Lukas Slavický

Direttore Corpo di ballo Compagnia Sud Bohemia

Mr. Slavicky was born in Prague, Czech Republic. At the age of six, he started his ballet training at the School of the National Theatre in Prague. In 1991, he entered The Dance Conservatory in Prague where he finished his studies in 1999. His main teachers were Jaroslav Slavicky, Pavel Zdichynec, Aneta Voleska, and Alena Drapalikova. In the course of his studies, he performed big roles from the classical repertoire such as Nutcracker, the Prince in Sleeping Beauty, and Colas in La Fille mal Gardee. In 1998, he was a guest with the National Theatre in Brno, Czech Republic as Basilio in Don Quijote. His repertoire included classical Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire, Don Quijote and Grand Pas Classique, as well as solo parts in Cadets Ball and Polovetsian Dances. He was also created on by contemporary choreographers Petr Zuska, Robert Balogh, and Alena Drapalikova. In 1997, he won Grand Prix at the International Ballet Competition in Vienna and received First Prize at the National Competition for the Czech and Slovak Republics. In 1998 he was a finalist in Prix de Lausanne and was awarded Third Prize at the International Ballet Competition in Budapest. In 1999, he took part at the International Ballet Competition in Nagoya, Japan where he was also awarded Third Prize. In 1996, 1997, and 1998, he attended the Summer Academy in Cologne, Germany where he worked with B. Keil, V. Klos, and Andrzej Ziemski. In 1999, he became a member of the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich, Germany. His first appearance was in pas de six in Giselle.
In 2000 he performed the role of Romeo in Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet. He then performed roles like the Prince in A Cinderella Story by J.Neumeier and Jeane de Brienne in Raymonda by R. Barra. In 2002, Lukas was promoted to soloist and also danced in ballets from G. Balanchine, M. Ek, J. Kylian, L. Childs and J. Neumeier.
In 2003, Lukas Slavicky was nominated for the Prix Benois de la Danse for the role of Jeane de Brienne in Raymonda (R. Barra) and received this prize on April 29, 2003 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. In May 2003 he was promoted to First Soloist after a performance of Swan Lake in Munich.
Lukas has also appeared in a few gala performances. In 1997, 1998, 1999, he danced in Ludwigsburg and Essen, Germany, in Riga, Lithuania as well as in Budapest and Vienna. In 1999 he was a guest with Jeune Ballet de France and he danced in a benefit gala for UNESCO in the Kremlin Palace in Moscow. In 1999, Czech Television (CT) made a twenty-minute documentary about him. In 2001, Lukas danced at a gala celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the Prague Dance Conservatory.
In 1999 Lukas joined the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich, Germany.
In 2001, he was promoted to demi-soloist and in 2002 to soloist.
Actually he is the artistic director of South Bohemia Ballet Company

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