SUMMER BALLET GALA PRAGUE - Arianne Lafita, Satanella (Foto © Petr Šolar) SUMMER BALLET GALA PRAGUE - Arianne Lafita, Vittorio Galloro, Satanella (Foto © Petr Šolar) SUMMER BALLET GALA PRAGUE - Ekaterina Khaniukova, LE CORSAIRE PDD (Foto © Petr Šolar) SUMMER BALLET GALA PRAGUE - Davit Galstyan, Les Bourgeois (Foto © Petr Šolar) SUMMER BALLET GALA PRAGUE - Státní opera (Foto © Petr Šolar)
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ÉTOILES - PRINCIPAL DANCERS - WINNERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITIONS
Arianne Lafita GonzàlvezSTAR OF THE SUMMER BALLET GALA
International Guest Artist
Born in Matanzas, Cuba. She graduated at the Escuela Nacional de Arte in Havana. She is a winner of the Havana International Ballet Competition (1999).
She started her career with the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, under the direction of Alicia Alonso. In 2005, she joins the company as a prima ballerina "Ballet de Cuba" of Laura Alonso. In 2009, she moved to Spain where she joins the "Victor Ullate Comunidad de Madrid".
She is performing in full-length ballets and pas de deux: "Swan Lake", "The Sleeping Beauty", "The Nutcracker", "Don Quixote", "Le Corsaire", "Les Sylphides", "Paquita", "Bhakti", "Satanella", "Tchaikovsky Pas de deux", "Flames of Paris", "Harlequinade", and many others.
In March 2011, she attended the gala "Thanks Rudy", tribute to Rudolph Nureyev in Milan. She was performing in the "Gala de Danza Barcelona 2011" and in the same month also in the "Spoleto Festival 2011 – Gala Dance" and on September in the same year she was dancing at the "XVI. International Ballet Festival" in Miami, USA. In January 2014, she was invited at Milan for the international gala "Stars of Ballet". In March 2014, she was also dancing in Russia at III. Perm World Ballet Star and in May 2014 she was a special guest in prestigious Miroslav Kůra Gala.
Vittorio Galloro STAR OF THE SUMMER BALLET GALA
International Guest Artist
Born in Naples. In 1991-92, He studied at the Ballet School of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples under the direction of Anna Razzi. In 1997-1998, he graduated at the National Ballet School of Cuba. In 1997, he won the Silver Medal and Best Couple at the International Ballet Competition in Habana (Cuba). In the same year he won again the Silver Medal at International Ballet Competition Vignale Danza in Italy. In 2001, he received Second Prize, Silver Medal and Prize Best Italian Dancer at the Premio Roma in Italy.
He joined to different ballet companies. The Ballet Nacional de Cuba in Havana, The European Ballet of London, in England, Classical Ballet Company in Reggio Emilia, in Italy and many others. He has danced in many performances in Cuba, Mexico, Brazil and Dominican Republic.
In March 2011, he was a guest at the Gala Performance "Thank you Rudy", tribute to Rudolph Nureyev in Milan. In May 2010, he was performing at the Gran Ballet Gala of Roma. In July 2011, he participated at the Gala of Stars in the Spoleto Festival, under the direction of Alberto Testa and Alessandra Ferri. In September 2011, he was dancing at the International Ballet Festival of Miami, USA. In March 2014, he was also performing in Russia at III. Perm World Ballet Star and in May 2014 he was a special guest in prestigious Miroslav Kůra Gala.
Katja Khaniukova STAR OF THE SUMMER BALLET GALA
Principal Dancer of the Ballet of the National Opera House of Ukraine
Junior Soloist of the English National Ballet
Born in Kiev, Ukraine. She studied at the Kiev State Choreographic Institute. In 2007, she joins the Ballet of the National Opera House of Ukraine. In 2014, she joins the English National Ballet.
She is a winner of the international ballet competitions and her awards include Gold Medal at the Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition (2005); Silver Medal at the Youth Ballet of the World Competition (2007); Gold Medal at the Seoul International Ballet Competition (2011) and Gold Medal at the Istanbul International Ballet Competition (2012).
