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Marek Svobodník

Marek Svobodník

Demisoloist of The Czech National Ballet


A graduate of the Brno Conservatory, Marek Svobodník launched his career as a dancer at the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in Ostrava (2003–2006), followed by engagements with Laterna magika in Prague (2006–2008) and the National Theatre in Brno, where he held the post of soloist (2008–2012).

At the present time, he is a member of the Czech National Ballet and also performs as a permanent guest with Laterna magika. A gifted and charismatic dancer, he has mainly appeared in modern ballets, excelling in, for instance, the role of Father in Glen Tetley’s Le sacre du printemps (the mixed bill Timeless), as well as Jiří Kylián’s works (Petite Mort).

Owing to his singular expressive qualities, he has also been cast as Rothbart in Swan Lake (Cranko), King Peter of Popo in Leonce & Lena (Spuck), Scrooge in The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol (Vàmos), and other roles. 

Moreover, Marek has worked with the ProART Company, Pas de Theatre, the Alternative Theatre Department of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and the Council of Ballet Elders. Since 2012, he has been a member of the DEKKADANCERS company.

He has also created his own choreographies. They include Production Meeting (České Budějovice, 2019), Fight for One Thing (Velvet Gala, National Theatre, 2019) HornyBach (DEKKADANCERS, 2019), Tatabojs – Nanopicture Live 2019 (Tatabojs + DEKKADANCERS), Hangar18 (DEKKADANCERS, 2018), Petite Corde (Bayerisches Staatsballett II, 2018), Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (National Moravian-Silesian Theatre Opera, 2018), The Last Supper (DEKKADANCERS, 2017), Afternoon of a Faun (České Budějovice, 2017), A Moment of POEtry (PKB, 2016), Pictures (Kolowrat Theatre in Prague, 2014), Catch27 (National Theatre in Brno, 2013) and The Devil’s Story (National Theatre in Brno, 2012).