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Elżbieta Kwiatkowska

Dancer, prima ballerina of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera. She graduated from the Gdańsk Ballet School (1983); from the beginning of her career in the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. In 1986 she became a soloist and one year later – a first soloist In 1989 she was awarded the 1st level Wyspiański Artistic Award for Youth. She also received the Woizikovsky Medal (1994) awarded every year for the most talented young Polish dancer. She played leading roles of classical and contemporary repertoire. She was the only to play the leading part in a Warsaw’s production of Carmen by Mats Ek. Emil Wesołowski created leading parts in The Rite of Spring, Returning Waves, The Miraculous Mandarin especially for her after which she received the title of prima ballerina in 2000. She took part in performances of the Warsaw’s ballet abroad, among others she danced Odette-Odile in Swan Lake on a tour in France, the title part and Mirta in Giselle performed on a visit to the USA. She also performed the role of Mirta, together with the Teatr Wielki’s ballet, in prestigious presentations in Spain, in the monastery courtyard of The Escorial and in the courtyard of The Royal Palace in Madrid. She finished her career in 2006.

Most important parts: Odette-Odile (Swan Lake), title part and Mirta (Giselle), Kitri (Don Quixote), Lilac Fairy and Fairy of Sapphires (The Sleeping Beauty), Snow Queen (The Nutcracker), Fairy (Cinderella), La Sylphide (The Graduation Ball), Soledat (Afternoon Siesta), Potiphar’s Wife (The Legend of Joseph), Mrs T. (Jeux), Metella (A Brazilian in Paris), the Chosen One (The Rite of Spring), Woman (Returning Waves), Girl (The Miraculous Mandarin), solo parts in Don Juan Variations by Béjart, After Eden by Butler, Miłość i ból i świat i marzenie by Neumeier, in Adagio by Hammerklavier, Three Pieces and Bits and Pieces by van Manen, Dies irae by Wesołowski, Third Symphony by Pastor, Rossiniana by Fodor and Nienasycenie by Rudnicka.

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