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Luboš Hajn

Ballet master of the National Theatre Ballet Luboš Hajn was born in Kolín. In 1980 he graduated from Prague’s Dance Conservatory, and in 1980 and 1981 studied at the Vaganova Leningrad State Dance Institute under the tutelage of the eminent ballet artist and teacher Boris Bregvadze. After finishing his studies he became a member of Prague’s National Theatre Ballet ensemble and then, following eight years of hard work, a soloist. He excelled in terms of unerring technique and a strong sense of drama, which he has made use of in a host of complex character and comic roles. From his wide repertoire, especially worthy of mention are the roles of Harmodius in Spartacus, the title role in the ballet Macbeth, Jacob in Jennifer, Basil in Don Quixote, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Faun in Faun’s Afternoon, Hilarion in Giselle, Orion in Sylvia, the Moor in Petrushka, the Wicked Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, Redbeard in Swan Lake, Othello in The Moor’s Pavan, Gremin in Onegin, Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker, Rubinstein in the ballet Tchaikovsky, as well as lead roles in Prince Bajaja, Carmina Burana, Coppélia, Carmen, The Best of, Little Mr Friedemann, Psycho, Mowgli, Some Like It…, etc. With the National Theatre Ballet he has toured Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and other countries. Owing to his distinct stage presence, he was frequently invited to appear as a guest at theatres throughout Europe. In 1984 he danced as a permanent guest at Teatro D2 Roma and enacted there lead roles in the ballets The Nutcracker, Faun’s Afternoon, Flower Festival and Carmen. From 1992 he appeared as a guest on the stage of Prague’s Laterna magika theatre, dancing the title role in the ballet Odysseus. Between 1990 and 2002 he also worked as a dance teacher at Prague’s Dance Conservatory. Since 1996 he has taught at the National Theatre Ballet, where at present he works as the head ballet master. As a soloist and ballet master, he has collaborated with a number of celebrated world choreographers including Boris Bregvadze, Yuri Grigorovich, Conrad Drzewiecki, Peter Darrell, László Seregi, Youri Vàmos, Glen Tetley, Christopher Hampson, Frank Andersen and Jiří Kylián.

Complete Ensemble of Czech National Ballet