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Andrea Popov Smejkalová

Soloist of Ballet of the National Theatre Brno

Andrea Smejkalová was born in Brno and studied dance at the Dance Conservatory in Brno. During her studies she also performed in productions of the Ballet of the National Theatre Brno including The Cunning Little VixenDon QuixoteSwan LakeThe Nutcracker and Giselle.  In 2002 she successfully graduated from the Dance Conservatory after 8 years of study.

After graduating, she joined the Ballet of the National Theatre Brno in the 2002/2003 season. She was promoted to demi-soloist in the 2005/2006 season and became a soloist in the 2006/2007 season. Already in her first season with the Company she was given the opportunity to dance smaller solo roles. Her talent and diligence soon led her to the great roles of classical ballet such as Odette/Odile, Medora, Clara, Nikiya, Phrygia, Juliet, Raymonda and Giselle.

In 2002 she participated in the Competition of Dance Artists of the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic in Brno and the International Ballet Competition in St. Pölten. She was awarded 3rd prize at the 1st International Ballet Competition in Brno in 2003. She received the prestigious 2005 Phillip Morris Flower Award for outstanding young talent in the field of dance. She won 1st prize at the 2nd International Ballet Competition in Brno in 2006. She won the 2011 and 2012 DIVA Award for Ballet and in 2012 she was awarded the DIVA Overall Winner.

 

Roles in the repertoire of Ballet NdB 2015/2016:

B. Pawlowski: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Butterfly

L. Minkus: La Bayadere - Nikia, Gamzatti

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Odette - Odyle

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Black and White - The White

Made in USA

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Serenade - Solo

 

The complete repertoire of this soloist maybe found in the archives here.

performances

Sunday 18. 12. 2016 14.0016.15
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
The Mouse King, Harlequin, Colombine and…The Nutcracker.
Janáček Theatre
Last 13
Sunday 18. 12. 2016 18.0020.15
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
Lektorský úvod půl hodiny před představením / Lektorský úvod pro děti Louskáček
Janáček Theatre
Wednesday 4. 01. 2017 18.0020.15
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
The Mouse King, Harlequin, Colombine and…The Nutcracker.
Janáček Theatre
Thursday 5. 01. 2017 11.0013.15
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
The Mouse King, Harlequin, Colombine and…The Nutcracker.
Janáček Theatre
Last 25
Tuesday 10. 01. 2017 19.0020.50
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
Lektorský úvod půl hodiny před představením
Mahen Theatre
Saturday 14. 01. 2017 19.0021.25
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
The immortal story that is synonymous with the word ballet.
Janáček Theatre
Friday 20. 01. 2017 19.0021.25
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
Lektorský úvod půl hodiny před představením
Janáček Theatre
Wednesday 25. 01. 2017 19.0021.25
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
Lektorský úvod půl hodiny před představením. HOST: Andrey Leonovitch, The Royal...
Janáček Theatre
Tuesday 31. 01. 2017 19.0020.50
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
Sometimes one second is enough...
Mahen Theatre
Wednesday 1. 02. 2017 19.0020.50
Ballet
Petr Iljič Čajkovskij
Sometimes one second is enough...
Mahen Theatre

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