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Douwe Dekkers

Principal Dancer

After Dutchman Douwe Dekkers joined the Norwegian National Ballet in 2011, he has danced roles such as Lensky in Cranko’s Onegin, the Prince in Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, Benvolio in Corder’s Romeo and Juliet, Don José in Scarlett's Carmen, Basilio in Don Quixote, Des Grieux in MacMillan’s Manon and Count Vronsky in Spuck’s Anna Karenina. He was appointed Principal Dancer in 2017, after his role as Don José.

«In Sleight of Hand, Maiko Nishino and Douwe Dekkers prove themselves as almost otherwordly dancers,» wrote the Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen about their acchievement in A Night of Dance with León and Lightfoot in 2016.

Dekkers has also danced prominent parts in Giselle, Scarlett’s Firebird and Vespertine, Balanchine’s Symphony in C, Agon, Allegro Brillante and Theme and Variations, Tetley's The Rite of Spring, Ekman's Cacti and in Kylián’s Petite Mort, Sarabande, Sechs Tänze and Sweet Dreams. In 2020, he danced the Norwegian premiere of McGregor’s Chroma and in the new creations Gomennasai (Øyen) and C aura (Lynch).

Dekkers studied at The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague in his home country, and at the Royal Ballet School in London, where he graduated in spring 2011. His collaboration with Samantha Lynch has, among other works, resulted in the duet for: jake, which in 2019 was selected for Royal Ballet's international platform for emerging choreographers, International Draft Works.

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