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Zdjęcie: Patryk Walczak

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Patryk Walczak is a soloist of the Polish National Ballet. He studied at the Roman Turczynowicz Ballet School in Warsaw (2001-2010). In 2009 he won the First Senior Prize at the 16th Polish Dance Competition in Gdańsk. In 2010 he was named The Best Graduate of Polish Ballet Schools and won the Audience Award at the 3rd International Ballet Competition “Złote Pointy” (Golden Pointe Shoes) in Szczecin. After graduation, he was engaged by the Polish National Ballet. In 2012 he became a coryphée, and in 2014 he was promoted to soloist.


He dances the roles of: Laterna Magica Prince in The Nutcracker; Mechanic, Jaś, Clara’s Brother and Nutcracker in The Nutcrackerby Toer van Schayk & Wayne Eagling; Princes Friend and Jester in Cinderella by Frederick Ashton; Servant in The Prodigal Son by George Balanchine; Our Man in And The Rain Will Pass by Krzysztof Pastor; Philostrat-Puck in A Midsummer Nights Dream by John Neumeier; Rosenkrantz in Hamlet by Jacek Tyski; Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet by Krzysztof Pastor; Young Man in The Rite of Spring by Maurice Béjart. He has also performed in  Adagio & Scherzo and Moving Rooms choreographed by Krzysztof Pastor, The Kisses by Emil Wesołowski, and many ballets created by the PNB’s dancers as part of their choreographic workshop Creations.





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