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Jo Strømgren

Artistic Director

Educated as a dancer. Freelance choreographer with a vast range of commissions for ballet companies and contemporary ensembles. Frequently engaged as a theatre director, predominantly with Henrik Ibsen plays. Member of the Writer’s Guild of Norway with a long list of plays produced by national and municipal theatres in Scandinavia.

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Anne Cecilie Bodin Larsen

Managing Director

Anne has a masters degree in Enterprise and Management for the Creative Arts from London University of the Arts, and several years’ experience as producer and project leader within the performing and visual arts and the music business. Recently she has been working for both Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt and Winterguests/Alan Lucien Øyen.


Mari Fladmoe Wolmer


Mari has a BA in Culture Management from the University of South-Eastern Norway. She has experience as Project Manager from a variety of productions, both in the perfoming arts field, events and music festivals. She has also been working as a prompter at the Norwegian National Theater, and Office Manager for the Associaton of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras.

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Vanessa Storm


Vanessa has a BA in Drama and Theatre production, as well as a one year study in Arts Management from OsloMet University. Her experience includes project leader at AKKS, project leader and Head of Volunteers for the festival Miniøya, guest lecturer at OsloMet, as well as production assistent at the Norwegian National Theatre.

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Lars Årdal

Sound Designer

Experience from numerous theatre productions, musicals and dance projects through collaborations with directors like Stein Winge, Svein Sturla Hungnes, and Harry Guttormsen. His sound designs also includes work for film and music. Member of the highly acclaimed industry rock band “Munch”. Has been with the company since the very start.

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Ivar Mykland

Video Producer

Background as a construction worker. Also various activities related to a broad range of the performing arts since the mid-eighties. Double bachelor in social anthropology and media science from the University of Oslo. With the company since 1999 as the occasional tour manager etc., and as video producer since 2001.


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Kristin Hjort Inao

Corona Sessions #12 and #20

Kristin Hjort Inao graduated from The National Academy of the arts in Oslo (KHIO) and has a long track international career in dance. Kristin danced with Carte Blanche, performing works by Jo Strømgren, Ingun Bjørnsgaard and Ina Christel Johannessen, Batsheva Dance Company and worked with Jiri Kylian, William Forsythe, Mats Ek and Sharon Eyal. Kristin has also choreographed works for Carte Blanche (NO), Noism (JP), and shorter works for festivals and across Norway and abroad, and theatre productions.

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Guro Skumsnes Moe

Corona Sessions #20

Bass player, vocalist and composer Guro has toured continuously since 2006 with her main projects, MoE and Sult, in Europe, the US, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, China and Mexico. Her production includes over 40 recordings, music to several plays and composing chamber music. Moe runs the label Conrad Sound together with Håvard Skaset and co-curated the all Ears festival for 10 years.

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Terje Tjøme Mossige

Corona Sessions #1 og #19

Educated at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo, and worked since as a dance artist for 35 years both nationally and international within contemporary dance. Received several work grants and scholarships for established artists. Created his first solo piece, premiered in 2017 – an improvisational, moving poetic work. The piece has been performed 130 times so far.

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Frode Haltli

Corona Sessions #19

Educated from the Norwegian State Academy of Music and Royal Danish Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. Named Young Soloist Of The Year in 2001 by the Norwegian Concert Institute. Directing his career into explorations of new music, but also interested in experimenting with traditional music and improvisation. He has released several albums since 2002, and developedl trans-cultural music projects, in India, China, Japan, Egypt.

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Ipek D. Mehlum

Corona Sessions #18

Educated from The National Academy of Arts and Nordic Black Theater. She has a broad theatre background, performed in several TV series and short films in Norway and abroad, and mostly theatre productions at Teater Manu. Nominated for Hedda Award for best leading actress in 2010 for “Pinocchio”.

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Sudesh Adhana

Corona Sessions #18

Born in New Delhi, India. Sudesh a BA in Modern and Contemporary dance at the National Academy of Art. Workes as a dancer and choreographer nationally and internationally, along with running his own company, Xproarts. Performed and created work for Zero Visibility Corp, FRIKAR and Dreamscreen Productions, among others. Received several awards.

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Øystein Røger

Corona Sessions #17

Graduated from the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 1987, and taken Theatre Studies at the University of Bergen. He has worked as an actor at the National Theater since 1993 and played over 70 roles. He was part of the artistic management at the Torshov Theatre from 2000-2003. Also worked at The National Stage, Oslo Nye Teater and many appearances in TV- and film productions. Received several awards.

