To the Pointe

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Choreographers

Benedicte Marie Bjerke

She is the Resident Choreographer for the company as well as the founder and producer. Her first choreography for the company was
A Cinderella Story.  For the upcoming season she will produce a new ballet for the company, Clara's magical dreamworld.  She has a bachelor degree in classical ballet from Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO) and Arts Management from BI Norwegian Business School. Benedicte has been working as a dance artist for the Salzburg Ballet, Moving Art, Focus Dance and Olav Engelbrektsson Midnight's Opera. She has also been working for the wedding show "Pomp & Prakt" as a dancer, choreograph and Artistic Director.

Julie Schartum Dokken 

Julie has a bachelor degree in classical ballet from Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She has since graduation in 2013 been working with the Norwegian National Opera in the production of "Hoffmanns Eventyr" as well as performing in the Nutcracker with Florida Classical Ballet. She has also competed in Eurovision Young Dancers with her own solo choreography and with a group choreography from Ballet Boyz. This year she was granted a scholarship for the Netherland Dance Theater Summer Intensive and she received a scholarship from Norway's Arts Council. For the company she has choreographed the solo piece And then...?