Jonathan Olofsson attracted attention in his role as Hamlet’s friend Horatio in the Norwegian National Ballet’s impressive production of The Hamlet Complex by Alan Lucien Øyen in the autumn of 2018. He joined the main company that same autumn after two years with the Norwegian National Ballet 2 (NNB2), where he performed in such classical ballets as Cranko’s Onegin, MacMillan’s Manon, Holmes' Swan Lake (including the Spanish dance and Mazurka) and Boyadjiev’s The Nutcracker (Waltz of the Flowers, Nutcracker Prince and Ice Cavalier). While on tour with the Norwegian National Ballet 2 (NNB2) in the spring of 2018, he danced in Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, in addition to pas de sept from Bournonville’s A Folk Tale at the Flammen Cultural Centre.
Swedish Olofsson (born in 1997) began dancing at the age of ten at the Swedish National Ballet School in Gothenburg before completing his studies at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. While a student, he danced in such roles as the Prince in Cinderella and Albrecht in Giselle, as well as in ballets like Flames of Paris, Le Corsaire and Kylián’s Indigo Rose. He has also participated in competitions like the Nordic Baltic Ballet Competition Stora Daldansen and Prix de Lausanne.