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 as one of their priority performances 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 latest solo Tranzmutation, directed by Jan Komárek, was awarded the European Move-Award 2016 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, for example The Baroque Body Revealed, Pentimento and Vertical Horizontal. She has worked as a director, choreographer and dancer with the early music ensembles Collegium 1704 and Collegium Marianum. She has danced in baroque operas at the National Theatre in Prague, at the baroque Castle Theatre in Český Krumlov, at the International Opera Festival Smetana’s Litomyšl and in festivals in Germany, Slovenia and Hungary. She regularly worked with French choreographer Françoise Denieau, performing in her opera collaborations (Rinaldo, Egisto, Vénus et Adonis, Rameau – Maître à danser) throughout France, including Paris (Opéra Comique) and Versailles (Opéra Royale), in Luxembourg, Switzerland (Lausanne), London (The Barbican) and Moscow (Bolshoi). Last summer she danced at the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci in Deda Cristina Colonna’s production of Armide (Lully) with Les Folies Françoises. She will be touring to Seoul, Korea in the autumn with Les Arts Florissants’ production of Rameau – Maître à danser.
Andrea recently created the choreography for Vivaldi’s opera Arsilda, conductor Václav Luks, director: David Radok which premiered in Bratislava and has toured to Lille, Luxembourg, Caen and Versailles to critical acclaim.