Education

 2019-2020  Institute of arts Barcelona/IAB
           MA in acting with a focus on directing and performance making. 

1999-2003   The Royal Swedish Ballet School
            Diploma in Ballet and Contemporary dance, graduated in June 2003 with excellent grade. Received grant funds all my years studying at the school. 

1992-1999   The modern dance school of Iceland (Listdansskóli Íslands)

Courses: 

Movement directing / Teaching lab. Austria 2017.

Complete vocal technique.
Hatha yoga - Certified teacher 2009-2010.

Kundalini yoga - Certified teacher 2010-2011.
 

Awards and Nominations

The Icelandic Performing arts awards: 

2021-Nominated for dance and movements in "Veisla" in the City Theatre

2021- Ég Býð mig fram got a nomination for the best dancer. 

RVK Fringe Festival: 

2019-Grand Prix- For Ég býð mig fram/I volunteer

The Icelandic Performing arts awards: 

2018-Nominated for the newcomer of the year for the piece ÉG BÝÐ MIG FRAM/ I VOLUNTEER

2013-Nominated for the best choreography for the piece ÓTTA performed by The Icelandic dance company.

 

Full CV Performances:

2021

Veisla/Party- premiered 14th of may in the City Theatre.Choreography

Apausalypse- premiered 21st of may in the Cinema. Choreography and performer.

2020

Ég býð mig fram/ I volunteer art festival-premiered november in Hafnartorg.

Digital performance.

2019-

Ég býð mig fram/ I volunteer art festival- premiered 21 of February in Tjarnarbíó. Director and performer- Unnur Elísabet.

Xanadú- Premiered 4th of February in Háskólabíó.  Director and Choreographer.

2018-

Moulin Rouge Premiered 21th of April in Eldborg Harpan.

Spíralar Versala Premiered 8th of April in Norðurljósum Harpan.

Phantom of the Opera Premiered 17th of February in Eldborg Harpan.

Framleiðendurnir/The Producers Premiered 1st of February in Háskólabíó.

2017-

ÉG BÝÐ MIG FRAM- Art festival. Premiered in Mengi 26th of October.

Mamma mia- with the Reykjavík City Theater.

Movement directing/teaching lab Austria- Summer Seminar.

2016- 

Mamma Mia- with the Reykjavík City Theatre

2015-

This Conversation is Missing a Point- A dance piece by myself and Berglind Rafns. Premiere 28th of october,Tjarnarbíó

Billy Elliot- with the Reykjavík City Theatre

Eyland-choreographed and performed for the Eyland fashion show in Reykjavík Fashion Festival. Premiered 14th of march.

Emotional- with the Icelandic dance company. Premier 25th of october.

Á vit- with Reykjavík dance production and the band Gus Gus. Performed in Harpa. Premier 8.may.

 

2013-

Spellbound-  by me. Dancers Unnur Elísabet and Sigríður Ólöf Valdimarsd.

Mary Poppins- with the Reykjavík City Theatre and Icelandic dance company (ÍD)

Walking Mad- by Johan Inger with the Icelandic dance company ( ÍD)

Ótta- by myseltf, Hjördís Lilja and Ágeir Helgi (with ÍD)

Vorblótið- by Lára Stefansdóttir and Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir( with ÍD)

Kvart- by Jo Strömgren (with ÍD)

 

2012-

Til- by Frank Fannar Pedersen (With ÍD)

Allegro Con brio- by Karl Fiðrik Hjartarson (with ÍD)

Hel haldi sínu- by Jerome Delby (with ÍD)

Minus 16- by Ohad Naharin (with ÍD)

Grobstadtsafari- by Jo Strömgren (with ÍD)

Andardráttur- a dancefilm by Nína Björk Hlöðversdóttir

 

2011-

Dans Dans Dans- danced and choreographed a duett for a tv-competition on Ruv-tv

Á- by Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir 

Bollywood-show- by Yesmine Olson, Shown in Harpan.

Heilaryk- by Lára Stefánsdóttir for Reykjavík Dancefestival

 

2010-

Eyjaskegg- by Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir for Reykjavík Dancefestival ( which was chosen dance-piece of the year)

Graduated as Yoga-teacher studied both Hatha and Kundalini yoga.

 

2009-

Salka Valka- by Auður Bjarnadóttir, shown in Hafnarfjarðarleikhúsið and at a dancefestival in Germany. I danced the title role.

The opera “Í Óðamansgarði”- shown in the National Theatre of Iceland as a part of Reykjavik Art Festival, by Lára Stefánsdóttir.

Gríman- by Lára Stefánsdóttir, shown in a dancefestival in Bulgaria.

 

2008-

Jesus Christ Superstar- with Reykjavik City Theatre

 Pinocchio- with Reykjavik City Theatre

 

2007-

Grettir- the musical with Reykjavík City Theatre

 

2004-

Screensaver- by Rami Be'er with the Icelandic Dance company

Lúna- by Lára Stefánsdóttir (with ÍD)

Fame- the musical, in winter garden Theatre

Chicago-  the musical with the City Theatre and Icelandic dance company

 

2003-

Match- by Lonneke Van Letch (with ÍD)

Bolti- by Katrín Hall ( with ÍD)

TV-Tävlingen- in Stockholm, and came in 2nd. place

worked with "Ballet des Jeunes d’Europe" in France and performed with them around France in the summer of 2003.

