Ethan Stiefel Final Performance, July 7, 2012
Ethan Stiefel and Johan Kobborg, Principal Dancer, The Royal Ballet. In November 2012, Royal Ballet of New Zealand (where Ethan is the Artistic Director) premiered a new production of Giselle co-choreographed and co-produced by the two. The new production will be the subject of a feature film that will be distributed worldwide according to Kobborg’s website.
Kobborg's fiance is Royal Ballet Principal Dancer Alina Cojocaru, a frequent guest artist at ABT.
At a young age, Kobborg trained as a tenor but left singing to take up dancing. He began his professional dance training at the late age of 16, attending the Royal Danish Ballet School according to Wikipedia.
I rescued this image from the digital trash can in December 2012 after inadvertently deleting it from my computer over the summer. I saw that Johan has a Twitter account and after following him, reminded me of the photo. Fortunately, I had the original image on my memory card, uploaded it from the card, processed it, and uploaded to this gallery. I sent a tweet to Johan and got the following response from him: Arghhh thank you, love it !! ;))