Andrea Miltnerová

Andrea Miltnerová is a British dancer and choreographer of Czech origin, who lives in Prague. In addition to her contemporary dance creations, Andrea specialises in baroque dance and its creative fusion with other techniques. She was born and trained in London and came to Prague to dance with the Ballet of the National Theatre. She also collaborates as a performer with various Czech and foreign choreographers.

Her contemporary dance solo Dance of the Magnetic Ballerina was selected by the prestigious European network Aerowaves and has been presented to critical acclaim at numerous festivals and theatres throughout Europe for example in England, Scotland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, Romania, Finland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Her solo Tranzmutation, directed by Jan Komárek, was awarded the European Move-Award quality label and has toured to Slovenia, Holland, Spain, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Andrea’s deep interest in the baroque led her to collaborate on the reconstruction of baroque operas and to create her own performances based on movement analysis and ethnochoreographic research. She has worked as a director, choreographer and dancer with the early music ensembles Collegium 1704, Collegium Marianum and Musica Florea. She has danced in baroque operas at the National Theatre in Prague, in Český Krumlov and Litomyšl and in Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. She regularly worked with French choreographer Françoise Denieau, performing in her opera collaborations: Rinaldo, Egisto, Vénus et Adonis and Rameau - Maître à danser (Les Arts Florissants) throughout France, including Paris (Opéra Comique) and Versailles (Opéra Royale) and in Luxembourg, Switzerland (Opéra Lausanne), Seoul, London (The Barbican), Moscow (Bolshoi) and New York (BAM).

In 2017 Andrea created the choreography for Vivaldi’s opera Arsilda (Collegium 1704), conductor Václav Luks, director David Radok which premiered in Bratislava and toured to Lille, Luxembourg, Caen and Versailles to critical acclaim.

Last summer she directed Praga Nascente da Libussa e Primisla for Musica Florea which was performed both in Prague and Poland.