About Us

Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, Lucas Jerkander trained at The Royal Swedish Ballet School and was a member of Slovenian National Ballet in 2007. He joined Hong Kong Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet in 2014, was named Coryphée in 2015 and became Soloist in 2016.

With Hong Kong Ballet, Jerkander has danced principal and featured roles including Von Rothbart in John Meehan's Swan Lake, Gepetto in Pär Isberg’s Pinocchio, Armand Duval in Val Caniparoli's Lady of the Camellias, Tybalt and Paris in Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet, Egyptian Doll in Terence Kohler’s The Nutcracker, Von Rothbart in Natalia Conus’ Swan Lake Act III, Lion in Alexei Ratmansky’s Le Carnaval des Animaux, and Pas de Trois in Fei Bo’s A Room of Her Own, Man and Factory Boss in Yuh Egami and Hu Song Wei Ricky’s Bolero and Carmen respectively. He has also danced in Ronald Hynd's Coppélia, Jiří Kylián's Petite Mort, Nacho Duato’s Castrati, Krzysztof Pastor’s In Light and Shadow, Jorma Elo's Shape of Glow, Fei Bo’s Shenren Chang and Edwaard Liang’s Sacred Thread. Before joining the Company, he has danced lead roles in Irek Mukhamedov’s The Sleeping Beauty and Don Quixote, David Dawson’s Giselle, Yuri Vamos’ The Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet, August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, George Balanchine’s Serenade and Apollo, and Jiří Kylián’s Svadebka.

Jerkander was invited to perform the role of Nutcracker in Isberg’s The Nutcracker at the Busan-Korea Gala in 2013.