Mr Richard Hlinka graduated from the Eva Jaczová Dance Conservatoire in Bratislava. He undertook study visits of the International Ballet-Wolfsegg 2002 and the Ballet Masterclasses 2003. In 2003 and 2006, Richard participated in the International Ballet Contest in Brno; in 2003 he got through to the finals of the International Ballet Contest in Vienna. In the years 2005-2006 he was engaged by the ballet troupe of the Divadlo Josefa Kajetána Tyla Theatre in Plzeň where he performed in the choir in ballet, operatic and musical stagings.
Since the inception of the 2007/2008 season a member of the Prague State Opera ballet company, he has danced among other parts those of the phantom in Libor Vaculík’s ballet The Phantom of the Opera, Hilarion in Giselle, the jester in Swan Lake, or in the Russian dance of The Sleeping Beauty – the Czar’s Last Daughter.