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Artistes 2008
Christopher Hampson
Václav Janeček PhDr
Václav Kuneš*
Charles Mudry*
Nataša Novotná*
Daria Klimentová
Beatrice Knop*
Barbora Kohoutková*
Tamara Rojo
Tamás Solymosi*
Jan-Erik Wikström
Yat Sen Chang
*new in 2008

Jonathan Still (pianist)
Sergei Poluetkov (pianist)
Ian Comer (administrator)
Jiří Čumpelík (physiotherapist)

Artistes 2007
Patrick Delcroix *
Maina Gielgud *
Guillaume Graffin *
Amy Hollingsworth
Václav Janeček PhDr

Daria Klimentová

Daria Pavlenko
Sofiane Sylve
Jan-Erik Wikström *
* new in 2007

sArtistes 2006
Otto Bubeniček
Viviana Durante
Christopher Hampson
Amy Hollingsworth
Daria Klimentová
Jan Kodet*
Larisa Lezhnina*
Laurent Novis

Roland Price*

*New in 2006!

Artistes 2005
Ivan Cavallari
Viviana Durante
Christopher Hampson
Amy Hollingsworth
Daria Klimentová
Laurent Novis
Monica Zamora

Artistes 2004
Mark Baldwin
Otto Bubeniček
Brenda Edwards
Václav Janeček PhDr
Daria Klimentová
Christopher Hampson
Greg Horsman
Tamara Rojo
Francine Richard

Artistes 2003
Yat Sen Chang
Amy Hollingsworth
Andria Hall
Irek Mukhamedov
Agnes Oaks

Daria Klimentova

Pierce Brosnan & DariaDaria Klimentová is the Prima Ballerina of English National Ballet. She trained at the Prague State Conservatory.
In 1989 she joined the National Theatre Ballet Company in Prague as a soloist and after one year was promoted to Principal.

In 1992 she joined Cape Ballet Company in South Africa as principal, where her repertoire included; Swanilda in Coppélia, Ophelia in Hamlet, Lead couple in Rudi van Dantzig's Four Last Songs, Sugar Plum Fairy in Nutcracker and Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty.
[Right: Daria & Pierce Brosnan after Swan Lake at the Albert Hall, June 2007]

In 1993 she was invited to join Scottish Ballet as Principal, where her repertoire included; Lead role in Swan Lake, La Sylphide, Cinderella, Anna Karenina (A.Prokovsky), Haydn Pieces, and A Fond KisDaria and Jan-Erik Wikström in Double Concertos (both by Mark Baldwin). Lead couple in Scottish Symphony (G. Balanchine) and in Bruch Violin Concerto No 1(C.Tippet), and Wendy in Peter Daria as CinderellaPan (G Lustig).
In 1996 Daria was invited to join English National Ballet as Principal Dancer. She has danced most of the roles in the company's repertoire, including Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, and Coppélia. She has also worked closely with choreographers such as Glen Tetley (London & Prague), Mark Baldwin and Christopher Hampson, and danced the works of George Balanchine. In 2001 she danced at the London Coliseum with Irek Mukhamedov in a piece choreographed by Irek for them, for a "KIDS" charity Gala.

Daria has won a number of awards including the Prize of the Paris Dance Foundation at the Prix de Lausanne, Tokyo 1989, and the Gold Medal at the International Ballet Competition, Pretoria 1991.
Film roles include Marguerita in The Lady of the Camelias and Tatiana in A Midsummer Night's Daria and Jan-Erik Wikström in Double ConcertoDream. In 1998 Daria's life was the subject of a documentary film.

Check out Daria's new website, www.dariaklimentova.co.uk

Read about Daria's photography exhibition (in Czech) December 2004 in Prague:


Did you know....

...about the day Daria met Tony Blair?

Daria with Tony BlairDaria's home country, the Czech Republic, was one of the ten countries to enter the European Union on 1st May 2004. As an eminent Czech living in the UK, Daria was invited to a party at the Foreign Office on 28th April to celebrate the accession of the Czech Republic to the EU, along with Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta. Other Czech guests included the architect Eva Jirícna, the former chairman of Bovis, Sir Frank Lampl, the restaurateur Anthony Duarte, and interior designer Barbora Skorpilova.

The interview...

These things don't happen every day, so we asked Daria a few questions about the party...

Daria & Cherie Blair- click on the picture for the full size oneHow did you feel when you got your invitation to go to the Foreign Office party?
I thought they had invited the wrong person

Daria and Stelos - thumbnail. Click to see the full pictureWhat was the food like?
I didn't notice there was any.

Who was the most interesting person you met and what did you talk about?
Cherie Blair: about my dress and the show she last saw me dance in, and setting up foundations in Prague. Or maybe the owner of Easyjet, Stelios.

How much do you think the Czech Republic will change as a result of joining the EU?
I don't think it will change except maybe get a little busier and more commercial.

Daria and Peter Andre - click on this to see the larger pictureWe hear you met Peter Andre: what was he like?
Yes I did. I think he must have been into body building he was suprised at how much muscle I had, but he was busy signing autographs most of the evening.

Which three things from the Czech Republic do you think would make England a better place to live?
The weather, more space for people, my girl friends.

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