Judith Turos

Ballet Mistress

Judith Turos, born in Romania, is a member of the Bavarian State Ballet since 1981. After receiving a scholarship from the Ballet-Academy in Moscow she joined the Nationalballet of Romania as a Soloist. 1981 she became a member of the Bavarian State Ballet, where she was promoted fastly - 1982 she was appointed as a Soloist.

In the following years she danced all important roles of the classical and contemporary repertoire: Tatjana in Onegin, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Lise in La Fille mal gardée, Marie in The Nutcracker, Giselle, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. 1993 she made her debut as Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew. She danced also in Don Quijote (Mercedes, Kitri as guest appearance in Ljubliana), Titania in John Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Five Tangos, Songs without words, Concertante, Black Cake, Grosse Fuge, Sarkasmen (H. van Manen), Larmes Blanches, Firebird (A. Preljocaj) Tabula Rasa, Passomezzo (O. Naharin), Sinfonietta, Svadebka, Nuages (J. Kylián)

She gave guest performances with the Ballet de Marseille in Symphonie phantastique (Roland Petit), Cinderella by Jacques Fabre in Toulouse and with the Bavarian State Ballet in New York, where she performed Tatjana in Onegin. Judith Turos ist married to Marko Kathol, a former dancer of the Bavarian State Ballet. In 1997 she was awarded the title of 'Bayerische Kammertänzerin' as the first ballet dancer ever by the Bavarian minister of education.

After her success with John Neumeier's Lady of the Camellias, José Limon's Chaconne, Georges Balanchine's Four Temperaments, Neumeier's A Cinderella Story and Balanchine's Who Cares? she was awarded with the Hungarian Dance-Award Európa 2000 and, in the same year, with a Dance Award from the regional capital Munich. On the occasion of being a member of the Bavarian State Ballet for 20 years, the company paid a tribute to her with a gala performance at Prinzregententheater in autumn 2001.

Judith Turos is still a member of the Bavarian State Ballet and works now as a ballet mistress with the new dancer generation.