Петр Нарделли


Born in Krakow, Piotr Nardelli graduated from the National dance school in Warsaw and then joined the Opera Theater Wielki. In 1970 he was appointed to the position of the soloist of the ballet. Among his roles were Paolo (Francesca da Rimini), Mercutio (Romeo and Juliet), Basilio (Don Quixote) as well as numerous solo parts in Giselle, Swan Lake and Spartacus.

In 1971 he joined the Marseilles Ballet under the direction of Rosella Hightower. In 1972 he became part of the newly created Ballet National de Marseille under the direction of Roland Petit. In 1972 he was hired by Stockholm Royal Ballet.

In 1973 he started working in the famous Ballet of the 20th Century founded by Maurice Béjart. He danced in Golestan, Pli selon Pli, Firebird, Petrushka, Gaîté parisienne, the Ninth Symphony, Boléro, Bhakti, Le Sacre du printemps, Roméo et Juliette, Farah, I Trionfi Del Petrarca, Amor di Poeta and others.

In 1975, Maurice Bejart entrusted him to stage his choreography Bolero danced by the Bolshoi Ballet (with Maya Plisetskaya) in Australia, by Teatro Colon Ballet in Buenos Aires and afterwards by the Deutsche Oper Ballet in Berlin (1976).

In 1979 he left the Ballet of the 20th Century to dedicate himself to pedagogy. Together with Andrzej Ziemski, he opened a ballet school Balletomania in Brussels. In 1980 Maurice Bejart invited him to work in his teacher at the Mudra school and as a guest professor in the Ballet of the 20th Century.

Since 1985 , he has been working as a teacher with many classical and contemporary dance companies, including the Monte Carlo Ballet, the Paris Opera, the La Scala Ballet Company, the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, the Royal Swedish Ballet, the Ballet of the Opéra national du Rhin, the National Choreographic Centre of Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais, the Ballet of Santiago in Chile, the Berlin State Ballet, the Theater of the Maggio, the Teatro di San Carlo, the Tokyo Ballet, the Shanghai Ballet Company, the Korea National Ballet, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne.

After leaving Ballet of the 20th Century, Piotr Nardelli has also been focusing on staging and coaching Bejart’s works worldwide.

He staged Petrushka (Stuttgart, 1982, with Richard Cragun in the title role), the Ninth Symphony (Paris Opera, 1996 and 1999; Tokyo Ballet, 2013 ), La Luna (La Scala Theatre Ballet School, 2015 ).

Piotr Nardelli has brought Gaîté Parisienne in various companies worldwide, including Stuttgart (1983), Australian Ballet in Melbourne (1984), Sydney (1986), Royal Ballet in Copenhagen (1997), the Ballet of Santiago in Chile (2011) and Rome Opera House (2011).