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Zdjęcie: Roman Komassa

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Roman Komassa – choreographer, dancer and teacher of the Baltic Dance Theatre. A graduate of the Gdańsk Secondary Ballet School. Between 1979 and 1981, as well as between 1983 and 1989, he was a soloist in the Grand Theatre in Łódź, whereas between 1981 and 1983 in the Baltic Opera. Moreover, he worked as a soloist and a choreographer in the Staatstheater in Kassel, Braunschweig and Giessen. He also collaborated with the Polish Dance Theatre in Łódź. In the season 2005/06 he was the ballet teacher of the Baltic Opera. He created a number of outstanding main characters of classical and the twentieth-century repertoire on Polish and German stages. His greatest roles are: Albert in Giselle, title role in Spartacus, Vronsky in Anna Karenina, Twardowski in Pan Twardowski, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Zorba in Zorba the Greek and Petrushka. As a choreographer, he created nearly thirty ballet performances, including Giselle and Tango life at the Baltic Opera. In 2010 he produced The Little Prince in the Musical Theatre in Gdynia. He created the choreographies for Halka of Moniuszko and La Traviata of Verdi at the Baltic Opera. He received the Leon Woïzikovsky Medal for the Best Polish Dancer (1988) and the Vaclav Nijinsky Medal for his special ballet achievements. He is currently a teacher of the Baltic Dance Theatre

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