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Zdjęcie: Sebastian Solecki

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Sebastian Solecki is a soloist of the Polish National Ballet. He graduated from the Olga Sławska-Lipczyńska Ballet School in Poznań. In 1997 he won the Third Senior Prize at the 10th Polish Dance Competition in Gdańsk. He received scholarships from the Polish Childrens Fund (1997) and from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland (1997 and 1998). In 1998 he was honoured with the Olga Sławska-Lipczyńska Award. Having graduated from the ballet school, he joined the ballet of the Poznań Opera House, at first as a coryphée, then he was promoted to soloist (2000) and to first soloist (2006). In 2007 he moved to Warsaw to join the ballet of the Teatr Wielki Polish National Opera (now: Polish National Ballet) as soloist.


In Poznań he had danced as leading roles in the company’s classical repertoire, e.g. Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Zorba the Greek.


In Warsaw he dances lead parts in the company’s entire repertoire: Benno (Pas de trois) in Swan Lake, Toy Soldier in The Nutcracker, Gorvenal in Tristan, Levin in Anna Karenina, Yes-Sayer  and the male duo Wie lange noch in Kurt Weill, Prince Charmant in The Sleeping Beauty, Dancing-Master and Princes Friend in Cinderella, Him 3 in Persona, and Classic Seraphim in Six Wings of Angels. He also dances solos in: When You End and I Begin… by Bondara, Donna by Tyski, The Garden’s Gates by Bondara, In Search of Colours by Tyski, The Green by Wubbe, Afternoon of a Faun by Tyski, And the Rain Will Passby Pastor.





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