Skall letter No. 9

Amalie, art, poetry and love

Dear friends,

There is something about ballet dancers that we find truly fascinating. A remote beauty surrounded by mystique, art, aesthetics and music. The world of ballet draws us with its endless amount of magic and inspiration. Almost in awe, and with great humility and respect, we meet the beautiful soul and woman Amalie Adrian in her home on Frederiksberg. She is warm and kind as she greets us with a hug at her door. Her artistic home is a hidden gem in the middle of Frederiksberg, where the 28-year old former ballet dancer lives with her partner Noam Griegst and their two children Ava and Salomon. Six months ago, Amalie chose to give her body and soul new surroundings to find her own way outside the stage.

”I first started dancing at the Royal Ballet School when I was 8 years old. Originally it was my older sister who had applied for a spot at the school - so of course I had to try it out for myself too. Back then I had never seen a ballet and I didn’t know anything about it, but I made it through the three tryouts and I was in.”

For 20 years she has danced her way through the many performances wearing beautiful costumes and with the music playing trustfully behind her. But the time has come for a shift in her life. 

”My 20 years at the Theater can be compared to the wildest and longest trip to Tivoli. Some days was like sailing the boats quietly while other days was like a constant ride in a rollercoaster. The Theater has taken me from childhood through my teenage years and into adulthood. I wouldn’t be the same person without my time at that place. I really adore the Theater and all that it has meant to me, but I had to cut myself loose to figure out who I am outside and without the Theater. It is tough at the moment but I’m certain that it will become easier with time.”

Today Amalie has joined Noam working in the family owned jewelry company Griegst (established in 1963 by Noam’s father and deceased artist Arje Griegst). 

For the first time in 20 years Amalie can enjoy the freedom to calmly find her new path in life.

Julie & Marie Skall