The stage director, choreographer, former actor and artiste Pavel Mikuláštík was born in Prague in 1942 and studied at the Dance Conservatory in his hometown. While still a student he was engaged as a soloist first in Kladno and then in Ústí nad Labem. Since 1964 he has worked abroad, initially as a dancer and subsequently as a choreographer and stage director. He has been active at Berlin ‘s Metropol Theater and Komische Oper, theatres in Graz, Amsterdam, Basle, Freiburg, Darmstadt, and the Hans Kresnik Choreography Theatre in Bremen. His roles include, for example, Nurali in The Fountain of Bakchisaray (1961), Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (1965), the Prince in Swan Lake A.G. (1971), the title role in Petrushka (1972).
Following his dance career, he worked as a freelance drama, opera and musical stage director and choreographer in German and Swiss theatres (among them, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Kassel, Zurich, Cologne). In 1980 he established and led a children’s theatre in Mannheim and ten years later set up in Freiburg the Choreography Theatre with which in 1997 he moved to Bonn. To date, he has created more than 90 productions and as a stage director and choreographer has in recent years worked in Germany, Switzerland, Vietnam, Turkey and the Czech Republic. In 2003 Pavel Mikuláštík won the 1st NRW prize for stage direction and choreography interpretation of his work.