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Anita Kuskowska is a former dancer and ballet mistress of the Polish National Ballet. A graduate of the Ballet School in Warsaw, she joined the Teatr Wielkis ballet company upon graduation, in the end becoming the PNB’s first soloist. She debuted as the Girl in Plaits in David Lichines Graduation Ball and Juliet in Maurice Béjarts duet Romeo and Juliet Pas de deux. Later she created leading roles in all classical ballets put on by the company, including Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty; Clara in The Nutcracker; Lise in La fille mal gardée;peasant pas de deux in Giselle; pas de trois, pas de quatre, Polish Princess in Swan Lake; pas daction, Soloist-Shadow in La Bayadre. She danced in Lorca Massines Zorba the Greek (Marina and Madame Hortense), André Prokovskys The Three Musketeers (Constance), Zofia Rudnickas La Dolce Vita (The Lover), as well as Wesołowski’s Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Games (Romola), Dies Irae (Light), and Harnasie (The Bride). In 1998 she made a successful acting appearance in Dorota Kędzierzawskas film Nic (Nothing). She took a ballet teaching course at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Having retired as a dancer, she became a ballet mistress of the Polish National Ballet at the beginning of the 2010/2011 season.

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