Mário Radačovský /
Artistic Director of the Ballet NdB
Mr. Radačovský joined the Slovak National Theatre Ballet in 1989, soon raising to the rank of soloist.
In 1992, he joined the Ballet of the National Theatre Brno, equally as a soloist.
After receiving an invitation to dance in Jiří Kylián’s Netherlands Dance Theatre in The Hague, he joined NDT where he met some of the most important choreographers including Jiří Kylián, Mats Ek, Nacho Duato, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Édouard Lock and many others.
In 1999 he joined Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal as Principal Dancer, returning to the Slovak National Theatre Ballet in 2000 as a guest Soloist and later as its Artistic Director from 2006–2010.
He founded the ensemble Ballet Bratislava, which he led until its dissolution (2011–2013).
Since 2013, he has been the Artistic Director of the National Theatre Brno.
In 2018, he finished a master’s degree in choreography at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
Mr. Radačovský began his choreographer career in 2002 at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal.
After returning to the Slovak National Theatre, he created further choreographies, as well as for Ballet Bratislava.
Most of his choreographies were created outside of Slovakia: Bolero (2006) at the Jeune Ballet du Quebec in Canada, Romeo and Juliet (2011), Black and White (2012) and Beethoven (2015) at the Grand Rapids Ballet in the USA and Compulsive (2013) at the Diablo Ballet in San Francisco. He staged his choreography Black and White also at Royal New Zealand Ballet.
He introduced other choreographies in several theaters in the Czech Republic: Fateful Loves (2012), Together (2016), dance version of the famous musical West Side Story (2017) and Romeo and Juliet (2019) in the National Theatre Brno, the Slavic Quartet for the Prague Chamber Ballet (2014) and Carmen for the ballet of the J. K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen (2016).
His other notable works from abroad are the Piano Concerto of Rihards Dubra in the Latvian National Ballet in Riga (2014) and the musical Maria de Buenos Aires for the National operetta in Bucharest (2010).
He is currently working on a new ballet piece Michelangelo for Serbian National Ballet in Beograd and Beethoven for the National Theatre Brno.