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Zdjęcie: Adam Kozal

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Adam Kozal – a soloist in the Polish National Ballet. He graduated from the Olga Sławska-Lipczyńska State Ballet School in Poznań. In 1995 he won the third Senior Prize in the 9th National Dance Competition in Gdańsk, and in 1997 the first prize in the same competition. In 1997–1998 he danced in ballet of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera. Then he joined the Hamburg Ballet (1998–2000) and the Finnish National Ballet in Helsinki (2000–2006, as a soloist). In 2006–2009 he worked in the Royal Ballet of Flanders, Antwerp, as a demi-soloist.

In 2009 he came back to Warsaw and joined the Polish National Ballet as a soloist. There he has performed, among others, many parts in ballets by Krzysztof Pastor: King Mark in Tristan, Wie lange noch, Berlin in Lights & Mussel of Margate in Kurt Weill, Second Air in In Light and Shadow, Ominous in And the Rain Will Pass… He has also danced parts in classical ballets: Rajah in La Bajadère, Spanish Dance in The Nutcracker, Puss in Boots and Prince Chéri in The Sleeping Beauty, Dancing-Master and Prince’s Friend in Cinderella, Stiva in Anna Karenina by Alexei Ratmansky, Paris in Romeo and Juliet by Emil Wesołowski, Faun, Nutcracker and Soloist in the Waltz of Flowers in The Nutcracker, as well as contemporary parts: Young Man in Le Sacre du printemps by Vaslav Nijinsky, Chief in Le Sacre du printemps by Maurice Béjart, Mr P. in Persona by Robert Bondara and solo parts in choreographies: The Green by Ed Wubbe, The Garden’s Gates by Robert Bondara, The Kisses by Emil Wesołowski, In Raspberry Brushwood, The Fear Theme and Lab V by Anna Hop.





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