August Bournonville Master Technique Class
by Dinna BjØrn
(25 AUGUST 2012)
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Cheng Ballet Academy extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to Ms Dinna Bjørn for conducting the August Bournonville Master Technique Class on the 21 August 2012. All participants have greatly benefitted from the session and we look forward to collaborating again in the near future.

Dinna Bjørn is known as an expert on the work of August Bournonville (1805-1879). She was director of the Norwegian National Ballet from 1990 to 2002 and advisor to the artistic director of the Royal Danish Ballet from 1997 to 2000. She has been director of the Finnish National Ballet since 2001 until July 2008. Dinna began her career at the Royal Danish Ballet in 1964. In 1968, she won a bronze medal and the prize for the best artistic interpretation at the Varna international ballet competition in Bulgaria. In 2003 she received a Norwegian Royal Order of Merit by King Harald. She was co-founder (with Frank Andersen) and member of the specialist faculty of "The Bournonville Summer Academy" in Midland, USA in 1985 and 1986 and at the Royal Danish Ballet in 1988, 1989, 1991 and 1992. In the end of her term as the Ballet Director at the Finnish National Ballet, Dinna Bjørn received the Danish Dannebrogorden decoration and the Order of the White Rose of Finland - Knight 1st Class. 2/2008