide at the Bolshoi at least twice: in 2001 opposite marianna Ryzhkina and in 2004 opposite Alina Cojocaru (the only and the one from London Royal Ballet, dancing at the Bolshoi as a guest).

#6 Nanarina

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:36 PM

Thank you all for the information.


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