Beatrice Knop 

Beatrice Knop was born in Berlin (Germany) and trained at the Staatliche Ballettschule in Berlin. In 1989 while a student she won prisez in several national competitions and a Prix de Lausanne/Tokyo. Still being a student she was entrusted with the role of Myrtha in „Giselle“ at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin.

In 1991 she joined the Ballet of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden ( since 2004 known as Staatsballett Berlin), going on to become a soloist dancer in 1993.

In the season 1995/96 she worked for one year as a soloist dancer in the Aalto Ballett Essen. She returned back to Berlin in 1996 and rejoined the Company of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, where she was promoted to a principal dancer after her debut as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake in 1998.

Today is her extensive repertoire a wide range of principal roles in the most famous classical Ballets including:
John Cranko‘s „Onegin“ (Tatjana) / Rudolf Nureyev‘s „Sleeping Beauty“ (Princess Aurora) and „Raymonda“ (Clémence) / Patrice Bart‘s „Swan Lake“ (Odette/Odile, Queen), „Giselle“ (Giselle, Myrtha), „The Nutcracker“ (Duchess, creation for her), „Don Quixote“ (Mercedes), and „Verdiana“ (The Summer, creation for her) / Vladimir Malakhov‘s „La Bayadere“ (Hamsatti, Nikia), „Cinderella“ (Good Fairy, creation for her), „Sleeping Beauty“ (Lilac Fairy, cration for her), and „La Peri“ ( Nourmahal, creation for her) / Frederick Ashton‘s „Sylvia“ (Titelrolle), Yuri Burlaka`s/Vasily Medvedev`s „La Esmeralda“(Fleur de Lys), Kenneth MacMillan‘s „Manon“ (Lescaut‘s Mistress) / George Balanchine‘s „Apollon musagète“ (Terpsichore), „Ballet Imperial“, „Serenade“, „Symphony in C“, „Violin Concerto“ (Aria I), and „The Prodigal Son“ (Sirene) / Pierre Lacotte‘s „Le Lac des fées“ (Katharina) / Jules Perrots „Pas de Quatre“ (M. Taglioni) Mikhail Fokin‘s „Le Spectre de la rose“ (the young girl), „Les Sylphides“, „Sheherazade“ , and„The Dying Swan“,

Her neoclassical and moderrn repertoire includes choreographys by Maurice Béjart‘s "Ring um den Ring" (Fricka,Freia), „Serait-ce la mort?“, „Sonate à trois“ (Estellle), „Nacht/Verklärte Nacht“, „Apropos Scheherazade“, and „Le Concours“ (Ada) / Roland Petit‘s „Dix oder Eros und Tod“ (Pas de deux „Lustmord“) / Jirí Kylián‘s "Return to a strange land" / Nacho Duato‘s „Without Words“ / William Forsythe‘s „Steptext“ and „The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude“ / Jerome Robbins' „Afternoon of a Faun“ / Peter Martins‘ „Fearful Symmetries“ / Clark Tippets „Bruch Violin Concerto NO.1“ /Twyla Tharp‘s „Variations on a Theme by Haydn“ / Angelin Preljocaj‘s „Le Spectre de la rose“ and „Blanche Neige“ / Boris Eifman‘s „Tchaikovsky“ (Nadeshda von Meck) / Uwe Scholz‘ „Mozart“ Piano Concert: (Second movement) / Christian Spuck‘s „this“ (creation) / Mark Baldwin‘s „Labyrinth“ (creation for her), and „Dämon“ (creation for her) / Mauro Bigonzetti`s „Caravaggio“ (creation) / Ronald Savkovic' „Transparente“ and „Severance“ ( both creations for her) and some others.

Over the years in her profession she did work with a lot of well known and important artists and choreogaphers of our time. Rudolf Nureyev, Maurice Bejart, Roland Petit, Nacho Duato, Piere Lacotte, Patrice Bart, Anjelin Prelocaj, Coleen and Paticia Neary, Monica Parker, Uwe Scholz and Vladimir Malakhov, just to name some of them.

Beatrice Knop made a succesfull career sharing the stage with Partners like Vladimir Malakhov, Roberto Bolle, Thomas Edur, Giullaume Coté, Oliver Matz, Ronald Savkovic and Dmitry Semionov. She was invited to the Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit to dance there „La Valse triste“ with Jan Broecks and Cyril Pierre, the Stuttgart Ballet, the Ballet of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, and to the Shanghai-Ballet where she performed in „Swan Lake“.

She did dance in Ballet-Galas all over the world, in 2007 with the „Stars of the 21st Century“ in Toronto (Canada) and appeared on several tours of „Roberto Bolle & Friends“.

January 2012

On Stage
El amor brujo - Cavalleria RusticanaSunday 8 March
at 15:30
in Teatro Filarmonico
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