Giving back — teaching from the heart to spread the joy of dance
Gina Tse began her ballet training at 3 years of age and commenced her pre-professional training at The Royal Ballet School in London seven years later. She was a dancer with English National Ballet before joining The Royal Swedish Ballet in 2004. There, she was promoted to First Soloist in 2007 and Principal Dancer in 2011–– the same year she was awarded Dancer of the Year in Stockholm.
She danced with Stockholm 59°North soloists and was also nominated for Benois de la Dance in Moscow at the Bolshoi Theatre in 2016. Gina has danced for The Swedish Royal Family on numerous occasions, including The Nobel Banquet, and has performed Swan Lake for the Opening of Parliament.
Notable Principal and Soloist Roles:
Gamzatti in La Bayadere (Natalia Makarova)
Isolde in Tristan (Krzysztof Pastor)
Giovanni Bassi in Gustav III (Patrice Bart)
Kazmir’s Colours (Mauro Bigonzetti)
Dreamland (Matjash Mrozewski)
Double Concerto (Christopher Hampson)
Odette/Odile och Leadswans in Swanlake (Natalie Conus)
The Chosen One in Rite of Spring (Maurice Béjart)
Before Night Fall (Niels Christie)
Husan [Sugar Plum Fairy] in Nötknäpparen
The Nutcracker (Pär Isberg)
Mother in Julia & Romeo (Mats Ek)
Aurora in Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydee)
Mozart Mässa i c-moll (Stein Celis)
Odette, Odile Swan Lake[ Matz Ek]
Tatiana in Onegin
Gina’s instrumental role in the development of The International Ballet School and Arts Centre has been constant. From teaching 3 year olds the thrill of movement within classical dance steps, to preparing her pre-professionals and Trainee Professionals for coming careers at the world’s leading ballet schools and companies, her infectious love of dance and performance is contagious. With a remarkable 100% graduate success rate, it’s no surprise that Gina Tse and the IBS teaching staff are in demand. Students and professionals from near and far regularly turn to IBS for masterful preparatory ballet training, and IBS senior associates have won scholarships from Carina Ari Foundation, as well as Gold and Silver Medals at the AED International Dance Competition held in Italy. Gina and her staff have taught at numerous summer dance workshops and schools across the globe, including:
Kungliga Operan Baletten / The Royal Swedish Ballet Company.
Kungliga Svenska Balettskolan / Royal Swedish Ballet School.
The Emma Tse Elite Dance Academy, in Hong Kong.
Base23 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Rythmos Dancing School in Cyprus.
Excel Dance Academy in Leeds, England.
Djursholms Allmänna SK / Djursholms figure skating team.