Zdenek Konvalina Lead Principal

Birthplace  Brno, Czech Republic 

Brno Dance Conservatory

Previous companies
Joined National Ballet of Moravia-Silesia, promoted to Principal age 19, 2001 joined as Principal, Houston Ballet and in 2006 joined as Principal with The National Ballet of Canada. In 2011 joined English National Ballet as Lead Principal

Favourite rolesDes Grieux in Manon, Romeo and Kostia in John Neumeier’s The Seagull 

Career highlight
Winning the gold medal at the prestigious Helsinki International Ballet Competition and the World Ballet Festival, Tokyo 

Other info
Received The Rolex Dancers First Award for roles in Etudes and Jiří Kylian’s Soldiers’ Mass. International guest appearances include Slovak National Theater, Inoue Ballet, Tokyo, Ballet, Concierto de Puerto Rico, National Ballet of Cuba, Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper and Dutch National Ballet. In 2010 co-choreographed Impermanence with Guillaume Côté receiving its premiere at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in 2010.

'He style immediately evident: nothing forced; his line everywhere pure'The Financial Times

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