Alina Nanu

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Alina Nanu
Alina Nanu 2017.jpg
Born (1990-08-23) August 23, 1990 (age 32)
EducationChoreographic School of Chisinau, Prague Conservatory
OccupationBallet dancer
Current groupNational Theatre (Prague), Czech Republic
WebsiteNárodní divadlo, Instagram, The Official Website of Alina Nanu

Alina Nanu (Russian: Алина Нану, born August 23, 1990) is a professional ballet dancer, a principal dancer with the National Theatre (Prague). Becoming the youngest principal dancer in the history of the National Theatre of the Czech Republic.[1]


Alina Nanu was born in Chisinau, Moldova in a family with Moldovan and Russian roots by father and having Ossetian roots on her maternal side. At the age of 9 years she started to attend Choreographic School of Chisinau. At the age of 19 years Alina moved to Prague, Czech Republic to continue studies in Prague Conservatory.[2] Alina started her carrier at State Opera Prague and joined the ballet of National Theatre in 2012.


Alina Nanu as Lise in ballet "La Fille mal gardée", choreography Frederick Ashton, National Theater, Prague, 2018

Nominations and Awards[edit]

Award Year Ballet Role Choreographer
Nominated Thalia Awards 2012 Don Quixote Kitri J. Slavicky
Won[3] Thalia Awards 2019 La fille mal gardée Lisa Sir F. Ashton
Won[4] Thalia Awards 2020 Onegin Tatiana John Cranko


  1. ^ "Alina Nanu". National Theatre. Archived from the original on 2012-10-29.
  2. ^ "Alina Nanu Interview". Prague Express (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2016-04-02.
  3. ^ "Alina Nanu - Artist Profile". CENY THÁLIE (in Czech). Archived from the original on 2020-07-11.
  4. ^ "Alina Nanu". CENY THÁLIE (in Czech). Archived from the original on 2020-11-12. Retrieved 2020-12-21.

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