She is young talented dancer and her repertoire includes: "The Sleeping Beauty (Aurora and Princess Florine / Bluebird)", "Swan Lake (Odette/Odile)", "The Nutcracker (Clara)", Le Corsaire (Gulnare), Don Quixote (Kitri), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) and others.
She is a guest principal with Latvian National Opera and Ochi International Ballet (Nagoya, Japan).
STAR OF THE SUMMER BALLET GALA
Principal Dancer of the Ballet du Capitole, France
It was in his home country of Armenia that Davit Galstyan was trained in classical dance at the National Ballet School of Armenia in Yerevan.
In 2001 he participated at the Prix de Lausanne and obtained The Nureyev's scholarship to continue his training at the Royal Ballet School in England where he distributed in the works of this prestigious dance company and the Birmingham Royal Ballet. He graduated from this school three years later to be hired at the Ballet du Capitole in Toulouse. His repertoire includes: "La Bayadére" (chor. Marius Petipa), "La Sylphide" (chor. August Bournonville), "Le Corsaire Grand Pas de deux", "Don Quixote" (chor. Nanette Glushak), "Taming of the Shrew" (chor. John Cranko), "Tarantella Pas de deux", "Theme and Variations" and "Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux" (chor. George Balanchine), "Carmen" (chor. Davide Bombana), "Por vos muero" (chor. Nacho Duato) and "Paganini" (chor. Benjamin Millepied). He is performing in "Sinfonietta" and "Petite Mort" of Jiří Kylian, "Beethoven 7" (chor. Uwe Scholz), "Nine Sinatra Songs" (chor. Twyla Tharp) and "Les Bourgeois" famous work of Ben van Cauwenbergh and many others.
STAR OF THE SUMMER BALLET GALA
Principal Dancer of the Berlin State Ballet (Staatsballett Berlin)
Born in Suhl in Thuringia, Germany. In 2000 after graduating from the Berlin State Ballet School (Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin) joined the Munich State Opera, the Bavarian State Ballet (Bayerisches Staatsballett). In 2002, he joined Ballett der Staatsoper Unter den Linden. In 2010, he was promoted to Principal Dancer of the Berlin State Ballet (Staatsballett Berlin).
In 2004, he won 1st prize at the ÖRT-Tanzcontest (Vienna Ballet Competition) in Vienna; in 2005 the 3rd prize at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition and in 2005 the 3rd prize at the Nagoya International Ballet Competition.
His repertoire includes: "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker" (chor. Patrice Bart), "La Péri" (chor. Vladimir Malakhov), "La Sylphide" (chor. Peter Schaufuss), "La Esmeralda" (chor. Yuri Burlaka/Vasily Medvedev), "Tchaikovsky Pas de deux" (chor. George Balanchine), "The Concert" and "Fancy Free" (chor. Jerome Robbins), "Ring um den Ring" (chor. Maurice Béjart), "Romeo and Juliet" (chor. John Cranko),"Le Sacre du printemps" and "Le Parc" (chor. Angelin Preljocaj), "Peer Gynt" (chor. Heinz Spoerli ), "Cinderella" (chor. Vladimir Malakhov), "Tchaikovsky" (chor. Boris Eifman) and many others.
He was invited to dance events like "Glories of the Romantic Ballet" or "Malakhov & Friends ". He took part in the International Ballet Star Gala in Taipei, Gala in Nagoya, Japan, Benefiz-Gala der Stiftung ARDT, World Ballet Stars 21st century in Budapest, Anna Pavlova Gala in London, Prague International Ballet Gala and many others.
25.8.2014 19:30 Státní opera, Wilsonova 4, Praha 1 TICKETS
SUMMER BALLET GALA PRAGUE - Arianne Lafita, Satanella (Foto © Petr Šolar)
SUMMER BALLET GALA PRAGUE - Arianne Lafita, Vittorio Galloro, Satanella (Foto © Petr Šolar)
SUMMER BALLET GALA PRAGUE - Ekaterina Khaniukova, LE CORSAIRE PDD (Foto © Petr Šolar)
SUMMER BALLET GALA PRAGUE - Davit Galstyan, Les Bourgeois (Foto © Petr Šolar)
SUMMER BALLET GALA PRAGUE - Státní opera (Foto © Petr Šolar)