Artistic Director, choreographer, dancer
Born in Liberec in 1992, Ondřej Vinklát is a graduate of the Prague Dance Conservatory (2011). While still a student, he joined the Bohemia Ballet, where he excelled in solo parts in productions such as Bolero, Rose (ch. P. Zuska), Le Papillon (ch. P. Lacotte), Indigo Rose, Un Ballo (ch. 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. Therefore his repertoire 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. 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, Mauro Bigonzetti’s Der Prozzes etc. He was part of the creation process for works like 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 CNB) Romeo and Juliet, Libor Vaculík ́s Valmont.
He was awarded the prestigious Thalia prize in 2013 for his performance of Romeo in Petr Zuska’s ballet Romeo and Juliet and in 2017 for the portrayal of the Chosen One in Glen Tetley’s Le Sacre du Printemps. Furthermore he was nominated Dancer Of The Year 2018 in the magazine TANZ and Dance Europe.
Apart from his career as a dancer he has also been continuously developing his choreographic interest. In 2015, Ondřej Vinklát, Marek Svobodník and Štěpán Pechar became the co-directors of the Prague and project based dance company DEKKADANCERS.
Choregraphy and collaboration portfoglio:
Fade In – ch. by Ondřej Vinklát, Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre 2019;
HornyBach 18+ – ch. by Ondřej Vinklát, Štěpán Pechar and Marek Svobodník, DEKKADANCERS 2019;
Dumka – ch. by Ondřej Vinklát, CNB 2018;
Metamorphosis - ch. by Ondřej Vinklát and Štěpán Pechar, director - Štěpán Benyovszký, Pilsen Ballet of DJKT 2018;
The Tsar Wants To Sleep - ch. by Ondřej Vinklát and Štěpán Pechar, Bayerische Staatsballett II, Staatsoper Munich 2017;
The Last Supper - ch. by Štěpán Pechar, Ondřej Vinklát and Marek Svobodník, director - Štěpán Benyovszký, DEKKADANCERS 2017 (winning award for best choreography of the year 2017, Operaplus);
Now Squared – ch. by Ondřej Vinklát, Prague Chamber Ballet 2016;
Delicate Arrival - ch. by Ondřej Vinklát and Štěpán Pechar, DEKKADANCERS 2015;
Bit Of Soul – ch. by Ondřej Vinklát, DEKKADANCERS 2015;
All Washed Out – ch. by Ondřej Vinklát, CNB 2015;
Pictures - ch. Ondřej Vinklát, Marek Svobodník and Štěpán Pechar, Theatre Kolowrat 2015;
131ND 56LM 31NS - ch. by Ondřej Vinklát, Štěpán Pechar and Marek Svobodník, director - Pavel Knolle, created to the occasion of the Opening Of The Theatre Season 2013/14;
As It Were – ch. by Ondřej Vinklát, CNB 2014;
Seed - ch. by Ondřej Vinklát and Štěpán Pechar, Bohemia Ballet 2013;
Right On Time - ch. by Ondřej Vinklát and Štěpán Pechar, DEKKADANCERS 2013;
The Red Button - ch. by Ondřej Vinklát and Štěpán Pechar, Bohemia Ballet 2011