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María Matarranz de las Heras is coming to KDC on March 17

Updated: Jan 24

We are happy to invite you to our studio on Sunday, March 17, 2024, when prima ballerina María Matarranz de las Heras will visit us.

We will organize two open classes:

  • at 11:30 - advanced ballet class

  • at 13:30 - contemporary dance class

Who is María Matarranz de las Heras 

She started dancing at a local school in her native Valladolid. At the age of 13, she enrolled and graduated in 2013 from the Escuela Profesional de Danza de Castilla y León. She got her first job in the junior company Kayzer Ballet, where she worked with choreographers like Ken Ossola. At the age of 21, she began studying Superior Studies in Interpretation of Dance at the prestigious Conservatory Superior Danza María de Ávila, through which she expanded and perfected her knowledge of movement. At the Conservatory, she significantly gained maturity as a dancer by preparing and dancing choreographies by Nacho Duato, Tony Fabre and Fernando Hernando Magadan. At the same time, she participated in several dance productions staged at the Royal Theater in Madrid, the Grand Theater in Geneva, and performed at a private gala event of the famous Dutch Dance Theater (NDT).

At the age of 23, she joined the Landes Theater Detmold, under the artistic direction of Richard Lowe, where for two years she performed numerous leading roles (such as Clara in The Nutcracker). She joined the Rijeka Ballet at the beginning of the 2019/2020 season, and so far she has danced in: "The Nutcracker" by Mauro de Candija (the leading role of Maria); "Allegra", "Cipki" and "Sacred of Spring" by Maša Kolar; "To Blazing Water" by Andonis Foniadakis; "Odysseys" by Walter Matteini (the main female role of Penelope); and "Pathetic" by Douglas Lee. "Spanish Rhapsody" by Filipe Portugal . "Romeo and Juliet" by Jiri Bubenicek (the main female role Julia). "n (u/O) minous" by Ludmila Komkova"4 never" by Jeroen Verbruggen. "Adam and Eve" by Maša Kolar.

She just got the Nagradam Hrvatskog glumista, for her role in Juliet.

You are invited to register at:

Ballet class - advanced (90 min):

When: Sunday, March 17, starting at 11:30 (90 min) - please arrive at the studio at least 20 minutes early for formalities and preparations.

The class will consist of exercises at the pole and in the center, with an emphasis on:

  • more complex ballet techniques and movements,

  • perfected form, flexibility and strength,

  • work on musicality and different movement dynamics,

  • intermediate to advanced combinations and small choreographies.

Contemporary class - advanced (120 min):

When: Sunday, March 17, starting at 1:30 p.m. (120 min) - please arrive at the studio at least 20 minutes early for formalities and preparations.

Explore the fusion between the form and the knowledge of executing certain movements:

  • Focusing on fluidity, expression, and creative movement.

  • Starting with an emphasis on body awareness, utilizing various imagery and tasks during the improvisation to discover different movements of the entire body.

  • Progressing to technical floor work exercises to enhance strength, flexibility, and grounded movement.

  • Continuing with exercises that involve transitioning from the floor to standing, working on fluidity in movement and transitions.

  • Concluding with diagonals of jumps and coordination exercises to enhance participants' agility, coordination, and musicality.

  • The workshop may include the possibility of learning a short phrase of contemporary choreography, providing participants with an opportunity to apply the techniques and concepts explored during the session.

Where: Katja Dance Company, Letališka 27, Ljubljana

Parking; Parking at Letališka cesta infront of the building (right of the entry gate)


  • 30 EUR - single class

  • 50 EUR - package of both classes

Registration and payment

The number of places is limited. Both classes will be held if there is a sufficient number of registrants.

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