Bjørn, Dinna (1947–)

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Bjørn, Dinna (1947–)

Danish ballet dancer. Name variations: Dinna Bjørn or Bjoern. Born Dinna Bjørn Larsen, Feb 14, 1947, in Copenhagen, Denmark; dau. of Niels Bjørn Larsen (dance teacher).

Trained at Royal Danish Ballet school, where her father was on the faculty; joined Royal Danish Ballet (1964), then won acclaim in Jerome Robbins' Afternoon of a Faun; was later recognized for performances in revived works by Bournonville, especially Kermesse in Bruges, La Sylphide, La Ventana, Far from Denmark and A Folk Tale; taught classes in Bournonville technique; accompanied father on tour, giving lectures and demonstrations of his dance and mime work.