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Barbora Kohoutková

The former principal dancer Barbora Kohoutková is working since 2008 as a ballet master and guest ballet teacher all over the world and is furthermore since 2009 a Gyrotonic® & Gyrokinesis® certified instructor and founded her own studio. Since September 2022 she is a ballet mistress at the Vienna State Ballet, where she already worked as a guest teacher before and danced in the »Nurejew Gala« 2011 alongside Semyon Chudin the Pas de deux from »Le Corsaire«.
Barbora Kohoutková was born in Prague and educated at the Prague Dance Conservatory. Already during her seven-year studies she received several international awards at ballet competitions such as Grand Prix in Paris, Gold medal and Grand Prix in Helsinki and New York, Prix espèces at the Prix de Lausanne 1995 and in 2002 the Philip Morris Best Artist Award. At seventeen she became a first soloist at the Finnish National Ballet. Further engagements followed at the Bavarian State Ballet, Boston Ballet and Hamburg Ballet. Alongside numerous guest appearances she danced as a guest principal dancer at Aalto Ballett Essen in the 2013/14 season. She mastered a wide range of classical and neoclassical roles with distinguished partners such as Roberto Bolle, Friedemann Vogel, Inaki Urlezaga, Denis Matvienko, Semyon Chudin, Roman Lazik and Alen Bottaini and worked with some of the most famous choreographers.
An important part of her career is her pedagogical work. Barbora Kohoutková taught classical dance at several ballet schools and companies such as the Harvard University in Boston, English National Ballet School, National Theatre and Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Finnish National Theatre, the Swedish company Norrdans, Beijing Dance Academy, Tokyo Ballet and Vienna State Ballet. At last, she was a ballet master at the National Theatre in Prague.