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Magdaléna Matějková

Demi-soloist of the National Theatre Ballet Born in Prague in 1989, in 2008 she graduated from the Prague Dance Conservatoire, where she studied under the tutelage of Professors Jaroslav Slavický, Hana Vláčilová and Kateřina Slavická. She represented the school at numerous performances both at home and abroad, dancing in the choreographies Talking to Frida (Jan Kodet), Evening Songs (Jiří Kylián), Bolero (Petr Zuska), Getting Dark (Libor Vaculík), Don Quixote (Jerzy Graczyk after M. Petipa) and The Sleeping Beauty (Jaroslav Slavický after M. Petipa). In 2008 she became a member of the National Theatre Ballet, three years later she was appointed a demi-soloist. Her classical roles include: Pas de trois, Pas de quatre and the Spanish Dance in Swan Lake (Kenneth Greve), 1st variation, Pas de six in Act III in Napoli (Frank Andersen after A. Bournonville), Clara and the Chinese Dance in The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol (Yuri Vamos) and Grand Pas de quatre in Ballet Mania (Anton Dolin after J. Perrot). She also performs in the ballets La Sylphide, Goldilocks, Cinderella and Onegin. When it comes to the modern repertoire, she has danced in Jiří Kylián’s Return to a Strange Land, Petr Zuska’s Brel – Vysotsky – Kryl / Solo for Three, A Little Touch of the Last Extreme, Empty Title and Symphony No. 1 in D major, to Gustav Mahler’s music. Moreover, she has performed in Hana Turečková’s choreography Los Sueňos within the mixed bill Miniatures at the Estates Theatre. She has received numerous accolades: 3rd place at the Prix Carpeaux Valenciennes (France, 2005), 1st place at the International Ballet Competition in Lvov, Ukraine (2006), the International Dance Competition in Rome (2007), the International Ballet Competition in Vienna (2007), 3rd place at the International Ballet Competition in Helsinki (2009).

Complete Ensemble of Czech National Ballet