Ondřej Vinklát


Ondřej Vinklát was born in Liberec (Czech Republic) in 1992 and is a graduate of the Prague Dance Conservatory. While still a student, he joined Bohemia Ballet, where he performed solo roles in productions by Petr Zuska (Bolero, Rose), Pierre Lacotte (Le Papillon) or Jiří Kylián (Indigo Rose, Un Ballo). In 2012 he joined the Czech National Ballet in Prague, where he was appointed Soloist a year later and First Soloist in 2016. His classical roles include Basil in Don Quixote, the Golden Idol in La Bayadère, the Prince in The Nutcracker, Kay in The Snow Queen or Colas in La Fille mal gardée. Modern 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 and Christian Spuck's Leonce and Lena. He has been involved in the creation process of 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, The Little Mermaid, Petr Zuska's Romeo and Juliet, Solo for Two, Libor Vaculík's Valmont and Anna Karenina. He was awarded the Thalia Prize in 2013 for his portrayal of Romeo in Petr Zuska's ballet Romeo and Juliet. He also received it in 2017 for the role of the Chosen One in Glen Tetley's Le sacre du printemps and in 2020 for Josef K. in Mauro Bigonzetti's The Trial. He was also nominated for Dancer of the Year 2018 by TANZ and Dance Europe magazines. Ondřej Vinklát left the Czech National Ballet in February 2020 and has since worked as a freelance dancer and choreographer. Back in 2015, he became co-director of the Prague dance company DEKKADANCERS together with Štěpán Pechar. In addition to his work as a choreographer, he is also a composer and songwriter.

(Information as of 2022)