Tereza PodarylovaShe was born in Prague. In the years 1982–1990 she studied at the Prague Dance Conservatory, in the years 1988–1990 and 1993 she completed internships at the Tanzakademie Köln in Germany.
In 1990, she joined the National Theater Ballet, where she was appointed soloist in 1992. In 2003, she received the status of first soloist. Even a cursory glance at her repertoire suggests that she moves with the same confidence and technical bravura in the classical titles as in the modern repertoire, moreover, she manages to fill each of these interpretatively difficult tasks with inner tension and dramatic content.
She drew attention to herself in the title role of the ballet Sylvie, as Kitri in Don Quixote and Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. The audience could see her in the central role of Cinderella in Prokofiev’s ballet of the same name, as Margarita in The Lady with Camellias, Svanilda in Coppélia, Antonina in the Tchaikovsky ballet, Salome in The Cruel Game.
The most important tasks in her repertoire include the roles of Odette and Odile in Swan Lake, Marie in The Nutcracker, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Isadora in Isadora Duncan – the story of a famous dancer in the production by J. Bednárik and L. Vaculík, Tatyana in Onegin, Raymonda in the ballet of the same name , the main role in Hampson’s version of Giselle and in the role of the dreamy Klara in the new staging of the ballet The Nutcracker – A Christmas Story by choreographer Y. Vamos. She demonstrated her sense of comedic exaggeration in the performance Někdo to rád…, where she played the role of Soloist of a dance group.
She literally shone in the productions of the world-famous choreographer J. Crank as Katerina in the ballet Taming of the Shrew and as Tatiana in Onegin. The long-term collaboration with the academic painter J. Kunovský inspired her to create the dance-art project Sirael, performed on the stage of the Kolowrat Theatre. From the modern repertoire, she dances solo roles in the choreographies of J. Kylián Sinfonietta, Return to the Unknown Land, Stamping Ground, Petite Mort, P. Zusky Ways 03, Mezi horami, Ibbur or the Prague Mystery, Requiem and BREL – VYSOCKIJ – KRYL / Solo for three, N. Duata’s Jardí Tancat, A. Ailey’s River, I. Galili’s Through Nana’s Eyes and also in G. Balanchine’s Who cares?, Divertimento and Tchaikovsky, Pas de deux choreographies. In the composed evening entitled Balletomania, she dances Medora in the Corsair (Pas de trois), in the Grand pas de quatre to the music of C. Pugni or in the famous choreography of M. Fokin The Dying Swan to the music of C. Saint-Saëns.
In 1990, Tereza Podarylova won first prize at a national ballet competition in Prague. In 1993, she received the Philip Morris Ballet Flower Award, which is given here to the best ballet artist in the field of classical dance. The title role in Carmen earned her the Thalia Award for 1997, and the role of Katerina in the ballet The Taming of the Shrew the Thalia Award for 2003. As the first dancer in the history of the Thalia Awards, she has been the holder of these three prestigious awards since the spring of 2006 – the 2005 Thalia Award for playing the role of Tatyana in Crank’s famous ballet Onegin.
From 1999 to 2003, she regularly won the Most Popular Dancer Award. She is the recipient of the Pushkin Legacy Award for the role of Tatiana in the ballet Onegin (2000), an honorary plaque of the National Theater and the Komerční banka “Kobanadi” award for 2006.