Zuzana Zahradnikova and Vittorio Alberton in La fille du Pharao variation, Der Nussknacker (The Nutcracker), Bayerisches Staatsballett (Bavarian State Ballet), Munich. Taken on 18.01.2014.
Zuzana Zahrdaníková is the First Soloist with Bayerisches Staatsballett. She 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 an apprentice 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, in 2007/2008 to first soloist. Her repertory includes solo roles in La Bayadère (P. Bart), Don Quichote, Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet (G. Balanchine), the second detail and Limb´s Theorem (W. Forsythe), as well as the White Lady in Raymonda (R. Barra), Helena in Neumeier’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and the fiancée in Kyliáns Svadebka.
She was promoted to first soloist at the beginning of the season 2007/2008.
Vittorio Alberton was born in Treviso, Italy. He trained at the Accademia della Scala in Milan and at the Ballet Academy/Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung in Munich. In 2002 he became member of the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich.