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Wojciech Ślęzak – a first soloist of the Polish National Ballet. He graduated from the Warsaw Ballet School (1992). He started his career in the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw; where he got a position of soloist in 1993. In 1996–1998 he worked with the Staatstheater ballet group in Kassel; then he returned to his home stage. Since 2000 he has been a first soloist of the Warsaw ballet.

His most important classical parts include: Albert in Giselle, Siegfried in Swan Lake, Mouse King in The Nutcracker and Alonso in La Gitana. His roles in contemporary ballets include: Yorgos in Zorba the Greek, Cancan Dancer Valentin in Massine’s A Brazilian in Paris, Duke Buckingham in Prokovsky’s The Three Musketeers, Jean in Brigit Cullberg’s Miss Julie, Paris in Wesołowski’s Romeo and Juliet and Mr. S in Wesołowski’s Jeux. He danced solo parts in Fodor’s Carmina Burana and Rossinaria, Pastor’s Third Symphony of Mikołaj Górecki, in Wesołowski’s Dies Irae, The Miracolous Mandarin and The Rite of Spring. Moreover, his roles include Giudo in Zofia Rudnicka’s ballet La Dolce Vita and Soloist in Karol Urbański’s Requiem for the Hollow Men.

In the recent years he created the following parts: King Mark in Tristan, Rotbart in Swan Lake, Karenin in Anna Karenina, Wie lange noch in Kurt Weill, Prince Gremin and Oniegin in Oniegin, Tyrant in Chopin, the Romantic Artist, Chief in Béjart’s The Rite of Spring.





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