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Ida Wigdel

Corona Sessions #17

Educated at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO). Worked as a dancer since 2007, and performed with Wee/Francesco Scavetta, Hege Haagenrud, Zero Visibility Corp and Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt. Also worked as a choreographer for Rogaland Teater, Hålogaland Teater, Det Norske Teatret and Trøndelag Teater. She runs the companies Th’Line together with Kristina Wallace and Berstad / Helgebostad / Wigdel.

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Dag Rune Sjøli

Corona Sessions #12 and #16, The Virus

Educated at the Faculty for Performing Arts at the Oslo National Academy of Art 2010-2013. Has worked a lot with Oslo Dance Ensemble, as well as several appearances on TV shows and in music videos. “The Virus” is Dag Rune’s first production with Jo Strømgren Kompani.

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Line Heie Hallem

Corona Sessions #16

Educated the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She has worked as a freelance actress in almost 15 years. Lately performed at Teatert Vårt in Molde, deWangen produksjoner, Nordland Teater and Teater Innlandet. She has also worked at Theatre Junge Generation in Germany and performed in New York with Robert Willsons in «Peer Gynt». Nominated for Hedda award and Teaterkritikerprise for best actress in 2017 for «Rekyl». Currently at Vega Scene as director and acress.

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Ivar Sverrisson

Corona Sessions #15, The Virus, The Border, The Kitchen, There

Icelandic born actor who joined JSK in 2012. Started acting at the age of 9 in popular musicals at the National Theater in Reykjavik. After graduating from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts in 2002, he played Hamlet for which he later was nominated as actor of the year in Iceland. Ivar has also had roles at the National Theater in Oslo, Norwegian Opera and Grusomhetensteater.

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Shi Pratt

Corona Sessions #15

Educated dancer and masters in choreographer from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2018. She has danced with a number of dance companies such as Batsheva, Vertigo, Inbal Pinto and Andersson Dance (Ørjan Andersson), and in Norway with Ingri Fiksdal and Janne Camilla Lyster. She has been involved in hundreds of projects all over the world. Shi is a certified instructor and teaches Gyrotonics, Gaga and other techniques. She teaches at KHiO and runs her own series of Gaga Classes for Dancers at Rome for Dance.


Øyvind Osmo Eriksen

Corona Sessions #21

Educated as a teatre director at Oslo National Acadamy of the Arts 2001-2005. He is composing music for his own performences and sometimes he is composing music for others. Also for contemporary dance. In 2007 Øyvind won the Hedda Award for best directing (Ghosts, Ibsen) and best children performance (Better without a ball, Belden). Corona Sessions is his first appearence in a JSK production.

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Hallvard Holmen

Corona Sessions #14

Educated the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Worked as an actor at Rogaland Teater, Nationaltheatret and Det Norske Teatret. He has appeared in over 40 films and TV series in Norway, Sweden and England. Nominated for Gullruten several times for his role as Roy in the TV series Himmelblå, and the Amanda award. He has played the role of Rolf Inherrad in the TV series Nobel (Netflix) and current with NRK series Side om Side and Livstid.

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Matias Rønningen

Corona Sessions #14, Understudy for Salve Regina

Graduated from Oslo National Academy of the arts in 2009. He has since worked with: Jo Strømgren, Jiri Kylian, Kjersti Alveberg, Ingun Bjørnsgaard, William Forsythe, Ina Christel Johannessen, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Sigurd Heide, Kari Hoaas, Dansdesign, Heine Avdal/Yukiko Shinozaki, Anne Ekenes/Pia Holden, Helen Blackburn, Eivind Seljeseth. He has been a guest performer in several modern and contemporary works at The Norwegian National Ballet since 2014. Worked with Panta Rei Danseteater since 2010, Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt since 2011, and with Nagelhus-Schia Produksjoner since 2019.

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Maja S. K. Ratkje

Corona Sessions #1 and #13

Maja is an internationally acclaimed composer and performer. Her works spans from orchestra and opera to performance and theatre. She received awards such as the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris and the Norwegian Edvard Prize (twice), and her solo album Voice got a Distinction Award at Prix Ars Electronica in 2003. In 2017 she was accepted as a member of Akademie der Künste, Berlin. She was the first composer to receive the Arne Nordheim Prize. She has worked with Jo before for the National Ballet in the performance Sult.

