The Ballet Master is conducting classical dance training in the first round of category B. Training is not public, but it can be attended by category C contestants and educators from all participating schools.
Mgr. art. Igor Holovac - Ballet Master of SND
Extremely prominent representative of the classical dance classical performance school, acting actor with a wide variety of pieces of ballet repertoire. Since 1984, he has been a soloist (1990), lead soloist (1993-1997 and since 1999) and since 2004 a ballet master ballet repertory of the Slovak National Theater Ballet in Bratislava. In 2004, he studied choreography at the Department of Dance Production at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts of the Academy of Performing Arts. He appears as an inventive choreographer, performing ballet, opera and drama, Slovak Chamber Ballet, Theater of J.K.Tyla in Pilsen, Jonas Záborský Theater in Prešov, West Theater in Bratislava.
For his interpretation and choreography, he gained:
- 2nd Prize for choreography Diskrepancie at the National Choreographic Competition in Bratislava (1988),
- Prize of the Slovak Literary Fund for the Ballet in 1993 and participation in the final of the international choreographic competition in the Gröningen (1992).
- The Philip Morris Flower Award in year 1998.