British dancer and choreographer of Czech origin, who lives in Prague. In addition to her contemporary dance creations, Andrea specialises in baroque dance and its creative fusion with other techniques. She was born and trained in London and came to Prague to dance with the Ballet of the National Theatre. She also collaborates as a performer with various Czech and foreign choreographers.
Her contemporary dance solo Dance of the Magnetic Ballerina was selected by the prestigious European network Aerowaves as one of their priority performances for 2013. It has been successfully presented at numerous festivals and theatres throughout Europe for example: Aerowaves Spring Forward (Zürich Tanzt), East Gate Europe 2 festival Denmark, Paradiso (Julidans) in Amsterdam, euro-scene Leipzig, Unidram Potsdam, Kammermachen Chemnitz, International Dance Festival Bonn, Crossroads Antwerp, International Theatre Festival Sibiu Romania, Plai International Music Festival in Timișoara Romania, Guerilla Light Festival in Ljubljana, Manipulate Edinburgh, The Place Theatre London, The Old Vic Theatre Bristol England and the Kuopio Dance Festival in Finland.
Her deep interest in the baroque led her to collaborate on the reconstruction of baroque operas and to create her own performances based on movement analysis and ethnochoreographic research, for example The Baroque Body Revealed, Pentimento and Vertical Horizontal. She has worked as a director, choreographer and dancer with the early music ensembles Collegium 1704 and Collegium Marianum. She has danced in baroque operas at the National Theatre, at the baroque Castle Theatre in Český Krumlov, at the International Opera Festival Smetana’s Litomyšl and in festivals in Germany, Slovenia and Hungary. She is currently working with French choreographer Françoise Denieau, performing in her productions throughout France, including Paris (Opéra Comique) and Versailles (Opéra Royale), in Luxembourg, Switzerland (Lausanne), London (The Barbican) and Moscow (Bolshoi).