Johanna Björnson

Education

Ellen Rasch ballet school 1968-70

School of The Royal Swedish Ballet 1970-1978

Employed

Principal Dancer with RSB to 2002

Ballet Master at RSB 2002-2009

Appointed Dancer of the Swedish Royal Court

by H.M. The King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustav 1995

Guest dancing

Copenhagen, Glasgow, Hamburg, Helsinki, Pretoria/Johannesburg, Riga, Vancouver, Warsaw

Participated in The Royal Swedish Ballet´s tours to England, Italy, Japan, Northern-Ireland, Spain a.o.

Roles

Swan Lake, Odette-Odile (Conus – Petipa)

Sleeping Beauty, Aurora (Gray – Petipa)

Giselle, Giselle (Bruhn, Makarova, Darrel)

Nutcracker, Ballerina part (Spoerli, Isberg)

Onegin, Tatjana (Cranko)

Miss Julie, Julie (Cullberg)

Manon, Manon (MacMillan)

Peer Gynt, Solveig (Neumeier)

A Midsummernightsdream, Hippolyta and Titania (Neumeier)

Don Quijote, Kitri (Nureyev)

La Bayadère, Nikya (Makarova)

Cinderella, Cinderella (Ashton)

Dying Swan (Fokine)

Solo Parts in Short Ballets by Balanchine, Neumeier, Isberg, Christie and Cunningham.

Danced the leading roles in Secret of the Sky (Isberg) and The tale of a Manor (Isberg) both films specially made for The Swedish Television.

The Documentary film "Johanna Björnson, Dancer of the Court" made for the Swedish Television.

In 1993 received the Carina Ari Gold medal.

Guest teacher

The Hong Kong Ballet, Les Ballet de Monte Carlo, l´Opera de Nice, Ballet Academy (Stockholm), Czech National Ballet, Prague.

Choreographies

For the Work Shops of the Royal Swedish Ballet

Chaplin Dances (Chaplin)

LA Variations (Salonen)

"64" (McCartney)

To Puccini (Puccini)

Adagio (Mahler)

Du ska inte tro du är något (Debussy, Takio)


"The Father" for Kulturhuset in Stockholm

Skolösa dancefilm for the Swedish Television

Fashion Show in Nordic Museum


In February 2011 opened the dance studio "StudioDansEssens" in Stockholm