Friedemann Vogel

Principal Dancer, Stuttgart Ballet, “Kammertaenzer”

Friedemann Vogel was born in Stuttgart. He received his initial ballet training at the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart and subsequently received the John Gilpin scholarship to study with Marika Besobrasova at the Académie de Danse Classique Princesse Grasse in Monaco.

He showed his outstanding talent by winning several international ballet competition awards including the Prix de Lausanne and the Erik-Bruhn-Competition for young dancers in Toronto. At the beginning of the season 1998/99 he joined the Stuttgart Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet. In June 2002, Friedemann Vogel was appointed to Principal Dancer. In 2015 he was awarded the national title of “Kammertaenzer”, the highest status a dancer can achieve in Germany.

With the Stuttgart Ballet Friedemann Vogel has danced numerous major roles in full-length ballets by renowned choreographers. His repertoire includes the leading roles in ballets of John Cranko such as Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and the title role in Onegin as well as Prince Desiré in Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée nach Petipa), Albrecht in Giselle (after Coralli, Perrot, Petipa), James in La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss) and Armand Duval in The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier). Furthermore Friedemann Vogel has performed in ballets by Mikhail Fokine, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Kenneth MacMillan, Maurice Béjart, Glen Tetley, William Forsythe etc. Many choreographers have created roles especially for him, including Wayne McGregor, Mauro Bigonzetti, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Christian Spuck, Itzik Galili and Marco Goecke who created his full length Orlando for him.

Friedemann Vogel is frequently invited to dance as a guest artist by prestigious companies all over the world including the Bolshoi Ballet, English National Ballet, La Scala in Milan and the Mikhailovsky Ballet in St. Petersburg. He is a regular guest at many international galas.