Filip Barankiewicz

Freelance Ballet Master & Coach, Artistic Director of Czech National Ballet

Filip Barankiewicz was born in Warsaw, Poland. In 1986, he began his ballet training at the National Ballet School in his home city and performed in various ballets in Warsaw and Lódz. During that time Emil Wesolowski created a role on him in The Way. In 1991 he won the Waslaw Nijinsky Medal. In 1995, he graduated and won the first prize at the National Ballet Competition in Poland. In the same year he was a finalist at the “Grand Prix d’Eurovision for young dancers” in Lausanne. He continued his studies with Marika Besobrasova at the Académie de Dance Classique in Monte Carlo where he received a scholarship sponsored by the Nureyev Foundation and graduated in 1996.

Filip Barankiewicz joined the Stuttgart Ballet in the same year. He was promoted to Demi Soloist in September 2000, to Soloist in September 2001. His promotion to Principal Dancer followed in September 2002. Filip Barankiewicz joins the Stuttgart Ballet on tours all around the world. Since 2003 he is dancing as a permanent guest with the National Theatre Prague, Czech Republic, where he performed Siegfried in Swan Lake as well as Petrucchio in The Taming of the Shrew and the title role in Onegin (both: John Cranko) which he performed with different partners such as Tereza Podařilová, Barbora Kohoutková, Ivana Illienko, Sue Jin Kang, Maria Eichwald and Alicia Amatriain.

Furthermore he appeared in several Galas in Prague, Poznań and Krakow as well as in Bodrum, Salzburg, Karlsruhe and Pforzheim. He also danced Petrucchio as a guest with the Ballet do Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, with the Norwegian National Ballet, with the Leipzig Ballet, with the Ballet of the Semperoper Dresden, where he danced with Leslie Heylmann in 2008 at her Farewell performance, and with the West Australian Ballet. In 2008 he also danced a Pas de deux from John Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew with Leslie Heylmann in Birmingham at the Farewell Gala for Desmond Kelly, the outgoing Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. In 2004 Filip Barankiewicz danced the male title role in Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko) as well as the role of Albrecht in Giselle in 2006 as a guest of the Companhia Nacional de Bailado, Lisbon.

In 2009 he also danced Romeo at the Vienne State Opera with Polina Semionova as his Juliet. In 2003, 2006 and 2009 Filip Barankiewicz has been invited to the World Ballet Festival Tokyo, Japan where he danced with internationally renowned female dancers Alessandra Ferri, Alina Cojocaru and Maria Eichwald. In 2010 he guested with Maria Eichwald at the Polish National Ballet in his hometown Warsaw in John Cranko’s Onegin. At the beginning of 2013 Ballet Director Ivan Cavallari invited him to dance Basilio in the World Premiere of Don Quichotte ou l’illusion perdue by Rui Lopes Graça at the Ballet de l’Opèra du Rhin. In November 2013 he danced the Pas de deux My way (Stephan Thoss) with Alexander Zaitsev at the Gala during the Festival “Three Centuries of World Ballet“ on the occasion of the 240th Anniversary of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. On March 29, 2014 he danced with the famous Japanese dancer Miyako Yoshida at the NHK Gala in Tokyo. In April 2014 he was part of the performance when Roberto Bolle was awarded the UNESCO medal in Paris.

He returns to Warsaw again as a guest artist where he performed the part of Basilio in Don Quixote. On 8 June 2014 he danced with Aleksandra Liashenko’s partner in her brilliant portrayal of Kitri at Polish National Ballet.

Filip Barankiewicz also successfully completed his ballet pedagogue education in 2003. Besides dancing Filip Barankiewicz also works as guest trainer at the Polish National Ballet in Warsaw as well as at the Ballet of the Czech National Theatre Prague. At the Stuttgart Ballet he gave class and coached rehearsals of The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko),  Onegin (John Cranko ) and Giselle (prod.: Reid Anderson, Valentina Savina) during 2014.

In 2014 he has also coach the rehearsals of John Cranko’s Onegin at the Royal Swedish Ballet Stockholm and at the Finnish National Ballet in Helsinki. During his stays in Stockholm and Helsinki he also gave class.

Since September 2014 he is freelance principal dancer, coach and guest teacher.

On the 15 November 2014 he is dancing the premiere of Cranko’s Taming of the Shrew with The Baden State Ballet Karlsruhe. Blythe Newmann Australian born ballerina is his partner on this occasion.


During first half of 2015 he has been invited as a guest ballet master to Opera National de Bordeaux, Estonian National Ballet , Korean National Ballet to Stage Cranko’s Taming of the Shrew. He also will perform Aids-Gala in Salzburg and „Gala des Etoiles with Svetlana Zakharova“ in Luxembourg.

From September 2015 he is a guest ballet master with the Stuttgart Ballet. Assisting overall repertory and taking responsibility on choreographic works from William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Hans van Manen, Maximiliano Guera.

In October/ November 2015 he was assisting Jane Bourne. They staged Cranko’s Taming of the Shrew in Warsaw at Polish National Ballet.  From 21-24 March 2016 he was invited as juror to Vienna ( VIBE International Ballet Competition ). During  May 2016 teaching ballet company in Bordeaux under leadership of Charles Jude. In June he re-staged Taming of the Shrew in Seoul at the Korean National Ballet.

