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Jozef Dolinský Jr.

Jozef Dolinský Jr.

SND / Administration / Artistic Director, SND Ballet
Ballet / Ensemble / Ballet Director
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* 15. March 1970, Spišská Nová Ves

Ballet Director

Jozef Dolinský Jr. graduated from the Eva Jaczová Dance Conservatory (1988). He extended his education by completing the speciality of Cultural Studies at Comenius University and the Department of dramaturgy and theatrical directing at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica.

From 1990 Jozef Dolinský Jr. Became a member and later the first soloist of the SND Ballet. On our first ballet stage he portred dozens of characters - the most successful include Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, the Prince in The Nutcracker, Albert and Hilarion in Giselle, Basilio in Don Quixote, Death in Requiem, Romeo and Thybalt in the Romeo and Juliet ballet, Prince Désiré in Sleeping Beauty and Theseus in Midsummer Night's Dream amongst others. For the National Theatre Ballet he created choreography for Wish (2000) to the music of Henry Tóth. After finishing his active dance career he became the producer of SND Ballet artistic creations for one theatrical season (2010 - 2011)

Jozef Dolinský Jr. was the artistic director of the State Opera Ballet in Banská Bystrica from 2005 - 2010, where he staged and choreographed several productions, for example the dance musical Snow White and the Seven Racers (2006, music by V. Patejdl), ballets A Soldier's Tale (2007, music by Stravinsky) Macbeth (2008, music by K. Molčanov), The Firebird and Petrushka (2009, music by Stravinsky) and the dance drama Hunchback (2010, music by M. Jarre).
At the State Opera in Banská Bystrica he prepared a project titled How to Make a Dance (2006, music by C. Saint-Saens).
The artist worked as a dramaturge and director in preparing performances for the Academy of Arts in Banska Bystrica, the Apollo Theatre in Bratislava and SĽUK; as a co-author he was involved in the memoirs of artist Joseph Bubák.
He actively works as a teacher at the Eva Jaczová Dance Conservatory in Bratislava

Jozef Dolinský Jr. has guested during his career at the Tokyo Inoue Ballet (1993, 1995), the Fukuoka International Ballet Theatre (2001), as a guest soloist at the gala project called Petrograd Ballet Stars (Stars of St. Petersburg, 2002), and has performed in many countries around the world. In 2011 he became a member of the Austrian Show Dance Union international panel of judges.

In 1995, Joseph Dolinský Jr. received The Philip Morris Award and became the first holder of the Ballet Flower prize. The Anna Pavlova Foundation (Russia) awarded him a medal for promoting culture and arts in 2006. He received the Literary Fund lifetime achievement for theatre-making award in 2010. Since 2012 he has headed the SND Ballet.

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