Bohuslava (Slávka) Jelínková


Artist info

A native of the Czech Republic, Ms. Jelinkova received her early training at the National Conservatory of Dance in Prague, where she studied not only classical ballet technique, but a variety of other dance forms, including Eastern European folk dance. Upon graduation, she was invited to join the Opera Ballet of the National Theatre in Prague, where she danced and toured worldwide for ten years. She later attended the Prague Academy of Fine Arts, receiving a Master’s Degree in ballet pedagogy. Slávka taught extensively in the Czech Republic, including at the National Conservatory of Dance. In 1993 she was awarded a Dutch State Arts grant to pursue pedagogical studies at both the schools of modern dance and the conservatory of ballet in Rotterdam, The Hague, and Amsterdam. In 1999 Slávka moved to Michigan, where she continued to perform as a free-lance artist with Michigan area choreographers, and serves on the faculties of the Flint School of Performing Arts, the Ann Arbor Arts in Motion, and the University of Michigan. For three years she taught character dance classes and choreographed for the summer program of American Ballet Theatre. Additionally, she has had considerable experience in choreographing works for her students, and has appeared as a guest teacher at dance schools both within and outside Michigan, including the Cape Town City Ballet and Cape Junior Ballet, South Africa.

Years taught2017, 2016
SpecialtyBallet/Character Dance

Teaching schedule
Ballet onlyMTWThF/MTWThF Artisan's Courtyard2017
Dance IntensiveMTWThF/MTWThF 8:00am–5:00pmArtisan's Courtyard2017
East European Folk DanceMTWThF (week 2) 5:00–5:50pmNorth Star Dance Studio2017
Adult BalletMTWThF (week 1) 6:00–7:20pmNorth Star Dance Studio2017
East European Folk DanceMTWThF (week 2) 5:00–5:50pmNorth Star Dance Studio2016

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