In 1982 he completed his studies of classical ballet at the Dance
Conservatoire in Prague, ten years later finished studying method
of classical ballet technique at Prague’s Academy of Performing Arts (Master´s degree), and in 1996 achieved a doctor´s degree (Ph.D.)
at the Charles University in Prague. He had several residencies abroad;
for example, in Italy, England, Holland, USA etc.
Between 1982 and 2000 he was a soloist of Laterna
magika, since 1993
he has worked as a specialist lecturer at the Dance Department
of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 1996 he became a
and ballet master in Laterna magika. In 1998 he became a dramatic
adviser at Prague’s National Theatre Ballet and since 2000 he has
been a dramatic adviser at Laterna magika, as well.
In addition to his wide-ranging activity as a guest teacher-assistant
both in the Czech Republic and abroad (e.g. IT
Dansa – Institut dell Teatro in Barcelona, Mariinsky Theater in
St.Peterburg, Royal Danish
Ballet in Copenhagen, Ballet-Akademie Stockholm etc.).
Also, he is the author of several specialist publications, for example:
of Classical Ballet for Art Schools, Body and Dance, Echoes of
Dance, Laterna magika-Theatre of Miracles.
As an assistant choreographer, dramatic adviser and co-author, he
has participated in a number of dance and ballet projects, TV documentaries
and theatre productions (Graffiti,
Legend of Argonauts, Balletmania etc).