Zuzana Susová

Principal dancer of the National Theatre Ballet

Zuzana was born in Prague. In 1995 she graduated from Prague's Dance Conservatory, where she studied with Prof. A. Voleská and P. Ždychinec. In 1996 she became a soloist and in 2003 principal dancer of the National Theatre Ballet.

Zuzana enacted countless principal roles from the repertoire of the Czech National Ballet, amongst the most significant we can list the roles of Swanilda in Coppelia(choreography L. Vaculík), Micaela in Carmen (choreography A. Schneider-Rossmy), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (choreography L. Vaculík), Giselle (choreography Christopher Hampson), Klara in the The Nutcracker - A Christmas Carol (choreography Y. Vàmos), Odette/Odile in Swan Lake (choreography K. Greve) and many others. In Cranko's famous ballet The Taming of the Shrew she enacted the role of Katherine (nomination for the Thalia Prize 2003) and in Onegin, she danced Tatiana.

From the modern repertoire, Zuzana has danced solo roles in the choreographies of Jiří Kylián (Sinfonietta, Stamping Ground, Petite Mort, Last Touch), Petr Zuska (f.e. Les Bras de Mer, BREL - VYSOTSKY - KRYL / Solo for Three), Nacho Duato, Itzik Galili or the role of "M" in the famous Mats Ek´s ballet Carmen.

Zuzana Susová is extraordinarily talented. She excels in both lyrical and dramatic acumen, musicality and stage intelligence, as well as virtuoso technique. In 1997 she received the Philip Morris Ballet Flower Award for her rendition of Juliet in Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet and in 2005 the Thalia Award for the role of Giselle in the ballet of the same name.

Until 2017, Zuzana was working as the Ballet Master of the Czech National Ballet. Currently, she is mainly focusing on teaching at FIBS.