Danish choreographer Johan Kobborg will run the National Romanian Ballet from February 2014 after recently signing with the ballet La Sylphide in Bucharest.
A new department of the Bucharest National Opera, the ballet is part of a wider reorganization plan for the Romanian Opera.
Kobborg, who is also the fiancee of famous Romanian ballerina Alina Cojocaru, said he is wiling to move to Romania in January 2014, after having visited Romania around nine times so far. Kobborg and Cojocaru worked together for the ballet La Sylphide”, which premiered in Bucharest on December 7. Cojocaru danced alongside Steven McRae, first dancer of the London Ballet.
Kobborg, former first dancer of the Royal Danish Ballet and of the London Royal Ballet, has also been working as a choreographer in recent years. He left the London Royal Ballet this year to become a choreographer, but will continue as a freelance ballet dancer.
Kobborg, 41, and Cojocaru, 32, have been together for several years and got engaged in 2011. They both left the London Royal Ballet earlier in 2013.