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Ondřej Vinklát

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Ondřej Vinklát graduated from the Dance Conservatory in Prague in 2011. In 2009, while still attending the conservatory, he joined the dance ensemble TKP Bohemia Balet where he attracted attention for brilliant solo performances in Bolero and other ballet productions such as Sinfonietta, Le Papillon (music by Jacques Offenbach, choreography Maria Taglioni), Indigo Rose (Yaron Daffan, Jiří Kylián), Suite en blanc (Édouard Lalo, Serge Lifar), Rose, Gayane and other ballet productions. He is a versatile type of dancer capable of performing in classical as well as contemporary repertoire. Together with Kateřina Plachá, he was awarded the Grand Prix Award for the Senior Duo category at the 3 rd year of the international festival Ballet Days Olomouc in 2011.

In 2012, he joined the ballet ensemble of the National Theatre in Prague where he became the soloist in the season 2013/14. He performed in the roles (among others) of Basilio in Don Quijote, Krabat in Krabat – the Sorcerer's Apprentice or Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. He is also a guest dancer on other stages such as the Theatre of J. K. Tyl in Pilsen (his latest role there was Vronsky in Anna Karenina). He and his colleague Štěpán Pechar created several choreographies such as Červenej čudlik (The Red Button) or Přesně včas (Right on Time). He is a co-author (together with Marek Svobodník and Štěpán Pechar) of the choreography titled 131ND 56LM 31NS performed for the ceremonial opening of the National Theatre’s 2013/2014 season. In 2013, he received the prestigious Thalia Award for his role in the ballet performance Romeo and Juliet in choreography by P. Zuska in 2013.