Anne Borg

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Anne Borg
Anne Borg (1955).jpg
Anne Nicolaisen

(1936-09-28)28 September 1936
Oslo, Norway
Died19 December 2016(2016-12-19) (aged 80)
OccupationBallet dancer
Spouse(s)Odd Borg (born 26 May 1931 – died 13 November 1965)
Parent(s)Reidar Nicolaisen (1888–1939)
Ingrid Sigmundsen (1901–69)
AwardsOrder of St. Olav
Arts Council Norway Honorary Award

Anne Borg (née Nicolaisen; 28 September 1936 – 19 December 2016) was a Norwegian ballet dancer and choreographer.

She was born in Oslo to engineer Reidar Nicolaisen and visual artist Ingrid Sigmundsen. She studied ballet with Gerd Kjølaas and Rita Tori, danced at varied theatres in Oslo, and eventually as solo dancer at Den Norske Ballett. She was appointed at the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet from 1960. Her breakthrough dancing role was as "Swanhilda" in Copélia in 1962.

She was appointed ballet director at the Opera from 1970-77, and a second period from 1983 to 1988. She served as rector at the Norwegian National Academy of Ballet from 1991 to 1995. In 1988 she was decorated Knight, First Class of the Order of St. Olav.[1][2]

Borg received the Oslo City art award in 1978 and the Arts Council Norway Honorary Award in 2013.[3]


  1. ^ Hansteen, Valdemar. "Anne Borg". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Anne Borg". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Kulturrådets ærespris". (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2 July 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Anne Borg at Wikimedia Commons