Tine Damborg | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Tine Damborg


2016 - 2018 The Royal Central of Speech and Drama, University of London, MFA: Movement, Teaching & Directing
2011 - 2011 YogaWorks NY, certified yoga teacher
2009 - 2010 The Danish National School of Performing Arts, Dance Department, Foundation course in dance-pedagogy
1992 - 1995 The Danish National School of the Performing Arts, (equivalent to a BA in Contemporary Dance)


Whilst on the MFA Movement: Directing and Teaching

September 2017:

Community arts/theatre/dance project involving 55 fifth graders in a school in the South of Denmark. Using the Greenlandic tale, SEDNA (Mother of the Sea) as inspiration in order to create and express the tale, physically with the students. Culminating on the last day in a big town Parade with "The Ocean" as an overall theme, involving the whole city of Svendborg.

Dance Didactics at University of Tartu, Viljandi Culture Academy, Performing Arts Department. How to teach dance in schools. Focus on communication skills, what motivates movement and creating simple lesson plans for children who have no previous experience of creative movement.  

Community arts project. Flashmob "Nature Wild" how soldiers use nature to cure PTSD. 

Dance and movement classes for 1st and 2nd year students at at The Danish National School of Performing  Arts, Acting Department, South of DK, Odense. BA, Acting year 1 students: Movement Fundamentals, investigating personal and habitual movement patternes. BA, Acting year 2 students: Expressionistic movement related to melodrama.

August 2017: 

Three weeks (45 hours ) of physical comedy co-taught with Lecoq trained theatre director JP Cook at The Danish National School of Performing  Arts, Acting Department, South of DK, Odense involving BA, Acting year 1 students. Breath, timing, discovering of the moment, exploring physicality and movement pre speech.

June 2017:

External placement at East15, movement assistant at the MA production Dog beneath the Skin, Or Where is Francis? by Isherwood & Auden, directed by Andrea Brooks.

May 2017:

External Placement at ArtsEd hosted by course leader Deirdre McLaughlin. Teaching the MA’s through Contact Improvisation, limbers and movement coaching duo's as they were preparing for their show-case, culminating with a performance at The Fortune, for the industry, delivered mainly through 3-4 min dialogues. 

One-on-one coaching, 'Fundamental Intensive Support' with four BA, Acting year 1 students, at RCSSD 

Spring 2017:

Internal placement at Central, teaching movement fundamentals to the BA Acting year 1 students, with Debbie Green. 

One-on-one coaching, 'Fundamental Intensive Support' with BA Acting year 2 student, at RCSSD. 




Works as the dance/movement teacher on the BA Acting program at The Danish National School of Performing Arts, Odense department, with 1st and 2nd year students on stamina, general fitness, contemporary dance, social dance, yoga, contact improvisation, movement based improvisation and composition. The work also includes projects with 3rd and 4th year acting students and their drama teachers; an interdisciplinary Brecht-inspired project with the school’s singing teacher and one-on-one coaching. Tine is also responsible for managing parts of the Nordic Network “Norteas”, an active working network formed by the Nordic and Baltic Theatre Schools.


Tine was the head movement teacher/coach for a foundation course in acting for young people.


Teaching dance-didactics at the University of Tartu / Performing Arts Dance Department in Viljandi/Estonia.


Tine was the founder and artistic director of Danish youth modern dance company, “U-kompagniet”. Her role encompassed fundraising, auditioning, planning weekly schedule trainings, hiring rehearsal and performing space, tour planning as well as choreographing two annual shows. During the same period taught a significant number of dance projects in various Danish elementary and high schools.


Tine has taught at the Royal Ballet School’s departments in Odense and Holstebro, as well as at The Danish National Academy of Music in Odense. Her work combined the styles of contemporary and modern dance, ballet, yoga, physical theatre, improvisation, contact improvisation and dance-composition.


Teaching 4 daily release-based dance classes at TsEKh, Summer Dance School in Moscow.


Movement Direction

October-November 2017:

Movement direction on Aristofanes Lysistrata, at Odense Theatre in a new interpretation by Danish director Liv Helm, with graduating students from the Danish National School of Performing Arts, Odense. 

Spring 2017:

Whilst on the MFA at RCSSD, movement direction on The Glass Menagerie with BA acting year 2 at The Danish National School of performing arts, Odense department.


Movement Director on Lilleskoven By Jesper Halle, directed by Jens Svane Boutrup, with 4th year acting students at The Danish National School of Performing, acting department Odense. Venue: Odense Theatre.


Movement directtion on The Cunning Little Vixen (Leoš Janácek) and l'Enfant et les Sortilèges (Ravel/Colette) directed by Jonathan Paul Cook, for The Danish National Academy of Music, Odense. Venue: Den Fynske Opera.


Dance & Choreography

March 2016: 

The Other World. Created and choreographed two pieces with 20 dancers and 4 actors for Danish television, filmed at Nyborg Castle for the Grimm Brothers inspired Advent Calendar.

February 2016:

Company choreographer and performer of the mute servant Vespone in La Serva Padrona (Pergolesi), directed by Jonathan Paul Cook.

September 2015:

Choreographed The Cabaret: Gyda’s Pre-labor.

August 2015:

Danced with Danish dance company SART (and from 2012-2013).


Choreographed and danced in Gejst, a piece about the relationship with “the other” - a duet with colleague Jan Strøgbech, and the youth company, U-kompagniet.


Toured with performance/workshop project,The grass is always greener on the other side, bringing dance into schools outside Copenhagen. Through this project Tine has trained innumerable children between the ages of 7 and 13.


Produced, presented and danced a solo-piece for a Danish/New York collaboration called Cabaret Tribunale, which premiered in the Judson Church in N.Y.


Danced and collaborated with choreographer Ninna Steen in Knockabout, Final Cut & Dupond & Dupont. Of which Knockabout was the result of wining a Danish choreography competition.


Dancer, choreographer & co-developer of the cabaret & easy-listening inspired dance company Rasmussen Wardrobe Show.


Worked as a free lance dancer/performer for a variety of choreographers/directors such as Peter Gross, Annette Wiesner, Emil Hansen, Jørgen Carlslund, Anita Saij (Dancelab), Malte Claudio Lind and David Dorfmann.



Tine has always engaged thoroughly with many different styles of movement and has an extensive movement practice, comprising contemporary dance, jazz, ballet, movement fundamentals, Klein, Butoh, Iyengar/Ashtanga/Yin and Vinyasa Yoga, Pilates, bio-energy & tremor, a developing Feldenkrais practise and whilst on the MFA, had a 10 week course with specialist in period movement and dance, Ian Brener.

Tine grew up in Dar-es-salam and from 1975-1980 was a student at the International School of Tanganyika. In 1980 she fell in love with ballet but not being able to attend ballet classes took up horseback riding and voltigering (acrobatics on horseback). In 1989 Tine discovered Contemporary Dance. Since 1990 she worked freelance as a dancer on many different dance shows, performances, rock-musicals, touring children’s theatre and site-specific work. Besides working as a dancer, she has also been teaching, choreographing and dancing her own work, which in 2003 made her the recipient of The Danish Actors' Union Choreography Grant.