Eva Zamazalová

Ballet Education Officer
Eva Zamazalová was trained as a dancer at the State Dance Conservatory of Prague. In 1991 the Prix de Lausanne awarded her a scholarship to the Académie de Danse Classique in Monte Carlo. After completing her course there she was engaged by Heinz Spoerli for the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. While working as a dancer she presented her first choreographic work, “L’Estro armonico” to music by Antonio Vivaldi, which she was also able to produce in 1996 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. The same year Eva Zamazalová was awarded a scholarship subsidy for performing art by the province capital of Düsseldorf. There followed the choreography “Dawn” to music by Arvo Pärt, which was premiered in 1998 in the NRW Tanzhaus and invited to the International Forum of Young Choreographers in Ettlingen. In 1999 she created, to a specially commissioned work by Beat Furrer, the choreography “U(h)r-Instinkt” for the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. There followed other works for the company (“Reisefieber“ in 2001 and “Quand on n’a que l’amour” in 2004) and she also devised a choreography for Janáček’s “Otcenás” for the Aalto Ballet Theatre in Essen. Since 2003 Eva Zamazalová has freelanced as a ballet pedagogue and a choreographer. In the latter function her most enduring success so far has been “Peter and the Wolf” after Prokofiev, which she produced in 2006 as ballet for children at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. It was also here that she supplied choreography to opera for Britten’s “A Midsummer Night‘s Dream” in the production of David Walsh and for Jiří Nekvasil’s production of Dvořák’s “Rusalka”. Since the 2009/10 season Eva Zamazalová teaches ballet and character dance at the ballet school of Ballett am Rhein.