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Cecilie Lindemann Steen

Corona Sessions #12

Educated from The National Academy of Ballet in Norway in 1985, and performed as a freelance dance artist since, except her engagement with Carte Blanche. She has worked with companies and choreographers such as Zero Visibility Corp, Sølvi Edvardsen, Odd Fritzøe, Jo Strømgren and Mia Habib. Educates at KHIO from 2011. Received several national and international awards for her work, and the Dance Information Norway’s Honorary Award in 2017.

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Øyvind Jørgensen

Corona Sessions #11

Øyvind Jørgensen is trained at the National College of Ballet and Dance from 1980 to 1983 (BA) and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York from 1983 to 1985 (MA). Worked as an active dancer, choreographer, producer and educator from 1985. From 1987 to 1993 he managed Zakraz Dance Company in collaboration with Ingunn Bjørnsgaard and Karen Foss. Øyvind is artistic director of the production unit Ø.J.Prod. founded in 1994. His choreographic production comprises 60 separate works/projects and commissioned works. His work has been performed in Norway and abroad.

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Jon Filip Fahlstrøm

Corona Sessions #2 and #11

BA in contemporary dance. Formerly a dancer in Carte Blanche, Icelandic Dance Company and Eastman. As a freelancer he has worked with companies such as Mia Habib Productions, Zero Visibility Corp.,Ingri Fiksdal, Arounidance, FRIKAR, Panta Rei and others. He has appeared in works that have won the Laurence Oliver Award for best dance piece and the Critics Award for best stage performance in Norway. Corona Sessions is his first appearance in a JSK production.

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Oda Kirkebø Nyfløtt

Corona Sessions #3 and #10

Oda Kirkebø Nyfløtt is an actress hailing from Førde, on the West coast of Norway, and a graduate of École Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She is the co-artistic director of the Krumple, an award winning theatre company with which she has co-created several works and toured extensively since 2013. Additional credits as a freelance performer include productions at both institutions and in the independent art field. Corona Sessions is her first JSK-production.

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Rolf-Erik Nystrøm

Corona Sessions #2 and #10

Saxophonist and composer. One of Norway’s most award-winning and internationally active musicians. Nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize in 2011. He has collaborated with JM Coetzee, Renzo Piano and William Kentridge. 4 times soloist with the Oslo Philharmonic, and a number of other leading orchestras and ensembles around the world. Composed music for orchestra, dance, film, theatre etc. Associate professor at The Norwegian Academy of Music. Corona Sessions is his first appearance in a JSK production.

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Bergmund Waal Skaslien

Corona Sessions #4 and #7, The Road is Just a Surface, Ten Years Later, Masculine Mysteries,

Violist, musician and composer within jazz, improvisation, classical and contemporary music. Collaborated with Mathias Eick, Stian Westerhus, og Frode Haltli. Composed music for JSK productions, Verdensteatret, The Norwegian Opera Orchestra and Trondheimsolistene. Member of Jo Strømgren Kompani since the start. Contributed to several award winning records.

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Samantha Lynch

Corona Sessions #7

Born in Melbourne, Australia. Studied at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet. She has been a trainee with the San Francisco Ballet and danced for six years with the Houston Ballet before joining the Norwegian National Ballet. Initiated NNB RAW – dancers’ choreography workshop. She has worked with Jo before in the performance Sult and The Outskirts. Corona Sessions is her first appearance in a JSK production.

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Johanna Albertsson

Corona Sessions #6

Graduated from the Faculty of Performing Arts (Dance) at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2017-2020). 22 years old from Stugun, Jämtland, in the forests of the Northern Sweden. Grew up with cross country skiing and dance. At the age of 16, moved to Stockholm to attend Jennie Widegren and Benke Rydmans dance education at House of Shapes.

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Kristine Vestby Holstad

Corona Sessions #6

Graduated from the Faculty of Performing Arts (Dance) at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2017-2020). Kristine’s field of interest lies within the diversity of dance as an art form. Kristine’s approach to the art of dance is to dive into new lands with an open mind and an acceptance of the unknown. To connect with people through dance is for her heavily sought upon.

