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Karolina Jupowicz – first soloist in the Polish National Ballet. In 1986 she entered the Roman Turczynowicz State Ballet School, Warsaw. In 1991 and 1993 she won Second Prize at the National Ballet Competition in Gdańsk and in 1993 she took part in the 1st International Ballet Competition in Nagoya. In 1995 she won First Prize of the National Ballet Competition in Gdańsk. In 1995 she graduated from the Ballet School and joined the ballet of the Teatr Wielki; one year later she became its soloist. In 1999 she was semi-finalist of the International Ballet Competition in Nagoya. In 1999 she received the prestigious Leon Schiller Prize for her interpretation of the role in Miss Julie, rewarded by Polish Stage Artist Association. In 2000 she received the title of first soloist.

She plays characters with temperament. Her greatest roles: Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Miss Julie, already mentioned above, Gamzatti in La Bayadère. She made a guest appearance in the Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz as Mrs. Twardowska in Pan Twardowski.

Most important parts: Soloist in Les Sylphides, Reverie in Fortepianissimo, Doll and Queen of the Flowers in The Nutcracker, Fiancée & Pas de quatre, Pas de trois, Spanish Princess and Hungarian Princess in Swan Lake, Princess Aurora, Fairy of the Jauntiness, Fairy of Diamonds in The Sleeping Beauty, Mrs. R. in Jeux , Soloist in Third Symphony, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, title role in Miss Julie, Marina in Zorba the Greek, Milady in The Three Musketeers, Lise in La Fille mal gardée, Gamzatti in La Bayadère, Soloist in Serenade, Soloist in A Sort Of, Third Soloist in Musagète, Aegina in Spartacus, Mrs. Twardowska in Pan Twardowski and solos in the ballets: Only Love… , A Few Brief Sequences, Alpha Cryonia Xe, Rite of Spring, Petite Mort, Third Symphony, Kurt Weill,Song of the Night, The Kisses, And the Rain Will Pass…

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