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Adam Zvonař

Adam Zvonař

First soloist of The Czech National Ballet


Principal dancer with the Czech National Ballet. An elegant danseur noble with exceptional technique, an amazing soloist as well as partner in pas de deux. His artistry, natural talent and intelligence make his characters alive on stage and help him excel in any dance technique from classical ballet to variety of contemporary styles. He was named a principal dancer in 2018, he was also a soloist with Bayerische Staatsballett in Munich. 

Adam Zvonař was born in Pilsen, graduated from Dance Conservatory Prague and trained in Washington D. C. with Suzanne Farrell. During his studies he won 3rd prize in Junior category at International Ballet Competition in Brno (2006), 2nd prize in Pas de deux category and 3rd prize in Professional category at Prix Carpeaux Valenciennes. 

He joined the Czech National Ballet in 2009, in 2011 he was named a demi-soloist, in 2012 a soloist. He danced the roles of prince Siegfried in Swan Lake (Greve), prince Desiré in Sleeping Beauty (Torres) and the main male part in Theme and Variations by George Balanchine.

Between 2013 and 2017 he was a demi-soloist at the Bayerische Staatsballett in Munich. There he danced a number of roles from the world repertoire such as Mercutio and Paris in Romeo and Juliet (Cranko), Gaston Rieux in The Lady of the Camelias (Neumeier), Lensky in Onegin (Cranko) or Konrad and Ali in Le Corsaire (Liška, Fullington), soloist roles in In the Night (Robbins), Unitxt (Siegal) and Choreatium (Massine). 

In 2017 he came back to the Czech National Ballet, where he was named a principal dancer in 2018. His principal roles include prince Siegfried (Swan Lake; Cranko), Solor (La Bayadère; Torres), Bobbie and Nutcracker (Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol; Vàmos), Colas (La Fille mal gardée; Ashton) and the title role of Onegin (Cranko).
He also danced in ballets by George Balanchine (Serenade), Petr Zuska (1st symphony in D major), Michael Corder (Snow Queen), Jan Kodet (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice / Krabat), Libor Vaculík (Valmont) or Jiří Kylián (Petite Mort, Bella Figura) and Glen Tetley (The Rite of Spring). 

He won an annual Opera Plus Award for his solo part in Unitxt, in 2012 and 2016 he was one of the nominees for Thalia Award. With his on and off stage partner Radka they competed in many ballet competitions. In 2010 he won the main prize at international ballet competition Grand Prix Olomouc as well as a prize for the best individual dancer at II. international choreographic competition in Pilsen. In 2018 he and Radka joined the Russian TV competition Bolshoi Ballet and were the first foreign dance couple to compete.
Adam danced in many international galas and tours in Spain, South America or China. In 2018 he danced at gala in Karlsruhe (with the Czech National Ballet soloist Kristýna Němečková) and at Festival Internacional de Ballet de la Habana „Alicia Alonso“ in Cuba (alongside the Czech National Ballet principal dancer Nikola Márová). 


Prince Siegfried (Swan Lake), Bobbie, Nutcracker (Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol; Vàmos), prince Désiré (Sleeping Beauty; Torres), Jiřík (Goldilocks; Kodet), Toník (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice / Krabat; Kodet), Vikomt de Valmont (Valmont; Vaculík), Kai (The Snow Queen; Corder), Solor (La Bayadère; Torres), Colas (La Fille mal gardée; Ashton), Lawyer (Kafka: The Trial; Bigonzetti), prince Leonce (Leonce & Lena; Spuck), Onegin, Gremin (Onegin; Cranko), Mitch (A Streetcar Named Desire; Neumeier), Romeo (Romeo and Juliet; Cranko). 
Tchaikovsky, pas de deux, Theme and Variations, Serenade (Balanchine), Petite Mort, Bella Figura (Kylián), 1st Symphony in D major (Zuska), Aspects (Kozielska), Vertigo (Bigonzetti), The Rite of Spring (Tetley), The Second Detail (Forsythe), Moving Rooms (Pastor), Frank Bridge Variations (Van Manen). 

Update: December 13, 2023