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Featuring: Dance for PD​® Certified Teacher Mette-Ida Kirk

Mette-Ida Kirk studied at the Ballet School of the Royal Theatre and joined the Royal Danish Ballet. She was only 19 years old when John Neumeier in 1974 chose her to dance Juliet in his Romeo and Juliet. She was promoted to principal dancer in 1979. Some of her most important roles were in Concerto Barocco 1981, Kermesse in Brugges 1979, Agon 1988, A Midsummer Nights Dream 1990, Mahler’s 5th Symphony 1994, Serait-ce la Mort 1990, A Folk Tale 1979 and La Sylphide 1986. Loooking for new challenges, she joined Nederlands Dance Theatre 1984-1985 with the choreographer Jirí Kŷlián as the artistic director. Her international guest performances with RDB included: Paris, Berlin, New York, Washington, Chicago, Tokyo, among others.

During the years she has benefited from working with such teachers as Vera Volkova, Henning Kronstam, Toni Lander, Erik Bruhn, Maria Fay, Maggie Black, Stanley Williams, Truman Finney, Edith Pheifer Frandsen, Eva Draw and others. She participated in the documentaries Dancing Bournonville (1979) and Notes on Love (1989), both directed by Jørgen Leth; and Giselle (1991), directed by Anne Wivel.

After the birth of twins in 2001, Mette-Ida took up performing again as a freelance guest character dancer and guest teacher in Denmark and in Sydney 2015. In the early spring of 2016 Mavis Staines, Head of Canada’s National Ballet School, invited her to Toronto and, with a travel grant from the Danish Parkinson’s Association, where she attended a Dance for PD Introductory Workshop with David Leventhal and Sarah Robichaud and started her first Dance with Parkinson’s classes in Odense. Having been assigned knight of the order of Dannebrog, 1987, for particular contribution to the arts, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe ll supported Mette-Ida again, in December 2018, with a scholarship for further education.


Copenhagen | DfPD Certified FAC

Dans with Parkinson’s Copenhagen, a Dance for PD® class
Weekly on Thursdays at 14.00-15.15 pm

Lead Teacher: Mette-Ida Kirk (Dance for PD® Certified Teacher)

Christianshavns Community House
Dronningensgade 34, 1420
Copenhagen K

For more information or to register please mail: or Call (0045) 42 95 65 10

Charlottenlund (T)

Dans med Parkinson
Tuesdays, 19:15 – 20:30
kr. 1345 DKK/kr. 1010 DKK

Lead instructor: Susanne Frederiksen

FOF Huset
Ordrupvej 60
DK-2920 Charlottenlund

For more information, please call +45 23 20 92 83 or email

Copenhagen (T)

Dance for Parkinson’s

Sponsoring organization: Tivoli
Lead instructors: Nadia Dahl, Jennifer Wagstaffe & Tori Cooper

K Sal in Koncertsalen
Tivoli Ballet School
Vesterbrogade 3
1630 København V, Denmark

For more information, email Helena at helo@TIVOLI.DK or call +45 33151001

Tivoli Ballet Theatre is a Dance for PD training hub and research partner.

Holte (T)

Dans med Parkinson
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
kr. 1064/ kr. 924

Lead instructor: Susanne Frederiksen

Havarthivej 6
DK- 2840 Holte