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CND2 - AMAURY LEBRUN BIOGRAPHY

CND2 GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS 90/11

Amaury Lebrun PortraitAmaury Lebrun was born in France, where he began her ballet studies at the perstigious Ballet du Nord. He later completed his training at the School of American Ballet in New York, even being selected by Jerome Robbins for one of his productions.

Throughout his career he has worked in a number of top European dance companies such as the Ballet du Rhin, the Deutsche Staatsoper and the Ballet de l’Opéra de Nice, as a soloist. Over this period he attracted critical attention performing the work of choreographers such as Maurice Béjart, Carolyn Carlson, Nils Christe, Maryse Delente, Balanchine and José Limón among others.

In the year 2000 he joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza, performing in numerous pieces choreographed by Nacho Duato, as well as other internationally renowned choreographers such as Jirí Kylián, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Jacopo Godani, Örjan Andersson and Mats Ek.

It was during his period at the Ballet de l’Opéra de Nice that he began to become seriously interested in moving over to the role of choreographer himself. Inspiration was his first major piece, one which incidentally is still part of the Company's repertoire.

In 2002 he won his first choreography award at the Certamen Internacional de Burgos, festival for his piece entitled Kenmey. In 2004 he created La Rose de l’Infante for the Purchase College of New York as well as Sin Título 1 for the Teatro Principal in the Spanish city of Burgos, whilst a year later, in 2005 he premiered Between Days at the 7th Choreography Workshop, held by the Compañía Nacional de Danza at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid. Passing Birds is his first work for the Compañía Nacional de Danza 2, Ewes, in 2010 is the second one.

CND2 - ÁNGEL RODRÍGUEZ BIOGRAPHY

CND2 GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS 90/11

Ángel Rodriguez PortraitÁngel Rodríguez was born in Madrid, where he began his ballet studies at theBallet Nacional de España School, under the tutelage of Víctor Ullate. In 1985 he joined the Compañía de Danza Moderna led by Carmen Senra, where he stayed for the following 2 years, working on a range of dance techniques and performing works by Carmen Senra, Miguel López and Paul Gray.

In 1989 he joined the Compagnie du Grand Théâtre de Genève, performing soloist roles in pieces by Jirí Kylián, Hans van Manen, Ohad Naharin, Cristopher Bruce, Rudi van Danztig and Óscar Araiz, among others.

In 1992 he joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza, where he remained until 1996 performing numerous pieces for his artistic director, Nacho Duato, as well as other internationally respected choreographers. During this period he also created the choreography piece Des-angel-hada for the CND’s dance workshop.

In 1999 he began his collaboration with the Compañía de Carmen Roche, for whom he created Eternity and a Day, Lachrymae Amantis, Alma de Viola and El Llanto de Teresa. In 2001 he became the assistant director of the company.

Con un silencio en la boca is his first work for the Compañía Nacional de Danza 2.

CND2 - CHEVI MURADAY BIOGRAPHY

CND2 GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS 90/11

Chevy Muraday portraitChevi Muraday began his ballet studies at the Escuela de Carmen Senra School, continuing his formal training under Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham and at Steps and Peri Dance in New York. In 1989 he joined the Carmen Senra Company.

Three years later, in 1992, he presented his first major piece as a choreographer at the VIIth Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid dance awards, where he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Transition / Laban Centre in London by the international jury as the outstanding young dancer at the event.

In 1994 he joined the Nower Tanz company in Düsseldorf, Germany, under the direction of Vanda Golonka later working with S.O.A.P. – Dance Theatre Frankfurt, under Rui Horta.
Since 1997 he has directed his own dance company, Losdedae, with whom he has choreographed 17 pieces, as well as a number of short works for Galas to great public and critical acclaim. With his company he has taken part in numerous festivals and shows, receiving awards from many festivals and galas, both in Spain and on the international stage. Chevi Muraday has produced the choreography for feature films such as I Love you Baby, by Menkes and Albacete (2001) and Imaging Argentina, directed by Christopher Hampton (2002).
He has long sought to combine his choreographic work with teaching at various schools both within Spain and further afield, with his courses at the Cristina Rota School worthy of special mention. Inside and Instrucciones para dejarse caer al otro lado del vacío are, to date, the first pieces he has created for the Compañía Nacional de Danza 2.
In 2006 he received the Premio Nacional de Danza national dance award in the Interpretation section given every year by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

CND2 - GENTIAN DODA BIOGRAPHY

CND2 GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS 90/11

Gentian Doda portraitBorn in Tirana, Albania, he began his ballet studies at the Shkolla Akademike e Baletit in his native city. In 1997, he joined the Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Tirana and the following year The Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Bakú, the Azerbaijan capital, in the former Soviet Union.
In 1999, he moved to Italy to work for the Arena di VeronaTheatre and the Balletto di Parma. In September 2000, he joined the Ballet de la Comunidad de Madrid under Víctor Ullate, and during that period he was invited by Maurice Bejart to dance with the Ballet de Laussane.
In 2003, he joined the Compañía Nacional de Danza, where he has remained until now, dancing in numerous pieces by Nacho Duato, as well as with other internationally renowned choreographers, such as Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Örjan Andersson and Mats Ek.
In 2005, he created two choreographs for the CND workshops: Nuk e di and Korridor. Axis (2006) was his first work for the Compañía Nacional de Danza 2, followed by Sin Lo Cual No (2007). That same year, he was promoted to the rank of Principal and, in 2008, he performed the role of Romeo in the choreography by Nacho Duato, Romeo y Julieta. De paso and Aksak are his two works for the Compañía Nacional de Danza.

CND2 - LESLEY TELFORD BIOGRAPHY

CND2 GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS 90/11

Lesley Telford portraitLesley Telford was born in Vancouver, Canada. She finished her studies in Montreal at L´École Supérieur de Danse du Québec before joining the company Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in 1992 under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes.

She went on to dance with Nacho Duato´s Compañia Nacional de Danza in Madrid, Spain and was promoted to principal dancer in 1999. From 2001 until 2010, she has been dancing with Netherlands Dans Theater I where she been a part of the creation of many works by resident choreographer Jiri Kylian, as well as working with choreographers such as Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Crystal Pite and others.

As a choreographer, she has frequently created for SWITCH, the annual Netherlands Dans Theater choreographic workshop. In 2006, she created a work, Here but Gone, for the Netherlands Dans Theater program: Upcoming Choreographers. She also created for Hubbard Street Dance Company 2 in Chicago (2008) and has presented her work in the CaDance Festival and Korzo Theatre in the Netherlands. This season she has been invited to choreograph for Compañia Nacional de Danza 2 in Madrid, Spain.

Lesley complements her freelance choreographic, performing and teacher’s work with academic studies. She is currently studying a Master of Arts in Cultural Production at the University of Salzburg.

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