Marek Svobodník

Marek Svobodník

Demisoloist of The Czech National Ballet


After completing his studies at the Brno Dance Conservatory, in 2003 he was engaged at the Moravian-Silesian National Theatre Ballet in Ostrava. In 2006 he joined the Laterna magika company in Prague, where he remained for two seasons. In 2008 he began working at Brno’s National Theatre Ballet, where a year later he became a soloist. Since the autumn of 2012 he has danced at the National Theatre in Prague.

Owing to his performing skills and dazzling stage presence, he has portrayed a wide spectrum of both classical and modern repertoire roles, including the titular characters in the ballets Spartacus and Othello (Moravian-Silesian National Theatre), the Seducer in Wonderful Circus (Laterna magika), the Narrator in Cayetano Soto’s choreography Carmen, Valmont in Krystof Pastor’s Dangerous Liaisons, the Gigolo in Youri Vàmos’s Coppélia from Montmartre and the solo part in Uwe Scholz’s choreography The Creation (National Theatre in Brno).

The roles he has portrayed at the National Theatre in Prague include Hilarion in Giselle (opposite Svetlana Zakharova), Toník in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Jiřík in Goldilocks, Scrooge in The Nutcracker - A Christmas Carol, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet and Rothbart in Swan Lake (the latter two roles he had previously danced in other productions). He also regularly appears as a guest in Laterna magika performances.

Marek Svobodník has created choreographies for performances and projects for the National Theatre in Brno and the Dance Valmez festival, collaborated with the Pro-Art and Dekkadancers ensembles, as well as the Department of Alternative Theatre at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He, Ondřej Vinklát and Štěpán Pechar conceived together the choreography 131ND 56LM 31NS for the opening of the National Theatre’s 2013/14 season.

Current roles