Congratulations to newly promoted dancers!
On 1 April 2021, eight Czech National Ballet dancers were promoted, three of them to first soloist.
Ayaka Fujii, a dancer of extraordinary certitude and astonishing expressive mastery, as she has shown in the dual role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake and as Clara in The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol or Nikiya in La Bayadère, has been promoted to first soloist.
Over the past few seasons, Patrik Holeček has been rising rapidly, with his elegance and singular charm making him an ideal performer of lead roles. He dazzles audiences as Onegin, the Prince in Swan Lake and Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty.
Federico Ievoli has drawn attention owing to his technical brilliance, as well as great sense not only for rendition of high drama, but also comical talent. He has shown in Onegin as Lensky, as the Prince or Devil in The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol. His interpretation of Ballet 101 by Eric Gauthier was also remarkable.
The ranks of The Czech National Ballet soloists have been joined by three highly talented female dancers, all of them displaying precise technique and capable of superlative portrayal of characters – Olga Bogoliubskaia (Lise in La Fille mal gardée), Irina Burduja (Clara in The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol) and Evgeniya Gonzalez (Odette/Odile in Swan Lake).
The group of demi-soloists has been extended to include the young and promising dancers Danilo Lo Monaco (leading role in Onegin) and Paul Irmatov (The Chosen one in The Rite of Spring).
We congratulate the artists and look forward to seeing their splendid performances!
photo: Serghei Gherciu