Lenka Kniha Bartůňková - PROFIL

1981 26. April in Prague, Czech Republic

1994 finished in elementary school with extende dance lessons of dance in Prague6. At the same time she attended courses in the Dance centre Prague under the guidace A. Schneider

1999 dance conservatory Duncan Centre – graduated
2001 graduated from higher professional education of conservatory Duncan Centre
2005 graduated from a high school of dance Folkwang Hochschule, Essen, Germany

2018 certification SEFTE ( senior friendly teacher)

2019 certification Pilates

2005  1st prize of choreographic competition of Jarmila Jeřábková with the solo „Libera me“

2006  nomination for the choreographic prize Cena SAZKY for the “discovery in dance” with the choreography “Out into the world” obtaining a scholarship in New York, where she was claborating with organizations Dance theater and Movement research.

2008  1st prize of the choreographic competition Cena SAZKY  for the “discovery in dance” with the  choreography “Library”

2008  residence in Barcelona in art studio Area tangent. During her stay she made a choreography “El puente” (sitespecific) for the festival La temporada alta in Girona

2010  was representing Czech Republic at the world exhibition Expo 2010 in Shanghai with her solo “Lagrima”

2010 residence in Marseille by Lieuxpublics. She was performing a sitespecific dance solo “Lagrima” at Saint Charles stairs.


BcA. Lenka Kniha Bartůňková Dipl.um was born in Prague. Her first experience with the education of mevement was with modern gymnastic when she was five years old. During her studies at elementary scholl she was doing dance classes with the teachor P. Veleta and at the same time she was visiting dance classes at the dance studio Dance Centre under the leadership A. Schneider. After that she decided to continue with the direction of dance and six years she was studing dance conservatory Duncan Centre under the leadership Eva Blažíčková and where she was studing under quidance of czech and international teachors. After that she was studiing at the german High school Folkwang Hochschule in Essen at dance department. During her stay she was studiing under leadershop of teachers and dancers from Pina Bausch company and several years was colaborating with the german Renegade company, which deals with the interconnection of contemporary dance, theater and street dance. Two years she was living in Spain, where she was working as a teacher, choreographer and where she was dancing in a project Kiosko das almas perdidas” by Roberto Olivan.

As a dancer and choreographer she was cooperating with: Lorca Renoux, Samir Akika, company LaFura dels Baus, Norbert Steinwartz, Ioana Mona Popovici, Chikako Kaido, Marcus Michalowsky, Maya Lipsker, Ben Riepe, Eva van de Rakt, Chiara Girolomini , Oriol Aymat Fuste , Petra Hauerová, Kristýna Celbová, Mirka Eliášová, Petr Tyc, dance company Verte, dance company Nanohach.

Dance movies : Face to face, Four letters My name is Luisa, The stories of milkmans wife.

Sitespecific performance : Fimfárum (30 min.)- made for the aniversary of dance school Duncan Center in Prague and then was performed at the premiere of a movie Fimfarum by Aurel Klimt. Lágrima (10 min) world exhibition Expo 2010 Shanghai, Czech dance Platforme,Festival Tanec Praha, Ghana, Francie

In 2005 got a first prize at the choreographic competition of Jarmila Jeřábkova  for the solo “Libera me”. In 2006 got a scholarship New York. In 2008 got a scholarship to Barcelona.Two times was nominated for a main prize of choreographic competition Cena Sazky which she got in 2008 for the duet “Library”. In 2010 was representing Czech Republic at the worl exhibition Expo in Shanghai.

Lenka Kniha B. works as a dancer, choreographer and theacher of contemporary dance and physical theater and  Pilates technic. She worked in. UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Luxemburg,New York, Kazachstan, Jordan, China (Macao, Šanghaj) Africa (Zimbabwe, Ghana )


Her aim is to continue the international exchange and dissemination of experience in the dance and art world.For this reason she founded an association for culture FARO moving space z.s.