Petrusjka Broholm was trained at the Ballet School of the Royal Theatre. She became an apprentice in 1984 and, in 1986, was engaged as a dancer by the Royal Danish Ballet. In 1991, she was engaged by the Deutsche Oper Ballet in Berlin as soloist but returned to the Royal Danish Ballet, where she was appointed soloist in 1995.
Broholm has danced a number of roles with the Royal Danish Ballet, including the student in The Lesson, Clara in The Nutcracker, Svanilda in Coppelia, Teresina and Pas de Six in Napoli, Eleonora and Johanna in The Kermesse in Bruges, Effy in La Sylphide, Birthe in A Folk Tale, Hermia in a Midsummer Night’s Dream, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Eliza in The Conservatory, Pulcinella in Pulcinella, and Olga in Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, Flower Festival in Gensano, and further soloist roles in Abdallah, Cinderella, The Waltz Project, Serait ce la mort, Agon, Swan Lake, Catalyst, Ash, Bach Suite No. 5, Symphony in C, Themes and Variations, and Jeu de Cartes.
She has been awarded several grants, including those from DANCE, Svenåge Larsens, Hans Brenås, IBM, Bournonville, and Schønberg.
Most recently, Broholm has staged Peter Martins’ Swanlake for The Royal Danish Ballet and Conservatory for The Boston Ballet School.
She staged parts of Nutcracker for Tivoli Ballet and coached principals in Cynthia Harvey’s productions of The Sleeping Beauty and Giselle,
Anne Marie Holmes’ production of Swanlake, Bjørn`s Nutcracker, and
Inuoue Ballet’s Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty.
She staged La Sylphide for New York City Ballet with Peter Martins. Broholm has been in charge of/staged Martins’ Fearful Symmetries, John Neumeier`s Romeo and Juliet,Christopher Wheeldon`s The Wanderers, and Alexei Ratmansky`s Nutcracker
Guest teaching experiences include those at Beijing Dance Academy, National Ballet of Finland, Boston Ballet, National Ballet of China, Royal Danish Ballet, National Ballet of Norway, and Il Balletto Italy.