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Andrej Petrovič

Andrej PetrovičHe graduated from J. L. Bella Conservatory in Banská Bystrica and from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Faculty of Music and Dance, where he studied Classical Dance Pedagogy. After graduation from the conservatory, he joined a professional dance theatre company Študio tanca in Banská Bystrica where he cooperated with choreographer Zuzana Hájková. When he left Bratislava, he became one of the founding members of the professional dance company Dajv led by Marta Poláková. His dancing development was mainly influenced by dancers, choreographers and educationalists such as Russell Maliphant, Julyen Hamilton, Martin Kilvady, Marta Poláková, Chrysa Parkinson, Jaroslav Viňarský and Giorgio Barberio Corsetti. When he left Slovakia, he cooperated with dance companies Editta Braun Company in Salzburg, Fatou Traore in Brussels, Giorgio Barberio Corsetti/Fatore Kappa Physical Theatre in Rome and Jean Abreu Dance Company in London. Apart from dance, he is also very interested in film; he is the co-author and choreographer of the dance film The Day which was made in 2004 in cooperation with the choreographer Juraj Korec and director Jozef Vlk. In Prague, he cooperated with a Slovak choreographer Jaroslav Viňarský. Since 2007, he has been a member of the world famous Akram Khan Company in London where he works as a prominent dancer and also the assistant of choreographer Akram Khan. He also cooperated with him in the preparation of the Closing Ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in London. Their latest cooperation is the production of a modern version of a classical ballet Giselle for the English National Ballet in London. In recent years, Andrej has concentrated on his own ballet productions (The Tempest for the Slovak National Theatre in Bratislava, Fifth for the Kecskemet City Ballet in Budapest and Rashomon effect for the National Youth Dance Company in London). His last own production is the first solo of the cycle Seven Mortal Sins titled L/One of the Seven for the dance company MESA in Prague.