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Line Tørmoen

Corona Sessions #4, The Road is Just a Surface, The Neighbour

Educated from The National Academy of Ballet in Norway. She was engaged with Carte Blanche between 1993-2000 and has worked freelance since 2000 with Zero Visibility Corp, Kublai Khan Investigations, François Verret amongst others. In 2007 Line received Rolf Gammleng Prisen from Fund For Performing artists. From 2013 she is employed by DanseAlliansen in Norway.

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Kate Pendry

Corona Sessions #3, The Breakdown

Trained at Mountview Theatre School, London. Since arriving in Norway Kate has written, produced and performed over fifty pieces for the theatre, many of which have been presented internationally. She has a reputation as a political and controversial artist because of the red thread of social commentary in the work, and her signature use of dark humor. She has received numerous awards for her work, amongst which the Ibsen Award for her teen drama Erasmus Tyrannus Rex. “The Breakdown” is her first production with JSK, both as a performer and co-playwright.

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Anders Sanzén

The Tired Man

Trained at École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Has worked with a wide range of theaters and projects as well as with TV and film such as The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, Tom of Finland and Monky, Lilyhammer, Hotel Caesar and En får vare som en är. Part of the ensemble at Västanå Teater in 2014-15. Played one of the main roles in Maridalsspillet: Katharina av Maridalen. He also creates his own productions.

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Anja Garbarek

The Road is Just a Surface

Artist, musician and composer. Gained international acclaim for her albums “Balloon Mood” (1996), “Smiling & Waving” (2001) and “Briefly Shacking” (2005). The newest album “The Road is Just a Surface” (2018) comes in two editions, where one is a theatrical full length and part of the JSK production with the same name, premiered at the International Festival in Bergen. Her musical universe has been described as profoundly visual.

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Vilde Viktoria Madsen

The Breakdown, Salve Regina

Educated at the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts 2002-2006. Vilde has been working in several musicals. She has worked with choreographers as Hege Haagenrud, Sølvi Edvardsen, Nina Lill Svendsen, Christer Tornell, Ella Fiskum and Arne Fagerholt. "The Breakdown” is her first production with JSK. She is also guesting JSK´s “Salve Regina”.


Mikkel Are Olsenlund

The Virus, There, A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football, A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong

Educated at the Faculty for Performing Arts at the Oslo National Academy of Art 2001-2004. Has worked with different productions, such as “Unge Hamsun”, ”Baller”, ”Singin in the rain”, “The fairyqueen”, “Lille Eyolf”, ”Tørst”, and “Hunting for Nora”. Got kicked out of the football team at the age of 7 for ruff play.

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Jan Ivar Lund


Jan Ivar Lund is educated at Fagerborg VGS Ballet education and Oslo National Academy of Art (pedagogy). He was one of the first dancers in “A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football” and was part of the original cast of “There” in 2001. He has worked both as dancer and choreographer with a wide range of theatres, dance companies, musicals and TV productions.


Severin Romer Iversen


Educated from Bårdar Akademiet 2014–2017. Started out as a juggler, performing on all forms of stages around Norway, although street performances was the preferred style. Is now trying to find out where he belongs, in street performance, dance, circus, parkour or organic farming. Only time will show. “There” is his first production with JSK.

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Vânia Doutel Vaz

The Virus, Salve Regina

Educated at The National Conservatory Dance School in Lisbon, Portugal. Has worked with renowned companies as Nederlands Dans Theater and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, where she has performed original works by Crystal Pite, Jo Strømgren, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Hofesh Shechter, Johan Inger, Jíri Kylian, the duo Sol Leon & Paul Lightfoot, Ohad Naharin and Alexander Ekman, amongst others.

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Hanne Gjerstad Henrichsen

The Kitchen, The Convent, The Experiment, The Orchestra

Born 1978 in Bergen. Educated at GITIS Scandinavia, Århus 2001-04. Has worked for Haugesund Teater, Oslo Teater Ensemble, and Temte Productions as well as NRK-radio and drama.

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Gisle Hass

The Kitchen

Educated from Riksteatret as a puppeteer and actor in 1991. Worked both at institutions and in the independent art field such as Riksteatret, Teater Ibsen and Grusomhetens Teater. Hass has worked with Jo Strømgren before in the puppet production “Jorda rundt på 80 minutter”, but The Kitchen is his first JSK company performance.

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Ulla Marie Broch

The Kitchen, The Convent, The Experiment, The Orchestra

Educated at Nordic Theatre School in Århus, Denmark, and postgraduate from The Arts Ed. Drama School in London. Has worked with a wide range of institutional theaters and projects as well as with TV and film. Has great experience with choir work and plays the cello in a band.


