Ballet Preparatory School
At the outset of our 67th season, I would like to sum up briefly the previous one. In line with our splendid tradition, we gave a successful annual performance, titled Proměny (Transformations), which was accompanied by the launch of a brochure recapitulating the past and present of the National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School, furnished with Czech and English texts. It is the very first comprehensive publication of the type, providing ample facts and photographs, as well as professional biographies of the ballet stars who as children were nurtured at our school. The booklet is available for purchase at the National Theatre box office at the New Stage.
Last year, a number of our pupils passed admission examinations and enrolled at the Prague Dance Conservatory, while some others are currently attending the Brno Dance Conservatory, the Prague Dance Centre, the International Conservatory of Prague, and other prestigious schools.
In the 2019/2020 season, our pupils will continue to appear in the Czech National Ballet productions of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol. They will also perform in Petr Zuska’s choreography A Bouquet, created for the Prague Chamber Ballet. Moreover, we will collaborate with Zuska within the upcoming premiere of the National Theatre Opera adaptation of Bohuslav Martinů’s choral ballet The Chap-Book. In all likelihood, our children will appear in the new production of The Sleeping Beauty, which will receive its Czech premiere.
I hope that our pupils and teachers will accomplish all their tasks with aplomb, as they always have.
Director of the National Theatre Ballet Preparatory School