Ďumbala Pavel

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Classical Ballet / Choreographer

Formerly dancer and currently choreographer and head of ballet ensemble of the Prague State Opera, Pavel Ďumbala danced solo parts at the State Theatre in Košice while still a student. Among his most notable creations there were the Nutcracker, the Jester and Pas de trois in Swan Lake, or Colin in La Fille mal gardée.
Since the 2003/2004 season, he has been head of the Prague State Opera ballet ensemble. Here, he partnered Pavel Šmok in choreographing and stage-directing a production of Prokofiev’s Cinderella, which has stayed on the company’s repertoire to this day, and with which the ensemble toured in Greece, northern Italy, and Sicily. In 2007 he stage-directed and choreographed, in tandem with the former prima ballerina, Hana Vláčilová, a highly acclaimed production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, another staple item of the repertoire still going strong.

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