Guri Glans

The Hospital, The Convent, The Kitchen

Guri is educated from Ecole Jaques Lecoq og Oslo Met. She has worked with JSK since 2005, as a performer in THE HOSPITAL, THE CONVENT and THE KITCHEN, and as General Manager and Project Manager. Guri is also involved as a performer and producer in Teater Joker and NIE-Theatre, and leads forstudium theatre course at Oslo Kulturskole.


Gunhild Aubert Opdal

The Hospital, The Convent, The Orchestra

Member of Jo Strømgren Kompani since 2005, when she was a part of JSK’s first all-female cast in THE HOSPITAL. After that Gunhild was cast in THE CONVENT and THE ORCHESTRA. She has also worked with Norwegian companies Teater Joker and Teater Grimsborken. Is now living in Stockholm, working at The Royal Opera House in Stockholm.

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Ingri Enger Damon

The Hospital, The Orchestra

Educated at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Joel Asher Studio in Los Angeles and The Actors Institute in New York City. Ingri has worked with numerous Norwegian institutional and independent theatres, in addition to doing both film, TV and commercial work. For JSK she has been part of the cast for “The Hospital” and “The Orchestra”.

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Jan Nicolai Wesnes

A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football, A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong

Educated at the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Oslo National Acadamy of the Arts 2001-2004. Has worked as a freelance dancer and choreographer for dance companies and musicals, as well as for TV and film. Has also been assistant director and choreographer for Katrine Bølstad Kompani.

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Sverre Magnus Heidenberg

A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football, A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong

Educated as a dancer and dance teacher from the University of Stavanger, and the University Collage of Dance (Danshögskolan) in Stockholm, Sweden. Has worked with choreographers like Marta Liclyter, Kenneth Tillman, Irene Hultmann, Peter Svenzon, Kaisa Gjertz, Charlotta Öferholm, Björn Elisson, and Örjan Andersson, amongst others.

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Mariama Slåttøy

Salve Regina

Graduated from the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Oslo National Academy of Art (2014). Since then, she has been working with Oslo Dance Ensemble, with choreographers like Ole Martin Meland, Subjazz and Jo Strømgren amongst others. Her work also includes the musicals “Chicago” at Oslo Nye Teater and “Singin’ in the Rain” at Folketeatret, the theatre performance “Vinduer” and various TV and film projects.

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Mikael Rønne

Salve Regina, A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong, A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football

Mikael joined the company in 2014. He graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2012, and worked for many years with Oslo Dance Ensemble, where he also was a part of Jo’s pieces KVART, Gone, The Ring and Salve Regina. Mikael also freelances in the field as a dancer and choreographer in both contemporary, dance theatre, musical theatre, shows and TV.

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Jubal Battisti

Salve Regina

Born in the USA, trained at the Juilliard School in New York City. He performed with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (2004-2012) and GöteborgsOperans Danskompani (2012-2014). He began freelancing with Sebastian Matthias in groove / space and is based in Berlin. “Salve Regina” is his third production with Jo Strømgren.

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Matteo Carvone

Salve Regina, A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football

Born in Trieste, Italy. Educated at the School of Visual Art, and later at the Dance House in Milano. He has worked with names such as William Forsythe, Marco Goeke, Alexander Ekman, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Jacopo Godani, Emanuel Gat, Benoît Lachambre and many others. From 2012 to 2017 he was employed at the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich under Karl Alfred Schreiber’s direction, where he also participated in Jo Strømgren’s “Hattrick”.

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Henriette Hamli

Salve Regina

Educated at the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts 2004-2007. Henriette has mainly been working with Oslo Dance Ensemble 2008-2017 and Panta Rei Dancetheatre 2010-2017. Apart from this, her recent work includes “Kaboom” 2015/17 by Subjazz, ”Residens” 2011 by Masja Abrahamsen, ”TidarÅ” 2010 by FRIKAR, ”Elsk Mig I Nat” 2009/10 by ØstreGasværket Teater (DK). “Salve Regina” is her first production with JSK.


Erik Rulin

A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football, The Arrival, The Virus

Erik Rulin graduated from The Royal Swedish Ballet School in 1992. Has been a long-standing member of Carte Blanche in Bergen, and since 2002 he has contributed in several productions for Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt. He took part in the start-up of Jo Strømgren Kompani, as dancer in the original cast of “A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football” and “The Arrival”.

