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Zdjęcie: Dominika Krysztoforska

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Dominika Krysztoforska – first soloist in the Polish National Ballet. She graduated from the ballet school in Warsaw (1994). A year earlier, she won the National Dance Competition in Gdańsk (1st Prize in the category of juniors). After graduating from ballet school, she joined the ballet company of the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. In the first season she made her debut as Odette in Swan Lake, universally praised for her excellent abilities. In 1996 she won a Bronze Medal at the 2nd International Ballet Competition in Nagoya, Japan and the Woizikovsky Medal awarded every year for the most talented young Polish dancer; she also became a soloist. Two years later, she became the first soloist in the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera.

In her repertoire, she skilfully combines classical and contemporary parts with a strong dramatic charge and exceptional plasticity of movement. In this way she is successful not only in such parts as Odette or Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, but also M. in Carmen of Ek, Baroness Nadezhda von Meck in Tchaikovsky by Eifman or Blanchefleur in Tristan by Pastor. In 2011 she was awarded a Silver Medal for Merit to Culture “Gloria Artis” in Warsaw.

Most important parts: Odette-Odile in Swan Lake, title part in Giselle, Fairy of the Delicacy in The Sleeping Beauty, Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, Marina in Zorba the Greek, Queen in The Three Musketeers, Mrs. T. in Jeux, Soloist in Carmina Burana, Wife, Fascist & Teacher in La dolce vita, Phrygia in Spartacus, Baroness Nadezhda von Meck in Tchaikovsky, Soloist in Musagète, M. in Carmen, Widow in Harnasie, Madame Larina in Onegin, Barbara Radziwiłł in Pan Twardowski, Betsy in Anna Karenina, Blancheflor in Tristan, Fryderyk’s Mother & George Sand in Chopin, the Romantic Artist, Fairy of the Delicacy & Cinderella in The Sleeping Beauty, Second Air in In Light and Shadow, Fairy Godmother in Cinderella and solo parts in Alpha Cryonia Xe,Petite Mort and Third Symphony “Song of the Night”.

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