Holly Dorger, originally from the US now living and working in Denmark, is a Prima Ballerina with the Royal Danish Ballet. She joined the corps de ballet after graduation at 18 years old. She was promoted to Principal Dancer on George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations in 2016.
Holly’s resume continues to grow with classical ballets such as Giselle, Raymonda and Swan Lake and with more recent ballet’s such as Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
She was trained in the Balanchine technique so her Balanchine repertoire stays true to the style. Holly’s Gala Performances on tour include, Copenhagen, Aarhus – Denmark, New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C.- United States, Tokyo -Japan, Beijing, Shanghai -China, Muscat -Oman, St. Petersburg -Russia, Paris -France, Budapest -Hungary, Malmo -Sweden, Riga -Latvia, Tallinn -Estonia, Minsk -Belarus and Nairobi, Kenya -Africa.
In November 2016 Holly received the great honor of Knighthood by becoming “Ridder af Dannebrogordenen” by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe.
” I am very honored to be an ambassador for Make-A-Wish Danmark. Being a big dream believer myself, I am convinced of the impact a wish can have on a child.
And I want to give back in any way I possibly can – from performing, to raising awareness, to helping a child that dreams of being a ballerina.
Let us spread happiness to those in desperate need of a smile and a hug! ” – Holly.