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Jarek Cemerek

JAREK CEMEREK is an established choreographer, teacher and dancer working around the world. He studied classical dance at the Conservatory in Ostrava (CZ), BA choreography and MA dance pedagogy at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, dance at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki. He began his artistic career as a classical dancer and continued as a contemporary dancer. He danced with the National Theatre in Ostrava, the State Opera and Laterna Magica in Prague, Tanztheater Wien (Vienna), Compagnie Thor (Brussels), Willi Dorner (Vienna), Stadttheater Bern (Switzerland), at the Royal Opera House (London) and many others. Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London presented his piece Void, choreographed for the male dance company BalletBoyz. (J. Cemerek was chosen from 160 choreographers participating in the audition.) He was invited to choreograph for the seniors at the Juilliard School in New York. In 2011, he was awarded Czech Dance Platform’s Dance Piece of the Year and Dancer of the Year.

As a teacher or choreographer, he has worked with many dance companies, schools and dance festivals, including DV8, Carte Blanche, The Juilliard School, Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris et de Lyon, New Zealand School of Dance, New Zealand Dance Company, Gothenburg Opera Dance Company, Korea National University of Arts, Dance School of Shangai Theatre Academy, KHiO Oslo, Skanes Dance Theater (Sweden), Codarts Rotterdam, Steps on Broadway, Dance New Amsterdam and Peridance in New York, Palucca Schule in Dresden (Germany), Balettakademien Göteborg (Sweden), The Hartt University USA, The Place in London, Marameo in Berlin, Stadttheater Bern (Switzerland), the Royal Ballet School in Holstebro (Denmark), Willi Dorner (Austria), University of Stavanger (Norway), Iceland Dance Company, NorrDans (Sweden), The National Theater in Prague, Losers Cirque Company (CZ) and many other.