Jiří Jelínek (ballet dancer)
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Jiří Jelínek (born 1977) is a Czech ballet dancer. He was a principal dancer with the National Theatre Ballet (Prague) and The Stuttgart Ballet. He joined the National Ballet of Canada as a principal dancer in January 2010. He is known for his combination of a powerful stage presence and his partnering skills. The Czech dancer is particularly renowned for his portrayal of Onegin in John Cranko's Onegin. He has danced with many ballerinas including Polina Semionova, Sue Jin Kang, Bridget Breiner, Alicia Amatriain, Katia Wunsche, Xiao Nan Yu, Sonia Rodriquez, Heather Odgen, Barbora Kohoutková, Tereza Podarilova, Tatiana Juricova, Zuzana Susova, Jayne Smeulders, and Ljubov Andreeva.