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Ellen Lindblad

Salve Regina

Graduated from the Royal Swedish Ballet School in 2010. Has since then worked several times with Oslo Dance Ensemble (2010-2017), Virpi Pahkinen, Fredrik “Benke” Rydman and Subjazz. Has toured in Norway, Sweden and Europe with several different productions. Currently she has the main role as Clara in Fredrik “Benke” Rydmans “Nutcracker”. Has also done a lot of TV shows, galas and events. “Salve Regina” is her first production with JSK.

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Caisa Strømmen Røstad

A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong, A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football

Educated at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo. After 2 years with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, she has danced in several productions by Fiksdal/Lie and Hege Haagenrud in Norway. This is her second production with Jo Strømgren. In the first one, she was 7 years old and Jo was 16.

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Maria Henriette Nygård

A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong, A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football

Educated at the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts 2002-2005. Her work include ”60 seconds apart” (by Christopher Arouni), ”ODE 2010” and “Living Rooms” (Oslo Danse Ensemble) and “Singin’ in the rain” (Oslo Nye Teater). She also creates her own productions and has worked as choreographer assistant for TV productions.

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Angela Demattè

Salve Regina

Angela Demattè was born in Trento, Italy. She graduated from ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (NL) with a Bachelor in contemporary dance and a minor in choreography in 2015. She then moved to Bern, Switzerland to join the dance company Konzert Theater Bern, where she has worked with choreographers such as Sharon Eyal, Jo Strømgren, Ihsan Rustem, Kor’sia, Nanine Linning, Overhead project,
Club Guy and Roni, Etienne Bechard, among others. Parallel to her dance career she has had the chance to develop her own vision as a choreographer.

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Ulrike Quade

The Writer, The Painter

Born in Germany. Runs her independent puppet theatre company in Amsterdam. Has written the script for “The Writer” and “The Painter” together with Jo Strømgren, and has designed and made the puppets. In 2017 Ulrike will premiere her 3rd co-production with JSK: “Coco”.

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Charlott Utzig

The Virus

Charlott graduated from Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2015, and has since then worked with Oslo Dance Ensemble, Rom for dans/Caroline Wahlström, Marius Kjos and Camilla Myrhe, Ella Fiskum, Sudesh Adhana and Lise Tiller. She also creates her own work and is part of the performing art group De Naive together with Harald Beharie and Julie Moviken.

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Rytis Saladžius

The Door
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Marjolein Vogels

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Ilja Surla

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Thorbjørn Harr


Educated at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Oslo and the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York. Thorbjørn is one of Norway’s most renowned actors and is currently employed at the National Theatre in Oslo. Has starred in several films and TV series both in Norway and abroad, most currently in the American series “Vikings” and “Younger”. He was nominated to the Norwegian film awards Amanda in 2003 for his performance in the JSK film “Destination Moscow”.

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Espen Reboli Bjerke

There, The Department

Educated at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Has worked at several of the major Norwegian theaters, like Det Norske Teatret, Oslo Nye Teater and Nationaltheatret. Experienced in TV and film productions, short films and commercials. Also cast in “Welcome to Faroe Islands”, “The Department” and the film “Destination Moscow”.

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Kyrre Texnæs


Kyrre Texnæs is a much awarded dancer, actor and choreographer. He performed both in “A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football” in 1997 and “There” in 2001, and was part of the feature film “Destination Moscow”. He is a pioneer within the field of arts & business, and the Kyrre Texnæs Studio at Vulkan, Oslo, is a physical space where arts and business come together and create good movements.

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Stian Danielsen

A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football, A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong

Educated at the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Oslo National Acadamy of the Arts. Works mainly as a choreographer and has amongst other things choreographed “Landscapes of the Passing Strange” (The National Opera and Ballet, 2014) and “GRIP” (Dansens Hus, 2012). His two pieces “I Reckon” and “Cargo” (2010) has toured Italy, Sweden and France.

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Suli Holum

A Doll's House

Brooklyn based theatre maker and teacher, Co-Artistic Director of Stein | Holum Projects and founding member of Pig Iron Theatre Company. Works around the US and internationally as a performer, playwright and director.

