Liska Ivan


Contemporary dance / Artistic Director

Born in Prague in 1950, Ivan Liška trained at the Prague Conservatory. After graduation in 1969 he emigrated to dance with the Ballett der Deutschen Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Germany.
In 2007 the Bavarian State Ministry awarded Liška with the medal for special earnings for Bavaria in a united Europe.
In 2008, he received the "Outstanding Contribution Prize for Cultural Exchange” by the Chinese Ministry of Culture.
On July 9, 2009, Bavarian prime minister Horst Seehofer awarded him with the "Bavarian Order of Merit".

In 2010, together with Konstanze Vernon, Director of the Heinz-Bosl-Foundation, and Jan Broeckx, Director of the Ballet Academy, Ivan Liška founded the Bavarian State Ballet II – Junior Company.

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