We had the good fortune of connecting with Magnus Christoffersen and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Magnus, we’d love for you to start things off by telling us something about your industry that we and others not in the industry might be unaware of?
As a dancer, I think the one thing most people are not aware of is the amount of work and dedication it takes for a ballet dancer to get to a professional level. Many years of training and dedication go into the preparation. There are many mental obstacles dancers have tackle such as being relaxed and present under pressure when on stage. The pay off is the ability to create beauty with one’s own body to music and captivate an audience’s focus in ways that can’t be described with words. A beautiful ballet performance is like magic.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?

A mantra I strive to live by is inspired by a quote from the world renowned acting teacher Konstantin Stanislavskij: “Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art”. I believe there is an enormous power in putting the attention outward and having a focus of sharing. I believe it is good to bring awareness to these ideas even though it is easier that done.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
When my family and friends can visit me again after the pandemic, I’ll bring them to the Getty Center. For me, the Getty Center is a pearl in Los Angeles and I love spending time there. There you can see a beautiful view of Los Angeles and the works of the celebrated painters hanging on the walls. It doesn’t get better than that.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Tigran Sargsyan and Kirsten Bloom Allen have both been my two dance collaboratives since the pandemic started. We have shared over 170 live streams and performed across America on multiple news channels and talk shows, including Good Morning America. They have been my two best friends during this difficult time and I am proud of the work we have accomplished together. We are bringing ballet more relatable to mainstream audiences through our live streams and global media coverage. Along with dancing we have merged into cinema and shot a short film together. “Covid Rockin” which a satirical look at a day in the life during Covid.

Instagram: @MagnusChristoffersen

Image Credits
ARC Entertainment Company

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