Bjarne Hecht is a former leading dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet, English National Ballet and Pacific Northwest Ballet. His teachers incl. Vera Volkova, Toni Lander, Nora Kiss and Stanley Williams. He has appeared in numerous TV productions and toured the world, in 1982 he opened the RDB’s NY Met season dancing the lead in August Bournonville’s Kermesse in Bruges to critical acclaim. In LA he has appeared at Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Beverly Theatre and Universal Amphi Theatre. He has had works created on him by Alvin Ailey, Glen Tetley and Christopher Bruce among others, as well as performed in works by Petipa, Balanchine, Ashton, Kylian, Taylor and many others. After retiring from dance he studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in NY. He has been in plays on many NY stages incl. Broadway in the Tony nominated production of Wilder, Wilder, Wilder – Three by Thornton Wilder. When he is not teaching at Align Ballet he is pursuing film acting.