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Jirí Bubenícek

Name: Jirí Bubenícek

Birthplace: Prague

Training: Prag Dance Conservatory

Prix de Lausanne: 1992 “Prix Espèces”

Previous companies/positions: Principal Dancer in Hamburg Ballet (1993-2006)

Current company/position: Principal Dancer of the Dresden Semperoper Ballet (since 2006)

Favorite roles/choreographies: Vaclav Nijinsky in “Nijinsky” (creation from Mr. John Neumeier), Petruchio in “Taming of the Shrew” John Cranko, Arman Duval in J. Neumeier´s “Die Kameliendame”, works by Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian, W. Forsythe and many others…

Career highlight: Working with John Neumeier

Message to the Prix de Lausanne candidates: Dear dancers, take every possibilities that you have to go on stage. That´s the place you learn the most. Make it yours and all your dreams will come true. Work hard, think a lot and never stop learning! And once you are on stage, just dance with your heard and soul.

Message to the Prix de Lausanne organisation: Because of this competition, myself and so many that I know found their future companies. I like to thank you again for providing great artistic opportunity for all young talented dancers! Please never stop, the youth needs you.