(b Budapest, 25 Feb. 1953)
Hungarian dancer, choreographer, and director. He studied at the Hungarian State Dance Academy and at the Vaganova School and graduated into the Hungarian National Ballet in 1972, where he continued dancing as principal until 1992 and also guested around the world. He was artistic director of Hungarian State Ballet 1988–92, returning to the post from 2005 and was also artistic director of Pécs Ballet between 2001 and 2005. His first works were created for students of the Hungarian Ballet Academy, followed by creations for Pécs and the National Ballet. A list of his works includes Cristoforo (mus. Szackcsi, 1992, in which Nureyev danced his last performance) and Hymn to Man (chor. with Markó, mus Beethoven, 2006). He is recipient of numerous awards and prizes including silver medal at Varna.