Toni Lander (published 1982)


Lander discusses her time at the Royal Danish Ballet with Harald Lander. She also discusses working with David Blair and Anthony Tudor. She focuses primarily on the dual role as Odette-Odile in Swan Lake.

Biographical note:

Born in Copenhagen in 1931, Toni Lander trained at the Royal Danish Ballet and was promoted to soloist in 1950. She was principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre and London Festival Ballet. She danced major roles in Swan Lake, Themes and Variations, among others. Before she died in 1985, she was principal teacher at Ballet West in Salt Lake City, which she founded with Bruce Marks.






“Toni Lander (published 1982),” Dance Dialogues: Interviews by Barbara Newman, 1979-Present, accessed September 24, 2020,