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Member of the Hungarian State Opera since 1961

Education and training:
Bolshoi Ballet, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow – scholarship winner (1967-1968)
Hungarian State Ballet Institute (1961)
Hedvig Hidas, Irén Bartos, Ferenc Nádasi, A. M. Messerer, M. T. Semyonova

Moscow International Ballet Competition – Diploma (1969)
Varna International Ballet Competition – Bronze medal (1966)

Artistic career:
Hungarian National Ballet (2013-) – guest company répétiteur
Hungarian Dance Academy (1996-) – titular professor
Hungarian National Ballet (2005) – artistic director
Dutch National Ballet, Amsterdam (1972-2005) – soloist, later head ballet master
Gärtnerplatztheater, Munich (1970-1972)
Ballet Pécs – Imre Eck, Antal Fodor and Sándor Tóth choreographed ballets for her (1965-1968)
Guest appearances
Every major city in Europe, and Seattle, Montreal, New York, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong

Main roles
She made her Moscow debut in 1968 in the title role of Giselle, at the forefront of the company of the Bolshoi Theatre.
As a ballerina with the Dutch National Ballet, she danced all of the classical principal roles and most of the 29 Balanchine ballets in the company's repertoire. Over the years, T. van Schayk, H. van Manen and R. van Dantzig all created choreographies for her.

Middle Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary (2015)
Gold Cross of Merit (2006)
EuroPass-award (2002)

Mária Aradi