Angéla Kövessy


Angéla Kövessy
ballet dancer, soloist, balett teacher, company répétiteur
Member of the Hungarian State Opera House since 1986

Education and training:
Hungarian Dance Academy – state ballet pedagogy exam (2002)
Hungarian Dance Academy (1986)
Teachers:
Zsuzsa Kún, Tamás Koren, László Sterbinszky, György Lőrincz, Ferenc Havas, Mária Kékesi, Etelka Kálmán

Awards and recognitions:
Lajos Gela Memorial Plaquette (2018)
Knight's Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit (2013)
Harangozó Award (1999)
Corps Dancer of the Year Award (1990)
Elvira Vécsey Award (1985)

Professional history:
Hungarian State Opera – ballet master and coaching ballet master (2011-)
Hungarian State Opera – principal ballet master (2011-2014)
Wiener Staatsoper – ballet master and coaching ballet master, choreographer's assistant (2005-2010)
Hungarian State Opera (1986-2006) – named demi-soloist: 1990, named soloist: 1998
Hungarian Dance Academy – deputy general director (2005)
Hungarian Dance Academy – ballet master (2002-2005) 
Guest appearances:
Numerous major European cities, Canada, East Asia, Mexico, Israel

Principal Roles:
Lavrovsky/Adam: Giselle  Myrtha
RónaTchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty  Lilac Fairy
Seregi/Khachaturian: Spartacus  Claudia
Seregi/Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream  Helena
Pártay/Tchaikovsky: Anna Karenina  Dolly
Pártay/Schubert: The Moor of Venice  Desdemona
Vajnonen/Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker  Arabian Dance Solo
Petipa/Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake  Pas de Trois
North/Schubert: Death and the Maiden  Maiden
Petipa/Minkus: Don Quixote  Queen of the Dryads
Balanchine/Rieti/Bellini: La sonnambula – Amina
Has danced principal roles in one-act ballets by Balanchine, Hammadi, Kylián, Manen, MacMillan, M. Naisy, Pártay, Harangozó, Fodor, P. László and Seregi

Other professional activities:
Coaching ballet master and choreographer's assistant:
Seregi/Delibes: Sylvia (Budapest, 2018)
Pártay/Tchaikovskiy/Rácz: Anna Karenina (Budapest, 2017)
A. M. Holmes/Solymosi/Adam: Le corsaire (Budapest, 2017)
Inger/Waits: Johan Inger's Rain Dogs (Budapest, 2016)
Petipa/Gorsky/Goleizovsky/M. Messerer/Minkus: Don Quijote (Budapest, 2016)
MacMillan/Massenet/Yates: Manon (Budapest, 2015)
Dantzig/Schayk/Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Budapest, 2015)
Gielgud/Løvenskiold: La Sylphide (Budapest, 2014)
Lander/Czerny/Riisager: Études (Budapest, 2014)
Harangozó/Delibes: Coppélia (Budapest, 2014)
Kylián/Mozart: Petite Mort (Budapest, 2013)
Lavrovsky/Adam: Giselle (Budapest, 2013)
Harangozó Jr./Petipa/Minkus: Don Quixote (Novi Sad, 2010; Budapest, 2012)
Vainonen/Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Budapest, 2012)
Cranko/Tchaikovsky/Stolze: Onegin (Budapest, 2012)
MacMillan/Liszt: Mayerling (Vienna, 2009)
Naisy/Bregović: Ederlezi (Vienna, 2009)
Lukács/M. Richter: Duo (Vienna, Budapest, 2009)
Harangozó/Lehár: The Merry Widow (Operetta Gala/Vienna, 2008)
MacMillan/Massenet: Manon (Vienna, 2007)
Harangozó Jr./Vainonen/Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker (Vienna, 2007)
Lukács/Glass: In Your Eyes My Face Remains (Vienna, 2007)
Harangozó/Delibes: Coppélia (Budapest, Vienna, 2006)
Harangozó/J. Strauss: Platzkonzert (Vienna, 2006)
Cranko/Tchaikovsky: Onegin (Vienna, 2006)
Cavallari/Tchaikovsky: Tchaikovsky (Vienna, 2005)
Harangozó Jr./Kocsák: Snow White (Budapest, 2004)
Mozart/Pártay: Amadeus (Budapest, 2003)
Pártay/Dohnányi: Symphonic Moments (Budapest, 2002)
Harangozó/Petipa/Ivanov/Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Budapest, 2001)