Patrik HolečekFirst soloist of The Czech National Ballet
Born in Prague in 1994, Patrik Holeček graduated from the Prague Dance Conservatory in 2014, following which he was engaged at the Czech National Ballet, where two years later he was named a demi-soloist and in 2019 a soloist. In April 2021, he became a first soloist.
A gifted young artist possessing great dramatic and technical skills, elegance and charm, he has portrayed lead roles in classical and contemporary ballets alike, mastering a variety of styles and genres with aplomb within a wide spectre of dance theatre.
The National Theatre audiences have seen him in a number of classical repertoire roles. His most significant success to date is the nomination for the coveted Thalia Prize for the performance of the title role in Onegin (John Cranko). Patrik has excelled as Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée), the Prince in Swan Lake (John Cranko), the Nutcracker in The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol (Youri Vàmos), the Prince in Leonce & Lena (Christian Spuck), Colas in La Fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton), and other roles. He has also dazzled in contemporary and neoclassical choreographies, including Kafka: The Trial (Mauro Bigonzetti), Symphony No. 7 in A major (Uwe Scholz), Ohad Naharin – decadance (Ohad Naharin), in the mixed bill Timeless, in which he performed as the Father and the two boys’ solo in Le Sacre du printemps (Glen Tetley), and Serenade (George Balanchine). Patrik has danced solos in Aspects (Katarzyna Kozielska), Dumka (Ondřej Vinklát), as well as in Bella Figura, Symphony of Psalms, Petite Mort, Gods and Dogs (Jiří Kylián), and Dos soles solos (Alejandro Cerrudo).
Moreover, within the Velvet Ballet Gala in 2019 in Prague (marking the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Revolution) he danced in the choreographies Nuda (Fabio Adorisio) and Take Me With You (Robert Bondara).
Patrik has participated in tours of Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, China and Kazakhstan. In 2019, he and Kristina Kornová performed a duet from Rain (Radu Poklitaru) at the Russian Ballet Icons Gala in London.
Within the We Will Dance Through It National Theatre Gala in the spring of 2020 he performed alongside Aya Watanabe in Take Me With You (Robert Bondara).