Biography

Eva Kolarova was born in the Czech Republic. 

She studied at the National Dance Conservatory in Prague, demonstrating talent at an early age. At 15, she auditioned for Maurice Béjart’s world-renowned school, the Rudra Béjart Ballet School, in Lausanne, Switzerland. She had the opportunity to work with Béjart himself, and performed some of his choreographies with his company, Béjart Ballet Lausanne. At age 17, she was accepted at the Ballet Academy in Munich, the Hoschule für Kunst und Musik, where she performed with the BayerischesStaatsballett, under Ivan Liška.

In 2008, she joined the Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin, in France, under the direction of Bertrand d´At, where she became acquainted with a large repertoire that included such works as La Sylphide, Giselle and Swan Lake, and worked with acclaimed choreographers Jiří Kylián, Lucinda Childs, William Forsythe, Maurice Béjart, Johan Inger and Hans van Manen, among others. As a guest performer she took part in galas in Prague, Paris, Seoul and Leeds. In spring 2011, she joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, in Montréal, Canada, under the direction of Gradimir Pankov. In June 2016 she joined the Ballet Jazz de Montréal, Canada.

Eva has participated in several choreography and dance competitions, winning first prize on a number of occasions. In 2011 alone, she was awarded a Special Jury Prize at the Premio Roma Danza, in Italy, and a Medaille d´Or at the International Choreographic Competition, in Millau, France. In 2010, she won a Grand Prix at the IMDC International Modern Dance Competition in Seoul, Korea, as well as First Prize at the International Choreographic Competition in Nyon, Switzerland. Juries have expressed their appreciation of the precision of her movement, her poetic expressiveness, natural elegance and singular personality on stage.

As a choreographer, she created Rêves 6 for the Ballet du Rhin, and went on to present this work in Prague. She choreographed three other works for the St. Louis Dance Conservatory and the Conservatoire de danse de Mulhouse. In August 2012, she performed her full-length choreography, Metamorphosis of Love, with great success at Théâtre La Chapelle, in Montréal, Canada. 

In September 2014, she was selected to perform her work Cycle as part of the Quartiers Danses Festival, in Montreal. She created new creation Cycles-phase 2, which was selected by a jury for "Métamorphose", a project organized by Studio 303 in Montreal. In 2015 she participate with her creation Cycle in the Festival Vue sur la Relève, at the theatre Plaza on 6th April 2015.

In summer 2015, she was selected for the Summer Intensive NDT in Den Hague and participated as a dancer in a project , The Haze in Sweden, a new creation by the choreographer Joseph Sturdy in collaboration with Nord i Dans.

Recently she produced and choreographed with great success a new full-length performance Fragmented Mind, which had its premiere on the 12th and 13th February 2016 at Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts in Montréal.

In April 2016 she start working on a new project Matière, as a choreographer in collaboration with Thomas Pachoud, who specialize in new technology. The show is supposed to take place in October 2018 in France.

Her main focus is on starting her independent career as a full-time free-lance dancer and choreographer and she is currently preparing for her new upcoming projects. Om piece for Springboard 2017, where she was selected to create work as an emerging choreographer. Constellation piece for Quartiers Danses 2017 and her new full-length performance Blue Dependence, which will take place in October 20th and 21st in Cinquième Salle, Place des Arts in Montréal.