First soloist of the Ballet,choreographer
Born in Liberec, 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 the productions Bolero and Rose (chor.: P. Zuska), Sinfonietta (chor.: P. Šmok), Le Papillon (chor.: P. Lacotte), Indigo Rose, Un Ballo (chor.: J. Kylián), and Dekka pod dekou (chor.: V. Konvalinka, T. Rychetský).
A versatile and charismatic dancer, he is capable of performing in classical and contemporary works alike.
In 2012, he was engaged by the Czech National Ballet, where a year later he was named a soloist and in 2016 a first soloist. His repertoire includes the roles of Basil in Don Quixote, Krabat in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Knight Danceny in Valmont, the Golden Buddha in La Bayadère, Father in The Nutcracker and the Cuddly Mouse, Kay in The Snow Queen, the Prince in The Little Mermaid, and others. He has also shown his talent and charisma in modern choreographies, including Petr Zuska’s Solo for the Two of Us and Tremble, Ohad Naharin’s decadance, Jiří Kylián’s Field Mass, William Forsythe’s In The Middle Somewhat Elevated, Jerome Robbins’s Fancy Free, Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, and Viktor Konvalinka’s GURU. In the 2017/18 season, he dazzled in the premiere of the production of Glen Tetley’s Le sacre du printemps within the mixed bill Timeless; he was awarded the Thalia Prize 2017 for the portrayal of the Chosen One. In 2013, Ondřej Vinklát received the prestigious accolade for his performance of Romeo in Petr Zuska’s ballet Romeo and Juliet.
Ever since the time of his studies, he has gravitated towards choreographing. In 2015, Ondřej Vinklát, Marek Svobodník and Štěpán Pechar assumed the lead of the DekkaDancers, and went on to create a number of original works: Červenej čudlik (Red Gadget, Vinklát and Pechar), Přesně včas (Just in Time, Vinklát and Pechar), Křehký vrh (Tender Toss, Vinklát and Pechar), Proměna (Metamorphosis, Vinklát and Pechar), Poslední večeře (The Last Supper, Vinklát, Svobodník, Pechar). Moreover, Ondřej Vinklát has created the choreographies Jakoby (As It Were), All Washed Out, Bit Of Soul, Teď na druhou (Now Squared).