Andrej Szabo

born in 1984 

Andrej studied classical ballet at the Eva Jaczová Dance Conservatory in Bratislava. He graduated from the school in 2003 and next year he continued his studies at the Academie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace in Monaco. Currently he is studying law at the university in Trnava.

In 2006 Andrej joined the Slovak National Theatre Ballet (SND) and became a demi-soloist in 2008 and soloist of  the company in 2010.

He appeared in classical ballets such as Swan Lake (Rotbart), Nutcracker  (Snow King, Drosselmayer, Waltz of the Fowers, solo couple), Sleeping Beauty (4 Cavaliers), La Bayadère (the High Brahmin), Giselle (Hilarion), Eugene Onegin (Onegin), Serenade (Elegy – solo), Grand pas classique from the Ballet Raymonda (Pas de trois) among others.

As a performer Andrej has demonstrated his talent in particular in modern and contemporary ballets. He danced solo parts in pieces by Libor Vaculík (Ivan the Terrible – title role, Kurbsky) James Kudelka Four Seasons (Solo Man), Jiří Kylián (Un Ballo), Lighfoot/Leon (Susto), Igor Holováč Caligula and Don Juan as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Etiѐne Frey and Bearskin  by Ján Ďurovčík.  Andrej had successfully performed male roles in several pieces by Mário Radačovský (Change, Inspiration68, Bolero, Warhol, Encounter with Swan, Suzanne, Everest).

With the SNT Ballet Company he performed in Canada, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Austria and France.

In 2008 he won the  Slovak Literary Fund Award for his role in perfomance Popolvár  and a year later he won the same award for his solo parts – Rotbart in Swan Lake and Kurbsky in Ivan the Terrible.

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