The Dancers

Damen Axtens

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

Damen Axtens joined the Royal New Zealand Ballet in June of 2021. Since joining the company, Damen has danced in Loughlan Prior’s The Firebird and Paquita along with the roles of Rustics and Puck in Liam Scarlett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

Damen grew up in New Zealand and started ballet at the Drapers Academy of Dance in Pukekohe before getting the opportunity to train at The Australian Ballet School and eventually graduating from The Royal Ballet School in London. After graduating, he joined Birmingham Royal Ballet where he danced various roles in both classical and contemporary works such as Sir Peter Wright’s Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, along with Goyo Montero’s Chacona and Will Tuckett’s Lazuli Sky.   

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Dancer Credits


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Puck

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Rustics