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Adéla Pollertová

Soloist of the National Theatre Ballet Adéla Pollertová was born in Prague, where she began devoting to modern gymnastics. She then attended the Dance Conservatory, completing her studies within less than five years. After graduating, she received her first engagement in Hamburg.
While still a student, she won the National Ballet Competition in Brno (1994), also gaining the prize for the most remarkable dance performance. Furthermore, at a competition in Jackson, Mississippi (1994), she won the bronze medal, the prize for the best junior pair and the best choreographic work (I Feel Good – choreography: R. Balogh). Owing to her conservatory education, she has been able to dance the roles of Clara in The Nutcracker, Lisa in Wary In Vain, the solo in Balanchine’s Serenade, Grand pas de quatre, pas de deux and variations from the classical repertoire, as well as a number of roles in contemporary dance works.
In 1995 she joined the choreographer John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet, becoming within three years a soloist. In 1999 she was awarded the prestigious “Dr. Wilhelm Oberdörffer Preis” bestowed upon young artists. In Neumeier’s ballets she performed in the following roles and leads: Maria in The Nutcracker, Helen in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tamara Karsavina and Matilda Ksheshinska in Nijinsky (she co-created the choreography), Olympia in La Dame aux Camélias, Phoebe in As You Like It, the Wedding Couple and Zulma in Giselle, Princess Claire in Illusion – Like Swan Lake, Juliet from the troupe in Romeo and Juliet. Furthermore, she danced in Bach Suite 2, the Alien Princess in A Cinderella Story, Princess Florina in Sleeping Beauty, in Symphony No.3 by Gustav Mahler, Symphony No.5 by Gustav Mahler, Getting Closer, Messiah, Vaslaw, Bartók Bilder (she co-created the choreography) and Winterreise (she co-created the choreography). In N. Makarova’s choreography after M. Petipa, in the ballet La Bayadere she danced one of the solo shadows; in C. Wheeldon’s choreography VIII she danced a solo; and in M. Ek’s choreography a solo in the ballets She Was Black and Sleeping Beauty.
In the 2004–2005 season she joined the National Theatre Ballet as a soloist. Audiences have had the chance to see her in the roles of the Wedding Couple and Giselle in the ballet Giselle, as Tarantella and Spanish dance in Swan Lake, as Clara in Youri Vamos’s The Nutcracker - A Christmas Carol and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, as Olga in John Cranko’s ballet Onegin, in the lead role of Sleeping Beauty, as Goldilocks in the children’s ballet of the same name by the choreographer Jan Kodet, in the mixed bill Ballet Mania in the romantic Grand pas de quatre, and the Sylph in August Bournonville’s classical ballet La Syphide. As regards the modern repertoire, she dances in Shawn Hounsell’s Imprint, Petr Zuska’s Requiem, Ibbur, or A Prague Mystery, Déja vu, BREL – VYSOTSKY –KRYL / Solo for Three and D.M.J. 1953–1977 (nomination for the Thalia Award 2004) and Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort, Last Touch.
Adéla Pollertová won the Thalia Award 2006 for her brilliant rendition of Juliet in the ballet Romeo and Juliet.

Complete Ensemble of Czech National Ballet