Roman Lazik

Roman Lazik
Principal Dancer

Roman was born in Bratislava, Slovakia, and trained at the Conservatory of his native town. He danced with the Slovakian National Ballet, the PACT Ballet in Pretoria/South Africa and the Israel Ballet before joining the Bavarian State Ballet in season 2000-01 as second soloist. His first roles included Carnival prince in Cranko's Romeo and Juliet and Rothbart in Swan Lake, followed by a created role in Lucinda Childs' Haendel/Corelli and Solor in La Bayadère. He was promoted to first soloist in season 2001-02. New roles in that season included Matador in Don Quijote, Jean de Brienne in Raymonda and Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew. He also danced in Jerome Robbins' In the Night and Jacopo Godani's After Dark. In May 2002 he gave his début as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, other roles during season 2002-03 were Lysander and Oberon in John Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream, soli in Kylián's Bella Figura, Neumeier's Jupiter-Sinfonie and Dawn, William Forsythe's Artifact II and the second detail. Roman was promoted to Principal Dancer in September 2003.

New roles 2003/2004:
Prinz Désiré in Dornröschen (Premiere, Marius Petipa/Ivan Liška)
Apartment (Mats Ek)
Armand in Die Kameliendame (John Neumeier)

Two (Hans van Manen, Premiere, Deutsche Eraufführung)
Black Cake (Hans van Manen)
Agon (George Balanchine)

Octavian in Die silberne Rose/The Silver Rose (Graeme Murphy). Kreierte Rolle
Elemental (Jacopo Godani). Kreierte Rolle
Sylvia Pas de deux (George Balanchine)
Albrecht in Giselle (Peter Wright)

Graf Paris in Romeo and Juliet (Cranko)
Lankedem in Le Corsaire (Petipa, Liska)
Solo in Chamber Symphony (Childs)
"The Man" in Song of the Earth (MacMillan)

Roman Lazik left the company in the season 2006/2007.