Tina Kay Bohnstedt

Tina Kay Bohnstedt is one of those names that will turn up frequently while doing Internet searches of the Bohnstedt name. Attempts were made to contact Ms. Bohnstedt in Northern California for an interview, but unfortunately no response was forthcoming.

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1-2. Tina Kay Bohnstedt

According to a professional bio of Tina Kay Bohnstedt on the World Wide Web:

Tina Kay Bohnstedt received her training at the Heinz-Bosl Academy in Munich, Germany.

In 1986 she won the first prize at the German Ballet Competition and in 1989 competed at the International Ballet Competition in Moscow, where she was awarded fourth place.

From 1989 to 1998 she was a principal dancer of the Bavarian National Ballet in Munich and performed leading and soloist roles in classical ballets including Kitri in Ray Barra's Don Quixote, Aurora in Peter Wright's Sleeping Beauty, Juliet in John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, Marie in John Neumeier's Nutcracker, Lisa in Sir Frederick Ashton's La Fille Mal Gardee, Gamzatti in Patrice Bart's La Bayadere. Her contemporary repertory includes works of Hans Van Mannen and Twyla Tharp, Peter Martin and Jiri Kilian, Ohat Naharin and Angelin Preljocaj.

Ms. Bohnstedt is currently a principal dancer with Diablo Ballet and guest dancer with Moving Arts Dance.

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3. Tina Kay Bohnstedt in Legend of Taj Mahal
4. A sample of Tina's work;
Radhika Dances in Madhoban (mp4 video, 5.8 mb)

Another bio states that

While in Munich, Ms. Bohnstedt performed a wide range of soloist and principal roles including Juliet in John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Kitri in Don Quixote, Lise in Frederick Ashton's La Fille Mal Gardee and Gamzatti in La Bayadere. Additionally, she has danced principal roles in the ballets of George Balanchine, John Neumeier and Hans Van Manen and toured extensively to China, the Philippines, Korea, Spain, Poland, Italy and Switzerland. Ms. Bohnstedt made her debut with Diablo Ballet in September, 1999. Since then she has been featured in Val Caniparoli's Act I Pas de Deux from Lady of the Camellias, the female lead in KT Nelson's They've Lost Their Footing, George Balanchine's Apollo as well as roles created for her by Diablo Ballet choreographers.

Besides her stage performances Tina Kay Bohnstedt performed in two ballet numbers with the Bavarian State Ballet and presented in Black Cake & Concertante, produced in 1997 and available on DVD.

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