Faculty - Marek Rozycki


Mr. Rozycki began his dance training at the State Ballet School in Poznań, Poland, where he was tutored following the Vaganova Syllabus by Wanda Jakowicka and Władyslaw Milon.

His first professional engagement was with the Polish Dance Theater under Conrad Drzewiecki who at the time was the most innovative choreographer of the Polish dance scene. During a tour to Italy with the Company, Mr. Rozycki received an invitation from Reinhild Hoffmann to work with the Bremer Dance Theatre, and decided to make the move to Germany.

His next professional engagement brought him to Berlin, where he became a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin Ballet, first under the direction of Gert Reinholm, and later under Peter Schaufuss, who overtook directorship of the Company in 1990. During this time, Mr. Rozycki danced in a vast repertoire by world famous classical and contemporary choreographers, while starting his own choreographic career.

In 1992 Mr. Rozycki was invited to join the Berlin State Opera (Staatsoper Berlin) as Soloist, under the direction of Michael Denard, and in due course became Company Ballet Master and Choreographer.

The following engagement took him to Denmark as Principal Ballet Master and assistant Choreographer to Peter Schaufuss and his Dance Company.

Mr. Rozycki then continued to broaden his artistic abilities by choreographing and teaching ballet all over Europe while obtaining his Dance Teacher Diploma from the Institut de Pédagogie et de Recherche Chorégraphiques in Paris, at the Centre National de la Danse.

Bertrand d’At, Director of the Ballet du Rhin, invited him to be the Company’s resident Guest Ballet Master and Professor for classical dance at the Conservatoire National de Région in Strasbourg.

His next engagement brought him back to Berlin alongside Adolphe Binder as Associate Artistic Director and First Ballet Master, where he cooperated in numerous projects with the Ballet Company of the Komische Oper Berlin in the period of its greatest prosperity and creativity.

Mr. Rozycki is presently Deputy Artistic Director with the National Ballet School Berlin, Germany, and acts as judge on several panels of national and international dance competitions.