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Ondřej Vinklát

Ondřej Vinklát - menší rozlišeníOndřej Vinklát is a dancer and choreographer born in Liberec. He graduated from the Prague Conservatory (2011). While still a student, he joined the Bohemia Ballet, where he excelled in solo parts in productions such as Bolero, A Rose (choreographer P. Zuska), Le Papillon (choreographer P. Lacotte), Indigo Rose, Un Ballo (choreographer J. Kylián). In 2012, he enrolled with the Czech National Ballet in Prague, where a year later he was ranked soloist and in 2016 first soloist. Ondřej is a versatile and charismatic dancer, capable of performing in classical, modern and contemporary works alike, and his repertoire thus includes a broad range of styles. Among his classical roles are Basil in Don Quixote, the Golden Buddha in La Bayadère, Prince in The Nutcracker, Kay in The Snow Queen, Colas in La Fille Mal Gardée to name a few. Contemporary choreographies include Ohad Naharin’s Decadance, Jiří Kylián’s Field Mass, Bella Figura and Gods and Dogs, William Forsythe’s In The Middle Somewhat Elevated, Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, Mauro Bigonzetti’s Kafka: The Trial. He participated in the creation process for works such as Jacopo Godani´s Reflections on the Fate of Human Forms, Emanuel Gat´s Separate Knots, Viktor Konvalinka’s GURU, Jan Kodet´s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Little Mermaid, Petr Zuska´s (former Artistic Director of the NT Ballet) Romeo and Juliet, Libor Vaculík´s Valmont.

He received the prestigious Thalia award in 2013 for his performance of Romeo in Petr Zuska’s ballet Romeo and Juliet; in 2017 for the role of the Chosen One in Glen Tetley’s Le Sacre du Printemps, and in 2020 for his portrayal of Josef K in the production Kafka: The Trial. Furthermore, he was nominated Dancer Of The Year 2018 by the magazine TANZ and Dance Europe. Apart from his career as a dancer, he is also a skilled choreographer. In 2015, Ondřej Vinklát, Marek Svobodník and Štěpán Pechar became the co-directors of the Prague company DEKKADANCERS; in 2020 they started to co- operate with Viktor Konvalinka. Ondřej Vinklát is an author or co-author of many short as well as longer choreographies for various Czech and foreign companies.