Since joining the Norwegian National Ballet in 1997, Kristian Støvind has worked with leading modern choreographers such as Kylián, León and Lightfoot, Duato, Tetley, Neumeier, Forsythe and Ek, as well as dancing parts created for him by Strømgren, Bjørnsgaard, Espejord, Alveberg, Lee and Goecke.
His roles include Benvolio and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Thor in Volven, Caliban in The Tempest, Danceny in Grand-Maitre's Dangerous Liaisons, the Captain in Woyzeck and one of the ugly stepsisters in Cinderella.
As a choreographer, Støvind has created six works for the Norwegian National Ballet, including three full-length ballets: Romeo and Juliet – a modern love story (2007), which he created together with Cina Espejord, as well as Salty Kiss, Sour Smile and Sweet Music (2010) and The Ice Palace (2012), both of which were nominated for the Critics' Award. Outside Norway he has worked with Danza Contemporánea de Cuba and the Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet in Russia. In spring 2014 he also made his acting debut with Riksteatret in Moum Aune's critically acclaimed Long Live the Post Horn.
Støvind studied under John Neumeier at the Ballet School at the Hamburg Opera and Ballet Centre, before joining the Norwegian National Ballet as an apprentice. In 1999 he received the Esso Prize and the Friends of the Norwegian Opera Talent Award.
Read more on his website, ksdancefield.com.