Ondrej Šoth

Ondřej Šoth was born in Bardejov in 1960 and studied dance at the Košice conservatory, and later choreography and dance direction at the University of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In addition to this he attended the International Pantomime course of L. Fialka and M. Marceau, as well as several sabbaticals abroad. He has taught at the University of Performing Arts in Bratislava, at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and the conservatory, and has led courses in moving theatre in Belgium and France. As a choreographer he has worked amongst other posts in the P. Šmok Prague Chamber Ballet, from 1985-89 in the Magic Lantern, followed by three years in the Slovak National Theatre and another three years in Arts concerts in Munich. In 1994–1998 he was the head of ballet in the City Theatre in Ústí nad Labem. Since the year 2000 he has been the head of ballet at the Košice State Theatre. He has over 30 choreographies under his belt: classical ballet titles (Romeo and Juliet) as well as modern dance projects (Zvláštna radost žiť). In the Košice ballet production of the Little Prince he was the first in Slovakia to use the principle of the magic lantern.
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