Annika Höglind

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Annika Höglind, ballet teacher and choreographer, was born in Lebanon to Swedish-Armenian parents. She started studying classical ballet at a young age, her teachers included Olga Tozyiakova, and Handel Edit. She graduated from the Hungarian Dance Academy in 2004 as a Pedagogue of Ballet. Since then she has taught ballet in Denmark, China, Japan, Russia, France, Lebanon and Sweden.

From 2007 to 2010, Annika studied choreography at the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory of Rimsky-Korsakov under Edvald Smirnov in Saint Petersburg, Russia. She was awarded a certificate as a ballet master and she won the “Grand Prix” at the 2010 AGON International Choreography Competition of Lopukhov in Saint- Petersburg. Her choreographies have been danced in Evening of Young Choreographers “Dance Without Borders” by State Opera and Ballet Theatre in Saint-Petersburg.

In 2012 she was one of nine choreographers picked to choreograph for Dance Platform at Ekaterinburg Academic State Opera and Ballet Theatre in Ekaterinburg, Russia. She then moved to Ekaterinburg, teaching ballet at the Nutcracker Ballet Academy, and working as an assistant to ballet-masters and choreographers such Dinna Bjørn, Nikolaj Hübbe and Jonathan Watkins who came to work at Ekaterinburg Academic State Opera and Ballet Theatre.

In 2014 she was awarded a Laureate Diploma from Young Festival of Contemporary Choreographies, in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She was also asked to stage her choreography “A Clown’s Funeral” for Vaganova Ballet Academy.

In 2020 her choreography was part of the Russian tv channel Kultura’s project “Bolshoi Ballet,” which starred rising stars of different ballet theatres in a competition. The dance was well-received by judges under the direction of the prima ballerina of the Mariinsky and people's artist of Russia Diana Vishneva, Farukh Ruzimatov, Aleksei Miroshnichenko, and Dennis Matvienko.

Since 2016 she has been living in Sweden with her husband and dog, and is currently teaching and choreographing at Balettakademien in Stockholm.


Annika Höglind

Annika Höglind