Desireé Kongerød was born and grew up in Norway where she competed in gymnastic and rhythmical gymnastics before she moved to London to study dance at London Contemporary Dance School and Laban Centre for Movement and Dance.
She has had a successful career as a circus performer and a contemporary dancer touring throughout Europe, Asia and the States with, amongst others, Yolande Snaith Theatre Dance, S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt, Rosemary Butcher, Rui Horta, Robert Tannion and Klaus Obermaier.
She has gone on to choreograph for dance, circus, theatre, and commercials. Her choreographic credits include San Diego Dance Theatre, Klaus Obermaier’s Apparition, Aurora, Luminous, and commercials for Bacardi Mojito and the British Heart Foundation as well as numerous circus events.
She has also worked as an aerial consultant for feature films, commercials and theatre.