Jan-Erik Wikstrom

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Education: Royal Theatre Ballet School and the Royal Swedish Ballet School.

Employed by the Royal Ballet in 1987, was appointed soloist in 1991, principal dancer in 1993 and hovdansare 2000th

Roles: Prince in Swan Lake (Natalie Conus), Prince in Sleeping Beauty (Beryl Grey), Prince in Cinderella (Frederick Ashton), Albert in Giselle (Natalia Makarova), charcoal burner in the Nutcracker (Pär Isberg), Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (John Neumeier) Rudolf in Mayerling, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, as well as Des Grieux in Manon (Kenneth MacMillan), Basilio in Don Quixote (Rudolf Nureyev), Solor and Bronze God in La Bayadère (Natalia Makarova), Petruchio in The Taming of the Vixen and Lensky in Onegin (Cranko), Ferdinand in The Tempest (Glen Tetley), James Sylphid (August Bournonville), Ninias of Semiramis (Regina Beck-Friis), the shaman in Månrenen and Jean in Miss Julie (Birgit Cullberg), Prince of Cendrillon (Jean-Christophe Malliot), Tristan in Tristan (Krzysztof Pastor), Gustav Gustav III (Patrice Bart) and others.

Solo Data in ballets by Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, Mauro Bigonzetti, Nils Christe, Ulysses Dove, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Kenneth Kvarnström, Jiri Kylian, Paul Taylor, Norberto dos Santos (including starring in his Rite of Spring, Bolero and Orlando) Spuck Christian et al.

Other companies: autumn 2001 to autumn 2004 engaged as a dancer at the English National Ballet in London.

Roles: Rothbart and Prince in Swan Lake (Derek Deane), Prince in Cinderella (Michael Corder), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Rudolf Nureyev), Prince and Drosselmeier in the Nutcracker (in both Christopher Hampson and Derek Deanes productions), Franz in Coppelia ( Ronald Hynd).

Solo Data in ballets by George Balanchine, Christopher Hampson (Double Concerto), Mark Morris, and others.

Career Highlights: Mayerling and the creation of the Double Concerto. Romeo and Juliet and Swan Lake by Derek Deane in Albert Hall.Tristan by Krzysztof Pastor in Warsaw.

Guest appearance: New Zealand, Florence, Budapest, Tokyo, Osaka, Pillow, Houston, London, Biarritz, Munich, Moscow, Warsaw, Johannesburg, Oslo and others.

Other Information: Provides Masterclasses in Prague together with Daria Klimentová.

Jan-Erik Wikström has received the King’s Medal Litteris et Artibus 2012th

Jan Erik’s page at Royal Swedish Ballet