Barbora Kohoutková

Barbora is currenundefinedtly one of our best-known Czech women artists in the world of ballet, the audience applauded her in Japan and America, she danced on the world's greatest stages, including the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and St. Petersburg Ballet, guested with Milan's La Scala, twice participated in the World Ballet Festival in Tokyo. Barbora has demonstrated extraordinary talent already during her study at the dance conservatory. She soon began collecting awards not only in domestic competitions (Gold Medal Brno 1994, as a fifteen years old), but also rode abroad and in three years had collected more awards (Bronze medal in Bordeaux, Silver Medal in Varna, Grand Prix in Paris, the Prix de Lausanne with laureates concert on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Gold Medal and Grand Prix in Helsinki, the Grand Prix in New York). She has become a "baby ballerina", a guest at the National Theatre at sixteen. At seventeen she was engaged as a soloist with the Finnish National Opera in Helsinki, where she won two prestigious awards "Fazer Prize" and " Philip Morris Best Artist Award". Then she danced in Munich and Boston, became the first soloist of the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier. In 2008, she ended her ballet career, but after little over a year-long break again partially returned in a dance scene. Meanwhile, became a certified GYROTONIC ® and GYROKINESIS ® instructor and began teaching ballet. As a ballet teacher she has been invited to companies such as the Tokyo Ballet, National Ballet of China, the Finnish National Opera, English National Ballet School, taught at several Darja Klimentová’s summer courses in Prague, in 2010 she was an assistant choreographer to Petr Zuska in creating Mahler‘s Symphony No1. She now works as a guest primaballerina and teacher at the local and international stages.

ProART Festival 2015

Prague 27. 7. - 2. 8.


In ballet lessons I focus on understanding the basic principles of ballet vocabulary. I try to teach the dancers to work with their bodies in accordance with their dispositions. Not all of us are born with a perfect body, but that does not mean that we would not be able to dance. I myself had during my career numerous injuries and have met many additional methods and styles of training that helped me understand the deeper connections in the body, and this is now, what I’m trying to pass on. I put emphasis on musicality and dynamic of movement.