Ten dancers become members of The Czech National Ballet – Welcome in Prague!
Our company is truly cosmopolitan – there are seventeen nationalities from around the world included local Czech.
The Czech National Ballet has launched the 2019/20 season under the motto Continuously moving, bearing in mind the very essence of dance theatre that we create through movement, as well as an outreach, contact with the world, which is not motionless either.
The Czech National Ballet is a truly cosmopolitan company, made up of dancers hailing from 17 countries (Canada, Germany, Spain, France, the UK, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia, Ukraine, the USA and the Czech Republic). This diversity affords a colourful scale of means of expression, characteristic of a variety of nationalities, their differing natures and temperaments. The result is a blending together of numerous dance schools and styles, mutual enrichment and unique inspiration.
And who are the new additions? Giacomo De Leidy joined the company at the end of the previous season. Italians, Angelo Marco Accardi, will bring to bear his experience as a member of the Bayerische Staatsballet II in Munich, and Nikita Filippo Zini came from the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart. The John Quincy Powers from USA came to Prague from the Tulsa Ballet.
The new members also include two Swiss, Robert Jerjen and Basil Schwerzmann, both of them graduates of the Tanzakademie Zürich. After completing the National Ballet School of Canada, Daniel Leger danced with the junior group of the Ballett Dortmund. Fraser Roach studied at the Royal Ballet School in London and danced with the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Stuttgarter Ballett and the Ballett Zürich.
A demi-soloist post has been assumed by Evgeniya Gonzalez, a graduate of the Royal Swedish Ballet School, who gained professional experience with the Mariinsky Theatre and the Nationaltheater München ballet companies. The Czech National Ballet has also been joined by Federica Bona, a Palermo native, who was trained at the Scuola di Ballo del Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and the French ballerina Theodora Lehu, will bring to bear her experience with l'Opéra National de Bordeaux, the Stuttgarter Ballett and the Ballett Zürich.
Radka Příhodová married Adam Zvonař and will use his surname.
photo: Serghei Gherciu