Ask la Cour Rasmussen
Ballet Dancer, Teacher in New York
Ask la Cour Rasmussen was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and began his dance training at the age of nine at the Royal Danish Ballet School, where he studied with Niels Balle, Adam Lüders, and Colleen Neary. He joined the Royal Danish Ballet as an apprentice in 1998 and became a member of the corps de ballet in 2000. Mr. la Cour joined New York City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in the fall of 2002, was promoted to the rank of soloist in May 2005, and became a principal in February 2013.
While at the Royal Danish Ballet, Mr. la Cour performed featured roles in August Bournonville's Napoli (Pas de Six), A Folk Tale (Pas De Sept) and The Conservatoire (4 Men), John Cranko's Onegin (Lensky), Peter Martins' Hallelujah Junction and Swan Lake (Hungarian), John Neumeier's Romeo and Juliet (Monk) and The Odyssey (Telemachos), Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker (Spanish), and Lila York's Concerto in Pieces (Pas de Trois) just to mention a few.
Mr. la Cour Rasmussen has also worked with choreographers outside of his work for instance David Fernandez who made Icarus APR which was created for the 2009 Lincoln Center Dance on Camera Film Festival in New York.
In 2014 together with mr. Fernandez they created a night to benefit Career Transition for Dancers. For this event a new piece was commissioned and he got to work with the amazing contemporary flamenco dancer, Selene Muñoz on their piece, Static Electricity.
This piece was also adapted into a short dance film which won the Dance Magazine video of the month award.
For more information on his accomplishments with New York City Ballet go to: