Camilla Spidsøe Cohen

Also known as: Født Camilla Spidsøe/Born Camilla Spidsøe

Camilla Spidsøe Cohen (born Camilla Spidsøe in 1977) is from Trondheim.

Camilla Spidsøe Cohen was hired by The Norwegian National Ballet in 1997, and stayed with it for six years. With The Norwegian National Ballet she had central parts in many productions, and she particularly appreciates having cooperated with Mats Ek, Jiří Kylián, Paul Lightfoot, Jo Strømgren, Kjersti Alveberg and Ingun Bjørnsgaard.


(Objekt ID 3339)
Object type Person
Also known as Født Camilla Spidsøe/Born Camilla Spidsøe
Born January 1, 1977
Functions Dancer
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female
Adresse Bergen, Norway

Camilla Spidsøe Cohen started dancing for Carte Blanche the autumn of 2003 and made her mark in Ohad Naharin's Minus2/Dans among other performances. She returned to The Norwegian National Ballet in 2012/2013.

Camilla Spidsøe Cohen has won several awards, including Norwegian Critics' Award 2005/2006 for her participation in the performance Carte Blanche á la Naharin.

Henning Høholt said the following, among other things, in his award ceremony speech on behalf of Norwegian Critics' Association:

"In this performance she is a centre, with an incredibly beautiful charisma, confidence, good timing, musicality and virtuosity, plus in excellent and well-timed interaction.

That the ballet creator Ohad Naharin chose to make the production Carte Blanche á la Naharin is a feather in the cap of the national company for contemporary dance in little Norway. Naharin is sought for all over the world, and he accepts only the best. Still he is far from a prima donna, on the contrary, he is the kind of man who brings with him the unaffected authority of great inner calm.

Further, that Ohad Naharin chose to let this female dancer get such a great, central role in his dance performance is a compliment to this excellent female dance artist, and it most likely gave her the inspiration and possibility to, in the very greatest format to show, what she really is good for*. An assignment she solved to the satisfaction of the audience. She really gave us a totally extraordinarily beautiful experience."

The complete speech can be read at the webpage of Norwegian Critics' Association.


Carte Blanche. 22.11.2010:

Norwegian Critics' Association,, 29.09.2011,

*The commas as placed by Henning Høholt.


The National Academy of Ballet, Oslo 1993-1996 Centro Internacional de Danza de Madrid, 1996–1997