The Dancers

Damen Axtens

JX3542 Damen Axtens for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Photo credit: Stephen A’Court.

Damen Axtens was born in Pukekohe and started ballet at the age of four. Damen trained at The Australian Ballet School from 2014-2016 and graduated from The Royal Ballet School in London in 2019. While at The Royal Ballet School Damen won the Ursula Moreton Choreographic Competition (adjudicated by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon) alongside classmate Kele Roberson.

After graduating from The Royal Ballet School he accepted a contract with Birmingham Royal Ballet where he danced various roles in the classic ballets including soloist roles such as Drosselmeyer’s Assistant in Sir Peter Wright’s production of The Nutcracker and Waltz Men in Swan Lake.

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