Mathias Deneux

Soloist of The Czech National Ballet


Born in 1988 in France. From 1997 to 2002 he trained at the Ballet du Nord (P. Minam Borier) and between 2002 and 2006 gained professional education at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) under the direction of D. Agésilas, graduating with a diploma in classical dance and acting from the CNSMDP. He trained in various techniques: classical ballet (S. Soloviev, C. Atanassoff), pas de deux, contemporary, composition/improvisation, jazz, character dance etc. In 2006 he obtained the French BAC in Literature and Arts. In 2007 he was engaged at the Junior Ballet Biarritz (Artistic Director: Thierry Malandain) and in 2008 at West Australian Ballet in Perth (Artistic Director: Ivan Cavallari). In 2010 he became a member of the Czech National Ballet in Prague and in 2014 was ranked soloist.

From the beginning of his career he has performed in many productions like The Rite of Spring, Solo for Three, Tremble, bolero by Petr Zuska, Don Quixote, Giselle, Theme and Variations by George Balanchine, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Little Mermaid by Jan Kodet, 7th Symphony by Uwe Scholz, Nutcracker by Ivan Cavallari, Snow Queen by Michael Corder, Favoritita by José Martinez, Napoli by August Bournonville, Études by Harald Lander to name a few.

Mathias Deneux has displayed his talent for rendering character roles in Taming of the Shrew (Gremio) by John Cranko, Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse) by Javier Torres, Cinderella (Organizer) by Jean-Christophe Maillot, Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol (the Devil) by Youri Vàmos, Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) by Petr Zuska, La fille mal gardée (Alain) by Frederick Ashton. He has danced modern repertoire roles with the same certainty and naturalness In The Rooster by Christopher Bruce, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated by William Forsythe, Decadance by Ohad Naharin and Reflections on the Fate of Human Forms by Jacopo Godani. 

He appeared in works by J. Kylián, A. Ekman, V. Konvalinka, Š. Pechar, R. Poklitaru, K. Greve, A. Cerrudo, J. Pokorný, N. Weir and others.