Ask la Cour
Artistic Advisor, NYDT Ohman School of Ballet
Ask la Cour was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and began his dance training at the age of eight at the Royal Danish Ballet School. He became an apprentice in 1998 & joined the Royal Danish Ballet 2 years later as a member of the corps de ballet. Mr. la Cour later joined New York City Ballet in 2002, was promoted to the rank of soloist in 2005 and became a principal in 2013 where he continues to perform featured roles.
While at Royal Danish Ballet Mr. la Cour performed featured roles in several of August Bournonville’s ballets, Napoli (Pas de six) A Folk Tale (Pas de sept), John Cranko’s Onegin (Lensky), Peter Martins’ Hallelujah Junction (Lead), John Neumeier’s The Odyssey (Telemachus) and Alexei Ratmansky’s Turandot’s Dream.
He performs and teaches throughout most of Europe, Asia & the United States. Is currently on the guest teacher faculty of Manhattan Youth Ballet and continues to give Bournoville seminars at New York University.
Co produced – Career Transition For Dancers 2014
Britten Re:imagined, Into Silence, Change of Heart (pas de deux), Forever and Purple Battalion for Manhattan Youth Ballet plus restaging his mom’s children’s ballet, The Ugly Duckling.
Royal Danish Theatre Award 1998, Edith Allers Memorial Award 2001, Birger Bartholin’s Memorial Award 2001, John Roager’s Memorial Award 2001 and a grant from Vibeke Roervig Foundation in 2013.
View Mr. Ask la Cour’s complete biography here.
Daniel Ulbricht was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, and began his dance training at the age of 11 at the Judith Lee Johnson Studio of Dance, studying with Lenny Holmes. He also studied at Les Jeunes Danseurs with Javier Dubraq and attended the Chautauqua Summer Dance Program, training with Jean Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride. In 1999, Mr. Ulbricht was invited by the School of American Ballet (SAB), the official school of New York City Ballet, to continue his training during their Winter Program. As a student at SAB, Mr. Ulbricht performed with New York City Ballet as a Jester in Peter Martins’ The Sleeping Beauty. In December 2000, he became an apprentice with New York City Ballet and in November 2001 he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet. In January 2005, Mr. Ulbricht was promoted to the rank of soloist and principal dancer in May 2007.
Mr. Ulbricht has performed internationally as a guest artist, and is the founder and director of Stars of the American Ballet. He is the co-founding director and producer of Dance Against Cancer.
Mr. Ulbricht was the Janice Levin Dancer Honoree for 2003-2004.
Mr. Ulbricht is the Creative Director of NYCB’s Family Saturdays program. Additionally, he serves as artistic advisor to Manhattan Youth Ballet and is the artistic director of the New York State Summer School for the Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY.
View Mr. Daniel Ulbrict’s complete biography here.