Jonatan Davidsson

Ballet and Dance Alumni, Jonathan Davidsson - Draper Center Ballet School, Rochester NY

Jonatan Davidsson is a soloist with the Royal Swedish Ballet, previously principal dancer with Estonian National Ballet, dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, Houston Ballet and Rochester City Ballet. His wife Nathalie Nordquist is a principal dancer with the Royal Swedish Ballet and they have a son named Victor. He received his training at Draper Center, Kirov Academy of Ballet and Swedish National Ballet School. 

Davidsson’s lead roles in the classical repertoire includes Onegin in “Onegin” (Cranko), Solor in “La Bayadere” (Edur), Prince Siegfried in “Swan Lake” (Härm and Edur versions), Prince Desire in “Sleeping Beauty” (Edur), Prince in “Cinderella” (Welch and Draper/Leverett), Prince in “The Nutcracker” (Stevenson and Draper/Leverett), Prince and Hunter in “Snow White” (Harangozo), White Rabbit in “Alice in Wonderland” (Wheeldon), Rotbart in “Drömmen om Svansjön” (Isberg), Cesar in “Pontemolle” (Bournonville), Don Jose in “Carmen” (Ellison). Davidson has performed the improvisation solo and duet in “Minus 16” (Ohad Naharin), the grand duet in the internationally acclaimed “Cacti” as well as “Shift” (Alexander Ekman), pas de deux in “Artifacts” (Forsythe), and soloist roles in “Symbionts” (McGregor), “La Sylphide” (Bournonville), “Trois Gnossiennes” (Van Mahnen), “Noces” (Preljocaj), “Nijinsky” (Neumeier), “Julia and Romeo” (Mats Ek), “Pedestal” (Leverett) “Four Seasons”, “Brigade”, “Clear” and “Falling” (Welch), Peremees in “Kratt” (Kessler), Presto in “Suite en Blanc” (Lifar), Four Princes and Ali Baba in “Sleeping Beauty” (Marcia Haydee), “Giselle” (Makarova), and works by Kudelka, Balanchine, Hynd, Ratmansky, Murmaa and others. 

Jonatan has performed at the Bolshoi Theater during the prestigious Benois de la Danse 2019 in a pas de deux from “Artifacts” by William Forsythe’s. He performed Solor in “La Bayadere” at the historic La Fenice Theater in Venice, Italy, 2015. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, Washington DC on tour with National Ballet of Canada and Houston Ballet, at the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Canada, as the prince in “Snow White” (Harangozo) in Tampere, Finland, and extensively across North America and Europe. He performed in the gala and finals of the 2012 Helsinki International Ballet Competition, was a competitor at the 2006 USA IBC, and won a full scholarship to the Royal Ballet School in London while competing at the 2004 Youth America Grand Prix. In 2005, he was invited to be the only American to perform at the International Ballet Festival Trujillo in Peru.

Together with his brother Gabriel and father Hans, Jonathan is a founding member of Davidsson Organ and Dance Collaborative, The brothers perform their original choreography and improvise to their father’s organ playing; they have performed their work in South Korea, the US, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, The Netherlands, and the UK. Their full evening concert program “Fours Seasons” is available on DVD. Their long standing collaboration with acclaimed Danish actor Henrik Jandorf was recently eternalized when a live performance of their full length “Hamlet” was recorded and produced on blueray disc. They have collaborated with dancers from Finnish National Ballet, Estonian National Ballet, Augsburg Ballet, and Basel Ballet amongst others. 

Mr. Davidsson has an associate’s degree at Monroe Community College and is continuing his Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts at Harvard University Extension School. He sings, plays trumpet and guitar for fun. 

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