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László Benedek

The Hungarian László Benedek received his education as a dancer (2000-2006) as well as a ballet master (2007-2010) at the Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest. He completed his studies at the 30th International Ballet Seminar of the Society of Music Theatre in Wolfsegg, Austria (2004), in a summer dance course at the Aberdeen University Scottish Dance (2005) and in a dance course at Kudo Dance School in Tokio in 2006. In the same year he gained the Keresztes Mária Award. He has started his career as a ballet dancer with the Győri Ballett (2006-2012). Since 2012 he is a member of the Vienna State Ballet. His most important roles in productions in the Volksoper Vienna comprise Fortuna in Vesna Orlić’s »Carmina Burana«, Captain Hook in Orlić’s »Peter Pan«, Lehrer Lämpel in »Max und Moritz« by Ferenc Barbay & Michael Kropf, male solo in Andrey Kaydanovskiyʼs »Zeitverschwendung«, title role in Kaydanovskiyʼs »The ugly Duckling«, Le Commandeur in Thierry Malandainʼs »Don Juan« and stepmother in Malandainʼs »Cendrillon (Aschenputtel)«. Furthermore he has been dancing in several musicals, operettas and operas at the Volksoper Vienna and operas at the Vienna State Opera. In 2017 he created his first own choreography »Realité« for »Young Choreographers« of the Ballettclub Wiener Staatsoper & Volksoper.