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Andrea Popov Smejkalová

First soloist of the 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. In just 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 also 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 in the Season 2019/20:

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

P. I. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Snow Queen, Sugar Plum Fairy, Mother

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

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty The Lilac Fairy, Princess Aurora

S. Prokofiev: Romeo a Juliet - Lady Capulet, Mother of Juliet

     

 4 Elements
Falling Angels
Gnawa - women

      

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

performances

Friday 6. 03. 2020 19.0020.15
Ballet
 
PREMIÉRA
Janáček Theatre
Saturday 7. 03. 2020 19.0020.15
Ballet
 
Vice, love, sacrifice...
Janáček Theatre
Sunday 8. 03. 2020 17.0018.15
Ballet
 
Vice, love, sacrifice...
Janáček Theatre
Thursday 12. 03. 2020 19.0021.15
Ballet
 
Four exciting choreographies about women and men, about order and spontaneity.
Mahen Theatre
Friday 13. 03. 2020 11.0013.15
Ballet
 
Four exciting choreographies about women and men, about order and spontaneity.
Mahen Theatre
Friday 13. 03. 2020 19.0021.15
Ballet
 
L
Mahen Theatre
Friday 20. 03. 2020 19.0020.15
Ballet
 
L
Janáček Theatre
Saturday 21. 03. 2020 17.0018.15
Ballet
 
Vice, love, sacrifice...
Janáček Theatre
Friday 27. 03. 2020 19.0020.15
Ballet
 
Vice, love, sacrifice...
Janáček Theatre
Sunday 5. 04. 2020 17.0019.30
Ballet
 
DERNIÉRA, L
Janáček Theatre

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