Andrea P. Merlo


Andrea P. Merlo
corps de ballet, choreographer

Education
Hungarian Dance Academy (1997.)
Scuola di danza classica cittá di Teramo, Italy (1982-88., Master: Liliana Merlo)
Hungarian Dance Academy (1988-92.)  

Ballet masters
József Forgách,
Zsuzsa Kún,
Adolf Hamsin,
Flora Kajdani 

Work experience
1992-96: Member of the Pécs National Ballet (soloist since 1993.) 

Beginning of membership
1996 

Tours
1994. Greece: Smailou: Zorba the Greek / Zorba
1994. Greece: Smailou: Edipo and Giocasta
1996. Gala in Rome
2000. Zagreb (Croatia): Swan Lake / The Jester 

Roles
Solo roles at the Pécs National Ballet: Delibes-Herczog: Coppelia / Franz
Prokofiev-Herczog: Romeo and Juliet / Mercutio
Gleede-Marcus-Barbay: Max and Mouritz / Max
Herczog: Pas de Quattre
Bartók-Herczog: Bluebeard's Castle / The Prince
Bartók-Herczog: The Miracolous Mandarin / Tramp 

Roles at the Hungarian National Ballet:
Tchaikovsky-Róna: The Sleeping Beauty /Ivanuska (Russian Dance), The Cat
Balanchine: The Sleepwalker /Acrobat
Minkus-Petipa: Don Quixote / The Servant
Farkas-Harangozó: Tricky Students / Stréber Józsi (main role)
Khatchaturian-Seregi: Spartacus / Crixus
Strauss-Kenessey-Harangozó: Promenade Music / Waiter
Tchaikovsky-Pártay: Anna Karenina / The two Russians 

Goldmark-Seregi: The Taming of the Shrew / Grumio, The four Servant
Kocsák-Barbay: The Tragedy Of The Man / Devil
Bartók-Harangozó: The Miracolous Mandarin / Tramp
Prokofiev-Seregi: Romeo and Juliet / Capulet, Servant, The Jester
Jenő Lőcsei: Flamma
Jiri Kylián: Six Dances
Kocsák-Harangozó: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs / Sneezy
Bartók-Lőcsei: The Miracolous Mandarin / Tramp 

Awards
1st prize winner of the Choreographic Competition in Vignaledanza Festival (Teatro Nuovo diTorino, Italy, 2002.) 

Further professional work
Own choreographies:
1999. Endless - Music: K. Jarrett
2000. Little Earthquakes - Music: Tori Amos
2001. Encore - Music: K. Jarrett
2002. Lennon Suite - Music: J. Lennon/T. Amos - 2002. 1st prize winner of the choreographicCompetition in Vignaledanza Festival (Teatro Nuovo di Torino, Italy)
2004. Uncertain. Harmony - Music: Gy. Ligeti