In July 2016 he was juror in Ballet Competition - Sorento.

In summer 2016 Filip has received the privilege to stage John Cranko Onegin in Santiago de Chile under direction of Marcia Haydee. In October 2016 he was invited by Artistic Director Karen Kain (the National Ballet of Canada) to teach classes and coach the company. March 2017 he returns to Opera Bordeaux and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo as guest teacher. He still continues coaching and teaching   the Stuttgart Ballet company during spring 2017.

From the 2017/2018 season, Filip will be next Artistic Director of the Czech National Ballet in Prague. As a commitment of this appointment on the 21 of June 2015 he organized a " Dance Gala " at the State Opera in Prague in order to introduce himself as a new leader of CNB.


Leading and Solo Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet

A Streetcar Named Desire (John Neumeier): Allan Gray, Doctor, Paper Boy

Corps (Hans van Manen)

Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins): Role in Green

Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra): Basilio

Edward II (David Bintley): Gaveston, Warwick

Forgotten Land (Jiří Kylián): Couple in Black

Fratres (John Neumeier)

Gaîté parisienne (Maurice Béjart): Offenbach, Friend, Pas de deux „The Lovers“

Giselle (Production: Reid Anderson, Valentina Savina): Albrecht, Peasant-Pas de deux

I fratelli – The Brothers (Mauro Bigonzetti): Rocco

Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko): 1st Movement

Krabat (Demis Volpi): The Master

La fille mal gardée (Sir Frederick Ashton): Colas. Widow Simone

La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss, after August Bournonville): James

Las Hermanas (Sir Kenneth MacMillan): Pepe

Le sacre du printemps (Glen Tetley)

No More Play (Jiří Kylián)

Onegin (John Cranko): Onegin, Lenski

Orma (Mauro Bigonzetti)

Return to a strange Land (Jiří Kylián)

Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio

Serenade (George Balanchine)

Siebte Sinfonie (Uwe Scholz): male leading role

Slice to Sharp (Jorma Elo)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto (George Balanchine)

Swan Lake (John Cranko): Prince Siegfried, Benno

The four Temperaments (George Balanchine): Sanguinic

The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko): Moondog

The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier): des Grieux and Gaston

The Sleeping Beauty (Márcia Haydée after Marius Petipa): Carabosse, Prince Desiré, The blue Bird, Prince of the East, Ali Baba

The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan): male leading role

The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Petrucchio, Hortensio

Theme and Variations (George Balanchine): male leading role

Two Pieces for HET (Hans van Manen)

Urlicht (William Forsythe)

Specially created Roles

(Im)paired Ground (James Sutherland)

Igor Poems (Kevin O’Day)

Nautilus (Wayne McGregor)

nocturne (Christian Spuck)

RED in 3. (Jorma Elo)

The Shaking Tent (Marc Spradling)

The Way (Emil Wesokowski)


Specially created Roles at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers

Antigone.Thyristor.Theben (Corinna Spieth)

Further Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet

5 Tangos (Hans van Manen)

Arena (Glen Tetley)

Ashes (Daniela Kurz)

Brouillards (John Cranko)

dreamdeepdown (Kevin O´Day)

Jeu de Cartes (John Cranko)

Kleines Requiem (Hans van Manen)

Les Bourgeois (Ben van Cauwenbergh)

Now and Then (John Neumeier)

Song of the Earth (Sir Kenneth MacMillan)

Symphony in C (George Balanchine)

The Flame of Paris (Wassili Wainonen): Pas de deux

Troy Game (Robert North)

Vers un Pays Sage (Jean Christophe Maillot)

Voluntaries (Glen Tetley)



Tours and Guest Performances

- Paris, Italy, Japan, South Korea, USA, Luxembourg, Bangkok, Singapore, Macau

- since 2003 permanent guest at the National Theater Prague: Siegfried in Swan Lake, Petrucchio in The Taming of the Shrew and the title role in Onegin (both: John Cranko)

- Petrucchio in The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko) also as guest with the Ballet do Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, the Norwegian National Ballet in Oslo, the Leipzig Ballet, the Ballet of the Semperoper Dresden and the West Australian Ballet, The Baden State Ballet Karlsruhe

- 2003, 2006, 2009: 10th, 11th and 12th World Ballet Festival in Tokyo

- 2003: Gala in Cremona, Italy, with Alessandra Ferri

- 2009 and 2010: Roberto Bolle and Friends

- 2012: Hommage à Marika Besobrasova, Benefit Gala in Florenz

- 2012: XI. St. Petersburg International Ballet Award Dance Open

- 2013: Basilio in the world Premiere Don Quichotte ou l’illusion perdue by Rui Lopes Graça at the Ballet de l’Opèra du Rhin

- 2013: Pas de deux My way (Stephan Thoss) with Alexander Zaitsev at the Gala during the Festival „Three Centuries of World Ballet“ on the occasion of the 240th Anniversary of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

- 2014: NHK Gala in Tokyo with Miyako Yoshida; Aids-Gala in Salzburg; performance when Roberto Bolle was awarded the UNESCO medal in Paris and Basilio at Warsaw National Ballet