Artistic Director / Choreographer
Founder of the ensemble Lenka Vagnerová & Company, for which she has produced a number of internationally acclaimed performances. As a choreographer, director and pedagogue, she has been active on both the domestic and foreign contemporary dance scene. Her productions have won many awards and nominations both here and abroad.
Lenka studied pedagogy of modern dance at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the supervision of Doc. Ivanka Kubicová.
As a choreographer and director, Lenka created a series of author's performances for Lenka Vagnerová & Company: Panoptikum, Amazones, The Lešany Crib, Gossip, Sorcerer, La Loba, Riders, Mah Hunt.
As a guest choreographer and director, she has produced a number of productions for ensembles such as Kassel Staatstheater, Norrdans, 2 Faced Dance Company, National Theatre Prague, Minor theatre Prague, VERVE NSDC Leeds, Viirus Theater, DOT504, Accademia Nazional Di Danza Rome, etc.
For the Minor Theatre she directed and choreographed two performances: Robin Hood (2015) and The Snow Queen (2017).
Lenka is actively involved in pedagogical activates. She created her own motion method "Talk Through Your Body", which simultaneously specifies the movement qualities and principles contained in Lenka's work. Lenka regularly conducts workshops and teaches this method in theatres, schools and dance ensembles in our country and abroad, such as:
Göteborgs Operans Danskompani, Ballet de Marseille, Norrdans, b12, Danish Dance Theatre, Skanes Dance Theater, VERVE Leeds, 2Faced Dance Company, Stopgap Dance Company, Viirus Theatre Helsinki, Accademia Nazional Di Danza Rome, Cirk Cirkör. Etc.
As a choreographer, Lenka also works in drama, opera, or new circus projects. She has worked with, for example, the Minor Theatre, the National Theatre in Prague, the Municipal Theatres in Prague, the South Bohemian Theatre in České Budějovice, the Klicpera Theatre in Hradec Králové, Cirk la Putyka, the Shakespeare Festival in Prague etc.
In 2011 and 2014/2015/2016/2017 she worked as a Rehearsal Director in the Swedish Norrdans dance company.
As a dancer she worked with choreographers and bands:
Claude Brumachon-Benjamin Lamarche CCNN in Nantes, Akram Khan Company - London Olympic Games Opening Ceremony 2012, Cirk La Putyka, DOT504, Bratislava Dance Theatre, Torzo Ballet etc.
As a dancer she was nominated for the
Thalia Award (2003, 2005 and 2010) three times, in 2003 she was awarded for the Nokia Dance Award/ Dance Personality Of The Year and in 2005 she was awarded the Dancer of the Year (Czech Dance Platform).
„ Lenka Vagnerová a fabulous dancer and a great choreographic talent.
She has attained a refined physical expression owing to her bold sense of theatre and urge to voice her opinion of substantial issues – the question of power, the question of the co-existence between humans and other natural beings. She excels in finding subjects and creating sceneries, as well as coming up with original movement variations, and, what is more, she possesses a great sense of dynamics and humour.
She has confirmed her reputation as the most gifted young Czech choreographer.“ (Nina Vangeli, New York, Master Lecture about Czech Dance 2016)
Lenka as a guest choreographer / VIDEO documentaries and trailers:
Lenka in VIDEO DOCUMENTARIES of Czech TV: