Chladek, Rosalia

BORN 12 May 1905, Brno, Moravia - DIED 3 Jul 1995, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 40, Nummer 173)

Rosalia Chladek received musical education from Margarete Kallab in Brünn from 1918 to 1921. She continured her education at the school in Hellerau near Dresden until 1924 and in 1922 she joined the school's dance group Kratina. In 1923 she debuted as a solo dancer in Dresden and from 1924 to 1928 she was a teacher at her former school, that moved to Austria near Vienna in 1925 and was then known as the Hellerau-Laxenburg school.

In 1928 she performed in Berlin for the first time and until 1930 she worked at the Conservatory in Basel where she started to develop her own system. Like others in her time she moved away from classical ballet to a new expressive style. In her system she used deliberate changes in body tension.

She also worked as a choreographer at the Stadttheater in Basel and she was the artistical leader of the Hellerau-Laxenburg dance group until 1938. From 1940 to 1952 she worked at the Conservatory in Vienna. During that time she also worked for the Volkstheater and the Burgtheater. From 1952 to 1970 she was the Director of the Department of Artistic Dance at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. She continued to work during the 1980s and she died in 1995 in Vienna.


The grave of Rosalia Chladek at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2009)


Rosalia Chladek – Wikipedia

Chodowiecki, Daniel

Published: 14 Jul 2019
Last update: 01 Mar 2022