ASK LA COUR

Featured Roles Since Joining NYCB

George Balanchine
  • Chaconne
  • Concerto Barocco
  • Cortège Hongrois
  • "Diamonds" from Jewels
  • "Emeralds" from Jewels
  • Episodes
  • Firebird
  • The Four Temperaments
  • Ivesiana (In the Inn)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Cavalier, Demetrius, Theseus)
  • Monumentum pro Gesualdo
  • Movements for Piano and Orchestra
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ (Cavalier, Hot Chocolate, Dr. Stahlbaum)
  • Orpheus
  • Prodigal Son
  • Robert Schumann's "Davidsbündlertänze"
  • Serenade
  • Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto
  • Symphony in C (Second Movement)
  • Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Élégie)
  • Vienna Waltzes
  • Walpurgisnacht Ballet
  • Western Symphony
  • Who Cares?
Boris Eifman
  • Musagète
Jorma Elo
  • Slice to Sharp
Peter Martins
  • Barber Violin Concerto
  • Concerto for Two Solo Pianos
  • A Fool for You
  • Fearful Symmetries
  • Morgen
  • River of Light
  • Romeo + Juliet (Friar Lawrence, Lord Capulet)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Gold)
  • Swan Lake (Von Rotbart, Hungarian, Russian)
  • Thou Swell
  • Todo Buenos Aires
Jerome Robbins
  • Circus Polka
  • Concertino
  • Fanfare (Double Bass)
  • The Four Seasons (Janus)
  • Glass Pieces
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • In Memory Of …
  • Piano Pieces
  • Les Noces
Richard Tanner
  • Episodes & Sarcasms
Christopher Wheeldon
  • Carnival of the Animals
  • Polyphonia

Originated featured roles in

  • Peter Martins: Bal de Couture
  • Benjamin Millepied: Double Aria
  • Christopher Wheeldon: After the Rain, Shambards

Originated corps roles in

  • Boris Eifman: Musagète
  • Susan Stroman: "Makin' Whoopee" from Double Feature (Flossy's Husband)
  • Christopher Wheeldon: An American in Paris, Carnival of the Animals

Ask la Cour was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and began his dance training at the age of nine at the Royal Danish Ballet School, where he studied with Niels Balle, Adam Lüders, and Colleen Neary. He joined the Royal Danish Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2000. Mr. la Cour joined New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in the fall of 2002, was promoted to the rank of soloist in May 2005, and became a principal in February 2013.

While at the Royal Danish Ballet, Mr. la Cour performed featured roles in August Bournonville's Napoli (Pas de Six), John Cranko's Onegin (Lensky), Peter Martins' Hallelujah Junction and Swan Lake (Hungarian), John Neumeier's Romeo and Juliet (Monk), Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker (Spanish), and Lila York's Concerto in Pieces (Pas de Trois).





Honors

Mr. la Cour has received several awards, including the 1998 Royal Theatre Award, the 2001 Edith Allers Memorial Award, the 2001 Birger Bartholins Memorial Award, and the 2001 John Roagers Memorial Award.

 

Portrait © Paul Kolnik