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Wojciech Warszawski – a dancer; he graduated from the Warsaw Ballet School in 1982. Student of Zygmunt Sidło. Immediately after graduating, he was engaged by the Teatr Wielki where in 1988 he was promoted to soloist. His most important parts include: Rothbart and Spanish Dance in Swan Lake, Hilarion in Giselle, Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker, Espada in Don Quixote, Widow Simone in La fille mal gardée. He performed in divertissements: Bournonville’s Napoli and Gisiev’s The Sleeping Beauty. He successfully played parts in contemporary ballets: Adam in John Butler’s After Eden, Titus in Chopin’s Muses (choreography by Wołk-Karaczewski), Potiphar in A Legend of Joseph in Wesołowski’s version and Prince Griemin in Cranko’s Oniegin. In Krzysztof Penderecki’s opera The Black Maski, he played the silent role of Mask. He was a guest dancer on Italian stages with the group of an outstanding Roman ballerina – Margherita Parilla. He partnered her as Don José in Carmen-suite in Alberto Alonso’s choreography. He played with the Warsaw ballet not only in Poland, but also in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Greece, Netherlands, Spain, Taiwan and the UK. He finished his dancer career in 2009; however he engaged in choreography. Together with Iwona Runowska-Badurek he produced Prokofiev’s Cinderella with the Opera Nova ballet group (Bydgoszcz).

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