J'aime Crandall

Principal Dancer of The Royal Danish Ballet

Born in USA, trained at the Kirov Academy in Washington D.C. After graduation joined the Universal Ballet in Seoul, where she performed classical and contemporary parts from the company’s repertoire. In 2003 joined the Dutch National Ballet, after she was found qualified for the company, which demands very high standards from its dancers. This invaluable experience J’aime Crandall was able to use after she was admitted to the Royal Danish Ballet, and quite soon was promoted to Principal Dancer.

Her hard work and talent were noticed by the Artistic Director of the company – Nikolaj Hübbe. Now she dances a major part of technically and artistically difficult parts of the company’s repertoire, in which one can clearly see her precise technique, lightness of her movements and artistic skills.