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Leonard Haas

A Doll's House

Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, he has performed in various theatres for almost 30 years. Loves new experiences, like working in Italy on Shakespeare for the local high school kids, and in Oslo with JSK

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Mary Lee Bednarek

A Doll's House

Mary Lee Bednarek is a U.S. trained Philadelphia based performer who loves traveling. She is delighted to be on this journey with the JSK family, and working with both talented actors and friends.

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Trey Lyford

A Doll's House

Trey Lyford was first introduced to JSK while performing at the same venue in Edinburgh. He’s been a fan ever since. He is based in Brooklyn NY and is the Co-Artistic Director of the physical theatre duo Rainpan 43 performance group. Sometimes he teaches for fun and inspiration.

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Pearce Bunting

A Doll's House

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, now living in Minnesota. Graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Pearce has appeared regionally in numerous productions in North America, Scotland, Vienna and Prague, on Broadway and on several television shows, including HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”. He’s a husband to Stephanie, proud father of Milo, and is very excited to be working with JSK!

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Gunhild Hjertaas

The Kitchen

Born in 1986 in Trondheim. Trained in acting at Nordisk institutt for scene og studio in Oslo, studied music at NTNU in Trondheim and singing CVI in Copenhagen. Has produced and acted in musical theatre productions with Teater Framdrift and staged own plays together with Kari Wist Holmen in Holmen Hjertaas Produksjoner.

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Jørn-Bjørn Fuller-Gee

The Border, There

Educated at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) 2000-04. Employed at Hålogaland Teater since 2005. Has worked in a variety of stage plays including Osvald in “Ghosts” and Soldier in “Blasted”. Has also toured extensively through England, Canada and Norway with his award-winning solo-performance “The strange history of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”.


Ida Holten Worsøe

The Border

Educated at The State Academy of Theatre (Teaterhøgskolan) in Gothenburg 2002-05. Has starred in different plays and musicals at theaters like Hålogaland Teater (2005-2010), Oslo Nye Teater, Det Norske Teatret, Agder Teater and Teater Innlandet. Nominated twice for the Norwegian Hedda-award, as best actress in supporting role, and best actress in leading role (Sally Bowles, Cabaret).

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Sigrid Edvardsson

The Border

Educated at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo and at Peridancecenter NYC. Freelance dancer with different choreographers and theaters, particularly with Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt. Works also as an actor for TV and as a choreographer for theatre productions. Recipient of the Norwegian Critic Award. Has absolutely no sense of humor, and is extremely boring to work with.


Dimitri Jourde

The Neighbour

Dimitri is born in France. He is educated from The National Circus School, CNAC in Châlons from 1994 to 1998 and since education working both in the dance and cirques-field. Dimitri has been working with directors, choreographers and companies such as Guy Alloucherie and Cirque Désaccordé, Kubilai Khan Investigations (1999-2005), François Verret, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Zero Visibility Corp.

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Geir Hytten

A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football, A Dance Tribute to Ping Pong

He has had his main base as a dancer in London, where he was a core member with Punchdrunk. Also performing with Complicite, Vincent Dance Theatre, Frantic Assembly,The Featherstonehaughs, Daniel Kramer (Sadler´s Wells) and The National Theatre, London/Scotland. In Norway he has worked with iRo kompani og Impure Company.

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Bartek Kaminski

The Society, The Department

Educated at Oslo National Academy of the Arts 1999-2002. Has worked at several major theatres in Norway e.g. Rogaland Teater, Det Norske Teatret and Oslo Nye Teater. Has been seen in several Norwegian TV-series and films. Was nominated for the Norwegian Comedy Awards – Newcomer of the Year in 2011 and recieved the Aud Schønemann Award in 2012. Also cast in “The Department”.

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John Fjelnset Brungot

The Society, The Department

Has worked as an actor at various major theatres in Norway (e.g. Rogaland Teater, Oslo Nye Teater, Nationaltheatret), and is presently employed by the Norwegian television channel TV2 as a TV host and actor. John has participated in several of Jo Strømgren Kompanis productions, including the film “Destination Moscow”.

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Trond Fausa Aurvåg

The Society, The Department

Educated at Oslo National Academy of the Arts 1998-2001. Leading roles in several movies in addition to commercials and TV-productions, including the Norwegian hit production “Lilyhammer”. Has also a steady career as director of TV-productions and commercials, as well as an actor in various theatre performances, mainly in Oslo. Also cast in “The Department”.


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Kristina Ringvold

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Audun Melbye

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