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Samantha Lynch

«Samantha Lynch does an outstanding main role. From balancing onto the stage, where she stays throughout the entire performance, she demonstrates a deep understanding of Jiří Kylián’s quaint and enigmatic movements.» Thus wrote the Norwegian newspaper Vårt Land about Lynch's debut in Kylián's One of a Kind in 2021. Lynch also played a key role in Moum Aune’s biographic dance performance We are better now? in 2020, and in 2017, she contributed to the choreography of her role as Aunt Julle in Moum Aune’s critically acclaimed ballet Hedda Gabler.

She has danced prominent roles in Kylián’s Soldiers' Mass, Forgotten Land, Falling Angels and Symphony of Psalms, the Winter Fairy in Cinderella and the Snow Queen and the Arabic dance in The Nutcracker. Furthermore, she has danced in Portner’s world premiere islands, Haagenrud's world premiere The Commoners, in Proietto’s solo Cygne, Johannesen’s Scheherazade, and in such ballets as Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, MacMillan’s Manon, Scarlett’s Carmen, Nureyev’s Don Quixote and Ekman’s A Swan Lake and ROOMS.

Lynch is the initiator behind and, for several years, has run the dancers’ choreography workshop NNB RAW. Together with Douwe Dekkers, she has created several works, including for: jake, which was selected for the International Draft Works with the Royal Ballet in London. In the autumn of 2020, she created the work C aura for the performance of Chamber Dance and has since 2020 been part of the workshop company, part of the Norwegian National Ballet’s choreographic undertaking.

Originally from Melbourne, Lynch studied at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet. She has been a trainee with the San Francisco Ballet and danced for six years with the Houston Ballet before joining the Norwegian National Ballet, where she has danced in such works as Hush and Grinning in your face by Christopher Bruce.

Performances

Previous acts

  • in Future Memories – an evening with Jiří Kylián
  • 2 Sigøynerpiker / 3 Dryader in Don Quixote
  • 2 Sigøynerpiker / Dryader in Don Quixote
  • A Swan Lake in A Swan lake
  • Agon in An evening with Balanchine
  • All the Angles in Up close with the Norwegian National Ballet
  • Arcimboldo in A GALA PERFORMANCE FROM THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL BALLET
  • Ball 9 par / Salonscene 1 / Salonscene 2 / Promenade in Anna Karenina
  • Ball 9 par / Salonscene 1 / Salonscene 2 / Promenade in Anna Karenina
  • Bathilde / Willi in Giselle
  • Blomster in The Nutcracker
  • Courtesans in Manon
  • Cygne in Lyset på Nasjonalballetten
  • Fabrikkarbeidere in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Falling Angels in AN EVENING WITH JIŘÍ KYLIÁN: BLACK & WHITE
  • Falling Angels in Kylian: Black & White
  • Fandango in Don Quixote
  • Franske damer in The Nutcracker
  • Fru Stahlbaum / Arabisk in The Nutcracker
  • Fru Stahlbaum / Arabisk kvinne in The Nutcracker
  • Fyrstinne Betsy in Anna Karenina
  • Gatedanserinnen in Don Quixote
  • Gertrude in The Hamlet Complex
  • Gertrude in The Hamlet Complex Redux
  • Gillian, The Beauty Obsessed Girl in Rooms by Alexander Ekman
  • Gods & Dogs in A Night of Dance x 12
  • Gods and Dogs in Ekman / Haagenrud / Kylián
  • Harlots in Manon
  • In The Middle Somewhat Elevated in An Evening with Kylián, Forsythe and Øyen
  • islands in A Night of Dance x 12
  • Lamentate in Dream Play
  • Lilas Pastias in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Mahlermembran in Sleepless beauty
  • Myrtha in Giselle
  • One flat thing, reproduced in Back to the Future
  • One of a kind in Kylián: One of A Kind
  • Petite Mort in AN EVENING WITH JIŘÍ KYLIÁN: BLACK & WHITE
  • Petite Mort in Kylian: Black & White
  • Resonance in Baroque Movement
  • Sad Case in AN EVENING WITH LEÓN & LIGHTFOOT
  • Salonscene 1 / Salonscene 2 / Promenade in Anna Karenina
  • Salonscene 1 / Salonscene 2 / Promenade in Anna Karenina
  • Serenade in An evening with Balanchine
  • Sigøynerkvinne in Carmen – a ballet by Liam Scarlett
  • Sleight of Hand in AN EVENING WITH LEÓN & LIGHTFOOT
  • Snødronning / Blomster in The Nutcracker
  • Snødronning in The Nutcracker
  • Snøfnugg / Blomster in The Nutcracker
  • Snøfnugg in The Nutcracker
  • Stemor in Cinderella
  • Store svaner in Swan Lake
  • Sult in Jo Strømgren: Hunger and The Outskirts
  • Tante Julle in Hedda Gabler
  • Tante Julle in Hedda Gabler
  • The Commoners in Ekman / Haagenrud / Kylián
  • The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude in A GALA PERFORMANCE FROM THE NORWEGIAN NATIONAL BALLET
  • Tiger Lily in An Evening with Kylián, Forsythe and Øyen
  • Timelapse in Back to the Future
  • Vinterfe in Cinderella
  • Vinterfe, Stemor in Cinderella
  • Willi in Giselle