Adam Zvonař

First soloist of The Czech National Ballet

Born in Plzeň, at the tender age of three he began attending the ballet school within the local J. K.Tyl Theatre (under the tutelage of Bohumila Mejcharová), and at the age of eleven he enrolled at the Prague Dance Conservatoire. He was taught by Jaroslav Slavický, Kateřina Slavická, Miroslav Hajn, Alena Drapalíková, Jurij Slipič, Zdena Nemcová, Ljubov Dančenko and other pedagogues. While still a student, he danced mainly solo roles, including the Prince in The Sleeping Beauty, choreographed by Jaroslav Slavický, and was successful in several dance competitions, e.g. in Brno in 2006 (3rd prize in the Junior category) and at the Prix Carpeux Valencien in France (2nd prize in the Pas de deux category and 3rd in the Professional category ). In 2008 he obtained a scholarship to study with Suzanne Farrell in Washington D.C. He completed his Prague Dance Conservatoire studies in 2009 with a graduation concert at which he performed the role of Frondoso in the ballet Laurencia and in Jiří Kylián’s Songs of a Wayfarer.
In the 2009/2010 season Adam became a member of Prague’s National Theatre Ballet, in the 2011 was named a demi-soloist and the following year a soloist. Audiences have had the opportunity to see him as Conrad in Le Corsaire within the mixed bill Ballet Mania and as the Prince in Swan Lake (choreography: Kenneth Greve), Prince in The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol (choreography: Youri Vàmos), Princ Desiré in The Sleeping Beauty (choreography: Javier Torres) and in George Balanchine’s famous choreography Theme and Variations in the triple mixed bill Americana III.
During the season, Adam and his partner Radka Příhodová prepared for the summer ballet competition in Istanbul, where they advanced to the semi-final, as well as the competition in Olomouc, where they won the Grand Prix Olomouc 2010. They were trained for the competition by Michaela Černá, Nikola Márová, Alexandre Katsapov and Zuzana Šimáková, who created for them the modern choreography I’m Waiting.
With the National Theatre Ballet he has appeared as a guest in Bonn, Madrid and Terrassa, Spain, where he dazzled in the Pas de deux Satanella.

Since 2013/14 season he became demi-soloist of the Bayerisches Staatsballett in Munich. He came to the Czech Naional Ballet company in the season 2017/2018. He became first soloist in the season 2018/2019.


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