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Education:  State Dance Academy (1970.) 

Vaganova Ballet School (St. Petersburg, 1970-71.) 


Competitions:  International Ballet Competition Varna - Gold Medal (Junior Category, 1972.) 

International Ballet Competition Varna - Silver Medal (1975.) 

International Ballet Competition Tokyo - The Best Male Dancer 


Member of the Hungarian National Ballet:  since 1972. 


Major roles:  He has interpreted almost all male main characters of ballet literature as a member and leading soloist of the Hungarian State Opera between 1972 and 1992. 


Guest performances

Covent Garden (London), 

Staatsoper (Vienna), 

Staatsoper (Munich), 

leading theatres of East Berlin and West Berlin 

Bolshoi Theater (Moscow), 

Kirov Theatre (St. Petersburg), 

The Opera House of Prague,  

The Opera House of Warsaw, 





The La Scala Opera House in Milan 


St. Carlo (Napeal),  


South Korea,  









Awards:  Liszt Award (1977.), 

Outstanding Artist Award (1983.),  

Honored Artist Award (1986.),  

Kossuth-Prize (1990.),  

The Officer's Cross of the Hungarian Republic (2004.), 

Nijinsky-Award (The Award of the Paris Dance Academy, 1990.). 

Everlasting Member of the Opera House (2007.) 

Master Artist Award (2007.) 


Further professional work

1988-1992. He was the director of the Hungarian National Ballet, the ballet company of the Hungarian State Opera. 

1992. He organized the Summer Opera- and Ballet Festival (Budafest)

2001-2005. He was the director of the Ballet Pécs. 

Since the 1. of August, 2005: He has been the director of the Hungarian National Ballet, the ballet company of the Hungarian State Opera. 

2008. He created the light design of La Bayadere (Minkus-Petipa-Muchamedov) 


Own choreographies

Bálinka (music by: Deep Forest) 

Mefisto-waltz (music by: Ferenc Liszt) 

1993. Cristoforo (music by: Béla Lakatos Szakcsi) 

1999. Zorba (music by: Mikis Theodorakis) 

2006. Hymn to Man (music by: Ludwig van Beethoven) 

23rd of October 2007. Festive Performance in the Hungarian State Opera  

He also created countless prize-winning choreographies for the students of the Hungarian Dance Academy and for the company of Ballet Pécs. 

Gábor Keveházi