Born on 23 August 1990 in Kishinev, Moldova

Alina Nanu studied at the Moldavian State Dance Conservatory and subsequently at the Prague Dance Conservatory, graduating in 2010. As a member of the conservatory ensemble, she made a number of tours, including of Spain, Germany and the USA. While still a student, she participated in numerous competitions, with the most noteworthy accolades including second prize at the International Ballet Competition in Brno (2009) and first prize at the International Ballet Competition in Romania (2009).

She launched her professional career in the 2010/11 season as a member of the ballet company of the State Opera Prague, where she was named a soloist in the 2011/12 season. Audiences have seen her performing the roles of Odette/Odile in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, Kitri in Don Quixote, Myrtha in Giselle, etc. She has been a soloist of the Czech National Ballet since the 2012/13 season.


  • Since 2015 Principal Dancer Czech National Ballet
  • 2012-2015 Soloist Czech National Ballet
  • 2011-2012 Soloist Prague State Opera

Current Repertory:

  • Major roles in:
  • Don Quixote (J.Slavicky)
  • Swan Lake (H.Vlacilova)
  • The Wayward Daughter (F.Ashton)
  • Theme and Variations (G.Balanchine)
  • Nutcracker - A Christmas Carol (Y.Vamos)
  • Stabat Mater A.Dvorak (P.Zuska)
  • Cinderella (Jean-Christophe Maillot)
  • Sleeping Beauty (J.Torres)
  • Giselle (H.Vlacilova), Deja Vu (P.Zuska)
  • Suite en Blanc (S.Lifar), etc.
Appeared in several Galas and dance events all over the world.
  • Don Quixote, Milan, Teatro Arcimboldi, 19.1.2018 - 20.1.2018
  • Gala concert - Tokyo, Shibuya, Bunkamura Theatre, 22.4.2017 - 25.4.2017
  • Gala concert - Osaka, Festival Hall, 29.4.17 - 30.4.17
  • Gala With love to Petipa, Moscow, November 2016


  • Czech National Theater's Award 2014/15
  • Thalie Award nomination for Don Quixote
  • 1st prize at the Ballet Competition in Romania

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