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Tobias Praetorius is a soloist and choreographer with The Royal Danish Ballet.

Praetorius was born in 1996 in Copenhagen, Denmark. At the age of 7 he started his studies at The Royal Danish Ballet School graduating in 2012 and joined The Royal Danish Ballet as an apprentice that same year. In 2014 he got offered a contract as a dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet, and got promoted to the rank of soloist in 2020. He has danced in the full repertory of the company and has been taking part in creations of world renowned choreographers such as the Reumert Award winning creations ‘The Queen of Spades’ by Liam Scarlett as Hermann, and ‘Shaken Mirror’ by Kim Brandstrup as The Hanged Man at The Royal Danish Theatre.

In 2023 Praetorius won a Reumert as the 'best dancer of the year' for his role as Puk in John Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream. 
Praetorius had his choreographer debut in 2017 at
The National Museum of Art with his ballet ‘Fratres’
with dancers from The Royal Danish Ballet and live music by Walentin & McKenzie. Later on he has choreographed ballet’s for The Royal Danish Ballet, KammerBalletten, Baggårdskunst and Verdensballetten.

In 2020, Praetorius choreographed DR1’s new 24 episode Christmas tv-show the Robert Award winning ‘Julefeber’, and later directed and choreographed The Royal Danish Ballet School’s children’s ballet ‘Dansefeber’, 2021, based on the tv-show with over 60 balletstudents on ‘Gamle Scene’, Royal Danish Theatre.

Praetorius has worked with filmmaker Tom Mckenzie on Praetorius’s children’s ballet for The Royal Danish Ballet ‘The Princess and the Pea’, 2020, based on H.C. Andersens fairytale, and the balletfilm ‘Hvor Landet Ender’ a solo choreographed and danced by Praetorius in Skagen, the northernmost point in Denmark where North Sea meets the Baltic Sea.

‘Dancing at The Royal Palaces’ is the titel of the ballet film Praetorius directed and choreographed in 2022 in collaboration with The Royal Family of Denmark. The first time The Royal Family of Denmark opened their home, The four knightshalls at Amalienborg Palace, to the public in a celebration of The Queen Ingrid Honoray Grant.

Praetorius has also worked and choreographed for DR’s Danish National Girl’s Choir’s Christmas Concert in DR’s Concert Hall, and has been a guest artist with The Washington Ballet for their first ever production of The Sleeping Beauty at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Praetorius has received The Queen Ingrid Honorary Grant, The Reumert Talent Price, Margot Lander’s Grant, Friends of the Ballet’s Talent Price, Albert Gaubiers & Waldorffs Grant, The Beckett Grant- Svend Åge Larsen, The Bille-Brahe-Selby’ske Grant and The National Bank Jubilee Grant.
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