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Mathias Deneux

Soloist of The Czech National Ballet


From 1997 to 2002 he trained at the Ballet du Nord (P. Minam Borier) and between 2002 and 2006 gained professional education at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) under the direction of D. Agésilas, graduating with a diploma in classical dance and acting from the CNSMDP. He trained in various techniques: classical ballet (S. Soloviev, C. Atanassoff), pas de deux, contemporary, composition/improvisation, jazz, character dance etc. In 2006 he obtained the French BAC in Literature and Arts. In 2007 he was engaged at the Junior Ballet Biarritz (Artistic Director: Thierry Malandain) and in 2008 at West Australian Ballet in Perth (Artistic Director: Ivan Cavallari). In 2010 he became a member of the Czech National Ballet in Prague and in 2014 was ranked soloist.

From the beginning of his career he has performed in several productions like The Rite of Spring, Solo for Three, Tremble, bolero by Petr Zuska, Don Quixote, Rooster by Christopher Bruce, Giselle, Theme and variations by George Balanchine, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Little Mermaid by Jan Kodet, 7th Symphony by Uwe Scholz, Nutcracker by Ivan Cavallari, Snow Queen by Michael Corder, Favoritita by José Martinez, Napoli by August Bournonville, Étude by Harold Lander to name a few.

Amongst the most prominent works in which he performed are Taming of the Shrew (Gremio) by John Cranko, In The Middle Somewhat Elevated by William Forsythe, Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse) by Javier Torres, Decadance by Ohad Naharin, Cinderella (Organizer) by Jean Christophe Maillot, Reflection On A Human Form by Jacopo Godani, Nutcracker, a Christmas Carol (the Devil) by Youri Vamos, Romeo and Juliet (Mercucio) by Petr Zuska, La fille mal gardée (Alain) by Frederick Ashton.

Further on he appeared in works by J. Kylian, A. Ekman, V. Konvalinka, S. Pechar, R. Poklitaru, K. Grave, A. Cerrudo, J. Pokorný, N. Weir and others.