Classical Ballet Masterclass with Daria Klimentova

Masterclass information

Date: 10th March 2024

Time: 13.00-14.30

Fee: £22 In Studio  £11 Online

Level: In studio intermediate/advanced level dancers age 14+, but the live stream option is available to all abilities and ages.

Our cancellation policy for any masterclass is 48 hours.  

Biography

Daria was born in Prague, Czech Republic. At the age of 10 she entered the Prague State Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she was entered into numerous International Ballet Competitions, including “Prix de Lausanne” (won Paris Dance Foundation award) and the “International Ballet Competition in Pretoria” (won Gold Medal). After 8 years Daria graduated, with highest honours, with a performance of The Sleeping Beauty at the National Theatre and was immediately offered a soloist contract (the highest level in the Czech Republic) with the National Theatre Ballet Company in Prague.

Following her graduation from Prague State Conservatorie of Music and Dance in 1989, Daria Klimentová joined National Theatre Ballet in Prague as a soloist, and was promoted to principal dancer a year later. In 1992, she joined Cape Town City Ballet in South Africa as principal. The following year, she joined the Scottish Ballet as a principal dancer. In 1996, Klimentová joined the English National Ballet at the invitation of then-artistic director Derek Deane. Since 2003 Daria has been the founder and Director of the Prague International Ballet Masterclasses held at the magnificent studios of the National Theatre Company in Prague. In March 2013 Daria published her autobiography titled Daria Klimentova – Agony and Ecstasy: My Life in Dance. In 2014 she finished training as a teacher at The Royal Ballet School and joined the teaching staff there in September 2014 following her retirement as a ballet dancer.