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Anna Hop

  • choreographer
  • dancer
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Anna Hop is a dancer and choreographer, graduate of the Roman Turczynowicz National Ballet School in Warsaw, and  an artist of the Polish National Ballet.

Her roles as a corps de ballet dancer with the Polish National Ballet include Kurt Weill’s Alabama Song duet, the Gavotte from In Light and Shadow, the Doll in The Nutcracker, the Pas de trois in Swan Lake, the Chinese dance from The Nutcracker and The Mouse King, Little Red Riding Hood in The Sleeping Beauty, and one of the three “little reds” in Nijinsky’s Rite of Spring.

Her choreographic debut fell in 2010 with In Raspberry Brushwood during PBN’s Kreacje 2 Choreographic Workshop. Since then, she has returned to the workshop every year, among others with The Subject of Fear (2011), LAB V (2012; also featured on Polish National Television TVP as part of the Eurovision Young Dancers Poland), COLLARS (2013), and Arctic (2014). In June 2013, she co-produced the premiere of 3xP Panda, Pandamonium, Pandarecki, realized as part of an educational project with Zbigniew Czapski-Kłoda. That same year, at the Opera at the Castle of Szczecin, she choreographed a performance for children entitled Fairy Tales I’ll Tell You… to the music of Witold Lutosławski.

Subsequently, Hop developed performances such as Pupa inspired by the works of Witold Gombrowicz, featuring music by Stanisław Syrewicz at the Polish National Ballet (2015), The Carnival of the Animals to the music of Camille Saint-Saëns at the Wrocław Opera (2017), and Husband and Wife based on the comedy by Aleksander Fredro set to music by Stanisław Moniuszko at the Polish National Ballet (as part of the 2019 Fredro Night). Together with choreographers Yuri Posokhov, Junajo Arquez and Christopher Wheeldon, she co-created the performance Fordlandia, based on and featuring Lucia Lacarra and Matthew Golding (two duos to music by Chopin; premiere: Dortmund, 2020).

Anna Hop’s choreography entitled The Fall of Dora Maar was included, along with seven others, in the Picasso Dance project produced for ARTE television, as part of the Célébration Picasso 1973-2023 event.

In 2013, she joined the Department of Educational Programs at the Grand Theatre – Polish National Opera in Warsaw, where she conducts workshops and creates performances as part of the company’s educational projects. She was a two-time guest artist at Den Norske Opera and Ballett in Oslo, where she participated in the På Tå Hev / Recognising Through Dance workshop project (a joint project of Den Norske Opera and Ballett in Oslo and the Grand Theater – National Opera). She has choreographed for Polish and foreign ballet schools and the Warsaw Theater Academy.

She also collaborates on numerous opera, musical, choral, film and commercial productions, as well as dramatic performances, film miniatures, galas and music videos. She is the author of the Heartbeat project, many minor choreographic forms and dance videos; apart from those, she  also choreographed New Year’s Eve galas at the Grand Theatre – Polish National Opera in 2015-2017.

She is the laureate of the 1st National Ballet Competition in Wrocław and the 15th National Wojciech Wiesiołowski Ballet Competition in Gdańsk, as well as the ZAiKS Children’s Ballet Competition (2017, 3rd prize), Premio Roma Danza 2018 in Rome. She is also the recipient of an award at the 23rd TALIA Comedy Festival (for stage movement in Calderón’s The Princess Turned Upside Down, directed by Marcin Hycnar) and the Bronislawa Nijinska Award in the 2019 “Pearls of Dance” competition (for The Carnival of the Animals as the best dance performance in Poland).


  1. Anna Hop’s bio, [accessed September 29, 2023].
  2. “Anna Hop” entry at the Polish National Opera’s database, [accessed September 29, 2023].


  1. Anna Hop. Photo by Georg Van Der Weyden / Grand Theatre – Polish National Opera
  2. Anna Hop. Photo by Raphael Rautureau






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