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Michaela Wenzelová

She was born in Prague. At the age of six she began attending the ballet preparatory school of the National Theatre in Prague. Between 1991 and 1999 she studied at the Prague Dance Conservatory under the tutelage of Prof. Aneta Voleská, Zdeňka Nemcová, Pavel Ždichynec and Jaroslav Slavický.


During her studies at the conservatory she danced Clara in The Nutcracker, Lisette in Wary in Vain, the Blue Foster-Daughterin Graduation Ball, Aurora in Sleeping Beauty, as well as solos in Jiří Kylián’s choreography Nuages and George Balanchine’s Serenade.


In 1999 she joined the corps de ballet of the National Theatre and in 2003 became a demi-soloist and in 2012 soloist. During her time at the National Theatre she has danced the roles of Myrthe in Giselle, the Sphinx in Tetley’s choreography The Sphinx, the solo in Balanchine’s Who Cares?, Lisette in Wary in Vain, Clemance in Raymonda, Pas de trois in Swan Lake, the French Doll in The Nutcracker, the Courtesan in The Taming of the Shrew, the Christmas Fairy in The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol, the First Sylph in La Sylphide, Pas de six in Act III of Napoli, Stepmother in Cinderella or Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty. Audiences have also had the opportunity to see her in the ballets Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, Goldilocks and Ballet Mania.


As regards the modern repertoire, she has danced in choreographies by Petr Zuska: Among the Mountains, IBBUR, or A Prague Mystery, Requiem, D.M.J 1953-1977, BREL – VYSOTSKY – KRYL / Solo for Three, The Rite of Spring and 1st symphony D major, Jiří Kylián: Petit Mort and Sinfonietta, and Itzik Galili: Through Nana´s Eyes, Jerome Robbins: Fance Free .


In 1998 Michela won the second prize at the National Ballet Competition in Brno and the international “Prix Carpeaux” in Valenciennes. She took up four consecutive residencies in Cologne.

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