Alice PetitDemisoloist of The Czech National Ballet
Alice Petit was born in France. In 2004 she began her studies at the Conservatoire régional de Paris and later at Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse. She graduated in 2012. During her studies she joined the Junior Ballet by the conservatoire and danced in The Sleeping Beauty (R. Nurejev) or Evening Songs (J. Kylián). She took lessons at the Nederlands Dans Theater, English National Ballet and danced under the tutelage of Pina Bausch.
In 2012 she came to the State Opera in Prague and now is a member of the Czech National Ballet (from the 2015/2016 season she is a demisoloist).
Alice danced in several classical ballets: The Swan Lake (P. Ďumbala and H. Vláčilová), The Swan Lake (K. Greve), Giselle (H. Vláčilová), Cinderella (J. Ch. Maillot), Don Quijote (J. Slavický), The Snow Queen (M. Corder).
She also pleased the eye of the audience in contemporary works: Amerikana III / Theme and Variations (G. Balanchine) and In the Middle Somewhat Elevated (W. Forsythe), Czech Ballet Symphony II. / Stabat Mater (P. Zuska), Ballettissimo / Symphony No. 7 in A major (U. Scholz), OHAD NAHARIN: decadance (O. Naharin).
Currently she dances these classical roles: The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol (Y. Vàmos), La Bayadère (J. Torres), La Fille mal gardée (F. Ashton).
Alice Petit’s artistic expression is both lyrical and dramatic, she excels in various works across the repertoire: Valmont (L. Vaculík) where she dances brilliantly and acts persuasively as Madamme de Tourvel, Vertigo / Rain (R. Poklitaru) and Cacti (A. Ekman), The Little Mermaid (J. Kodet) where she enjoys the role of the Young Witch, Tremble (P. Zuska), Timeless / Serenade (G. Balanchine) and Le sacre du printemps (G. Tetley), Slavic Temper / Aspects (K. Kozielska) and Perfect Example (A. Kajdanovskij), and Kylián – Bridges of Time where she dances in three famous choreographies of Jiří Kylián – Symphony of Psalms, Bella Figura and Petite Mort.