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Zdjęcie: Ksenia Naumets

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Ksenia Naumets-Snarska she began her work in the ballet of Castle Opera in Szczecin in 2006 as a member of the corps de ballet, becoming a soloist in 2009. She graduated from the Ballet School in Kiev and from the Kherson State University (Ukraine) Department of Pedagogy, majoring in culture and arts. Still as a student in Ukraines capital she performed in The Sleeping Beauty, Gioconda, Chopiniana and Paquita. In 2006, she made her debut at the Castle Opera in Szczecin performing the role of Cinderella in the ballet Cinderella (music: Sergiey Prokofiev, chor. Victor Litvinov). Three years later, after her success in the role of Lisa in the Wayward Daughter (chor. Natalia Fedorowa), she was promoted to first soloist. She was among the winners of the 6th International Competition of the National Dances of the World.


On the stage of Castle Opera in Szczecin she danced the main roles in ballet performances, starring as: Cinderella in the Cinderella, Clara in The Nutcracker (music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, chor. Karol Urbański), the Boy in The Magic of Spells, the already mentioned Lisa in the Wayward Daughter, Mrs Słowikowa in I’ll tell you a story… (music: Witold Lutosławski, chor. Anna Hop), Ewa Pobratyńska in The Story of Sin (chor. Karol Urbański), the Cat in Alice in Wonderland (music: Przemysław Zych, chor. Jacek Tyski), Elsbeth Tschudi in the Witch-hunt (chor. Cathy Marson). She also performed in other ballet performances (among others: The Shades of Passions part entitled The Magic Love of Manuel de Falla), operas and operettas. She went on a number of European tournées with the ballet of Castle Opera. As a representative of the Castle Opera, she also took part in numerous ballet galas in Bytom and Schwedt.


In 2006 she won the 2nd prize in the 6th International Competition in National Dance in Kiev. In 2015 she was nominated for the Bursztynowy Pierścień Prize (Amber Ring Prize) for the best actress of the year, for her role as Ewa Pobratyńska in The Story of Sin (chor. Karol Urbański). In 2017, at the 11th edition of the Jan Kiepura Musical Theatre Awards, she received honorary mention as the best classical dancer for her role as Clara in the Nutcracker (chor. Karol Urbański). Also in 2017, she received the bronze medal Gloria Artis for Merit to Culture, granted by the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

Na zdjęciu: Paweł Wdówka, Kseniia Naumets-Snarska (po prawej). Fot. z archiwum Opery na Zamku.





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