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Zdjęcie: Izabela Milewska

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Izabela Milewska – a first soloist of the Polish National Ballet. She graduated from the Ballet School in Warsaw. Before even graduating, she took the 3th place at the 7th National Dance Competition in Gdańsk in 1991. In 1993 she won third prize at the 7th Competition in Gdańsk. In 1993 she was invited by a youth group Jeune Ballet de France with whom she worked one season. After returning to Warsaw in 1995, she joined the Teatr Wielki’s ballet and won the Prize for Partnering at the 9th Competition in Gdańsk. In 1996, still as a ballet coryphée, she was the first dancer to perform the title role in Romeo and Juliet in choreography by Emil Wesołowski and she received the title of soloist. Several months later she danced Aurora and Florine in The Sleeping Beauty.

In 1997 she participated, together with her partner Sławomir Woźniak, in the international Ballet Gala Benois de la Danse in the Warsaw theatre and was awarded the Woizikovsky Medal. In 1998 she left to Hamburg to join the group of John Neumeier. She spent three seasons there, performing in many choreographies by Neumeier.

In 2001 she returned to Warsaw as a first ballet soloist. She danced the part of Girl in Tchaikovsky, Nikiya in La Bayadère, Soloist in Serenade by George Balanchine and Musagète by Boris Eifman; she also performed as Phrygia in Spartacus, Bride in Svadebka, Kitty in Anna Karenina.

Most important parts:

Doll and Clara in The Nutcracker, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Princess Aurora and Florine in The Sleeping Beauty, Pas de trois & Pas de quatre in Swan Lake, Princess Claire in Illusions, Mathilda Kschessinska in Nijinsky, Peasant Pas de deux & Moyna in Giselle, Lise in La Fille mal gardée, Nikiya in La Bayadère, Phrygia in Spartacus, Bride in Svadebka, Queen of the East & Queen of the Underworld in Pan Twardowski, Kitty in Anna Karenina and solo parts in the ballets: Messiah, Time after Time, Fifth Symphony of Gustav Mahler, A Cinderella Story, Rossiniana, Third Symphony, Ballade, Only Love…, A Sort Of, Serenade, Musagète, Petite Mort.





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