Zuzana Zahradníková

First soloist

Zuzana Zahrdaníková was born in Olomouc (Moravia) and trained at the Prague Conservatory. At competitions in Vienna and Budapest she became finalist and danced in several gala-performances.

After being a Trainee in season 1999/2000, she joined the Bavarian State Ballet one year later as a Corps de ballet dancer. In autum 2004, Zuzana Zahradníková was promoted to Soloist rank, in 2007/2008 to First Soloist rank. Her repertoire includes solo roles in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart), Don Quijote, Brahms-Schönberg-Quartett (G. Balanchine), the second detail and Limb's Theorem (W. Forsythe), as well as the White Lady in Raymonda (R. Barra), Hermia in Neumeier’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the bride's mother in Kylián's Svadebka.

With the end of the season 2015/2016, Zuzana Zahrdaníková has left the Bayerisches Staatsballett.

Debut 2005/2006
Solo part in Century Rolls (D. Bombana), creation
Myrtha in Giselle (P. Wright)

Debut 2006/2007
Odalisk in Le Corsaire (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Solo part in Chamber Symphony (L. Childs)

Debut 2007/2008
Solo Ariel in The Tempest (J. Mannes)
Große Fuge (H. van Manen)
White Couple in Katalyse (J. Cranko)

Debut 2008/2009
Sister in A Cinderella Story (J. Neumeier)
Odalisk in Shéhérazade (M. Fokine)
Prudence in The Lady of the Camellias (J. Neumeier)
Zugvögel (J. Kylián), creation

Debut 2009/2010
The Hostess in Les Biches (B. Nijinska)

Debut 2010/2011
Madame Larina in Onegin (J. Cranko)
Fairy Variation and Duchess in Sleeping Beauty (M. Petipa/I. Liška)
Lady of the Street in The Taming of the Shrew (J. Cranko)
Queen Mother in Illusions - like Swan Lake (J. Neumeier)

Debut 2011/2012
Mercedes in Don Quijote (R. Barra after M. Petipa/A. Gorski, tradition)
Mistress Stahlbaum / 'La fille du Pharao' in The Nutcracker (J. Neumeier)
Gods and Dogs (J. Kylián)
1st Pas de trois in Goldberg-Variations (J. Robbins)

Debut 2012/2013
Gamzatti in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
Nikiya in La Bayadère (M. Petipa/P. Bart)
2nd Solo-Girl in Choreartium (L. Massine)
Unitxt (R. Siegal), creation

Debut 2013/2014
Girl with crown in Le Sacre du printemps (M. Wigman)

Debut 2014/2015
Variation in Paquita (M. Petipa/A. Ratmansky)

Debut 2015/2016
For the Children of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. A piece by Pina Bausch (P. Bausch)