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Philip Currell

Principal Dancer

Briton Philip Currell arrived at the Norwegian National Ballet in 2004, and was appointed Principal Dancer in 2012. In Oslo he has danced the Prince in classical ballets such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, as well as the role of Espada in Nureyev's Don Quixote, Des Grieux in MacMillan's Manon and the title role in Onegin. In more recent works, he danced Alan in Neumeier's A Streetcar Named Desire, and in autumn 2011 the title role in Spuck's new Woyzeck was created for him – a role that newspaper Vårt Land felt he interpreted "with an actor's presence and steadiness in every step". In 2017 he co-created his own choreography for the part as Jørgen Tesman in Moum Aunes acclaimed Hedda Gabler.
Currell has danced prominent solo roles in the Balanchine ballets The Four Temperaments, Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 and Symphony in Three Movements, as well as in Tetley's Arena, Voluntaries and The Tempest. He has also gained recognition in modern ballet thanks to prominent roles in Kylián's Wings of Wax, Soldiers' Mass, Stepping Stones, Heart's Labyrinth, Six Dances, No More Play, Sarabande and Symphony of Psalms, Forsythe's Steptext, Workwithinwork and Enemy in the Figure, Duato's White Darkness and Arcangelo, and in Subject to Change, Skew Whiff, Softly as I Leave You and Shoot the Moon by choreographer duo Lightfoot and León. His credits also include works by Wheeldon and Dawson, and as well as the latter, choreographers such as Strømgren, Elo, Boyadjiev, Espejord, Øyen and Lidberg, not to mention Kylián, have created parts and roles for him.

Originally from London, Currell studied at The Royal Ballet School and the English National Ballet School. He danced with the National Ballet of Portugal before arriving in Oslo.


Future Acts

Previous acts

  • in Future Memories – an evening with Jiří Kylián
  • Agon in An evening with Balanchine
  • Albrecht in Giselle
  • Bruce & Sandy, The Weightlifter Couple in Rooms by Alexander Ekman
  • Des Grieux in Manon
  • Desolating Persephone in Sleepless beauty
  • Espada in Don Quixote
  • Gremin in Onegin
  • In The Middle Somewhat Elevated in An Evening with Kylián, Forsythe and Øyen
  • Jørgen Tesman in Hedda Gabler
  • Kingdom of the Shades - Solor in An Evening with the Masters: White Nights
  • Nøtteknekkerprinsen in The Nutcracker
  • Onegin in Onegin
  • Pastor Manders in IBSEN’S GHOSTS
  • Petite Mort in Kylian: Black & White
  • Prins Siegfried in Swan Lake
  • Prinsen in The Nutcracker
  • Resonance in Baroque Movement
  • Sarabande in Kylian: Black & White
  • Sechs Tänze in Kylian: Black & White
  • Serenade in An evening with Balanchine
  • Solor in La Bayadère
  • Steptext in Back to the Future
  • Svanesjøen Pas de deux in Tett på Nasjonalballetten
  • Symfoni i C - 2. sats in An Evening with the Masters: White Nights
  • Tiger Lily in An Evening with Kylián, Forsythe and Øyen
  • Tornerose 3. Akt Pas de deux in Up close with the Norwegian National Ballet
  • Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux in An evening with Balanchine
  • Ung kadett in The Nutcracker
  • Ung Pastor Manders in IBSEN’S GHOSTS
  • Vals in Cinderella