 

2002-

Överlevnadsstrategier- by Björn Elisson, tured around Sweden.

Pronto- a summer-dance show 

 

2001-

Útlínur- a summer dance-show

 

2000-

I wan a talent competition called "Skrekkur" with a great group of people

 

1997-1998

Bugsy Malone- the musical, premiered in Loftkastalinn.

 

1996-1997

Kardimommubærinn- the musical with the Reykjavík City Theatre

Peter Pan- the musical with the Reykjavík City Theatre

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     My own work- Choreography- Directing

2021

Veisla/Party- premiered 14th of may in the City Theatre.Choreography

Apausalypse- premiered 21st of may in the Cinema. Choreography and performer.

2020

Ég býð mig fram/ I volunteer art festival-premiered november in Hafnartorg.

Digital performance.

2019-

Ég býð mig fram/ I volunteer art festival- premiered 21st of February in Tjarnarbíó. Director and performer- Unnur Elísabet.

Xanadú- Premiered 4th of February in Háskólabíó.  Director and Choreographer.

Ég Dey- Premiered 10th of January in The city theatre. Choreographer.

 

2018-

Moulin Rouge Premiered 21th of April in Eldborg Harpan.

Spíralar Versala Premiered 8th of April in Norðurljósum Harpan.

Phantom of the Opera Premiered 17th of February in Eldborg Harpan.

Framleiðendurnir/The Producers Premiered 1st of February in Háskólabíó.

2017-

ÉG BÝÐ MIG FRAM- Art festival. Premiered in Mengi the 26th of October.

The Producers- Choreographed the musical for Verzlunarskóli Íslands.

Fútlúsz- Choreographed the musical for Verslunarskóli Íslands.

Stefán Rís- Choreographed for a theatre show in Gaflaraleikhúsið.

2016-

Moulin Rouge- Choreographed the musical for Verslunarskóli Íslands. Premiered in february.

 

2015- 

This Conversation is Missing a Point-   

This Conversation is Missing a Point is a new Icelandic dance piece by Berglind Rafns and Unnur Elísabet (me).

 

The dance piece is a artistic and comical take on people's difficulties with expressing themselves. The route of the story is from Berglind and Unnur's life. They have one thing in common. They have had difficulties in their life with expressing themselves with words. That is why dance has become their passion in life. In this piece they combine their comical stories and passion by showing their heart and battle in detailed and interesting choregraphy.

They ask questions: „should I say this” or “should I do this?". Their answers are missing a point and the show is in jibberish.

The choreographers and dancers, Berglind and Unnur, where eager to create this piece to show their dramatic moments in life in a comical way without taking away the artistic point of view. With the piece they show how humour can be expressed through dance.

 

A review by York Underwood for Reykjavík Grapevine:

"The show is dance comedy, with aspects of clowning. When it starts, you don’t understand how the show can possibly work, but within a few minutes the crowd is laughing along with the gibberish. I will confess: I love dance. This is the most accessible dance performance that I’ve ever seen. It never dips in energy and doesn’t overstay its welcome. It’s a really good show. Take a date, a friend or go on your own. You’ll be in a good mood for the rest of the night."

 

Music by Þorsteinn Eyfjörð, light design by Arnar Ingvarsson.

 

 

Eyland- Choreographed and performed for the Eyland fashion show in Reykjavík Fashion Festival. Premiered 14th of march.

Here you can see the show:

 

 

2014- 

Vivid-  A dance piece I choreographed, premiered the 28th of december in the National theatre of Iceland.

Vivid is about daring to be different. Allowing yourself to experience new things in life. To dare to live. Music: Viktor Orri Árnason. Costumes and set: Raluca Grada Emandi. Motion graphics: Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu. Lights: Jóhann Friðrik Ágústsson.

 

View trailer from rehearsels

 

View reviews

 

2013-

Spellbound- a dance piece I choreographed this winter. It is a duett with me and Sigríður Ólöf Valdimarsdóttir. It was shown in Hafnarfjarðarleikhúsið 27. of november.

View trailer.

 

Wonderland- a dance piece i choreographed for Undúla dance company, which is a youth company I founded 2012. Premiered in Hafnarfjarðarleikhúsið 26.of august as a off venue in Reykjavík Dancefestival.

View trailer:

 

 

Ótta- a dance-piece that I choreographed for ÍD with two other members in the Icelandic dance company, Hjördís Lilja and Ásgeir Helgi.

The piece was also performed in Malmö at Skånes dance theatre.

View trailer

 

2012-

Heimsóknatími (visiting hours)- a dance piece i choreographed for Undúla dance company, shown in Hafnarfjarðarleikhúsið.

Hringrás(Cycle)- a dance piece i also choreographed for Undúla dance company.

View clips from rehearsals

 

 

Mið-Ísland- choreographed a sceen for this comedy series.

 

2011-

Dans dans dans- choreographed and performed a duett with Emilia Benedikta Gísladóttir for a tv competition.

View interview and duet

 

2005-2011

has worked as a ballet-, modern-, jazz- and composition teacher at Listdansskóli Íslands. Has also choreographed many pieces for the students and graduation students.  Has also given many yoga and dance seminars.

 

2003-

choreographed and performed a solo piece for the Polar Music Prize ceremony in Stockholm, when Keith Jarret received the price.