7.10.74 in Poland. Czech

Conservatory of Dance in Prague

Main Teachers
Andrej Halasz, Jaroslav Slavicky

The Hamburg Ballet since 1993, Soloist in 1995,
Principal in 1997


  • The part of "The War" in Odyssey
  • Pas de deux Sheherazade III
    (Easter Concert 1999, Munich)
  • Pas de deux Lento (Gala for the reopening of Covent Garden, 1999; with Darcey Bussell)
  • Man II in Bernstein Dances
  • The Golden Slave in "Sheherazade" and The Faun in "L'Après-midi d'un faune" in Nijinsky
  • Boris Alexeyivich Trigorin in The Seagull
  • The Wanderer, the Gondolier, a Dance Couple, Dionysos, the Hairdresser, the Guitar Player in Death in Venice
  • The Man (Vaslav Nijinsky) in Le Pavillon d'Armide
  • Orpheus in Orpheus
  • Subjective Time in Rennen hinter dem was flieht (Stephan Thoss)
  • Golfo in Napoli (August Bournonville / Lloyd Riggins)

    and solos in

  • Winter Ways from "Images from Bartók"
  • Winterreise
  • Nocturnes from "Songs of the Night"
  • Unerreichbare Orte (Jirí Bubenícek)


  • The Prince in A Cinderella Story
  • Prince Désiré and The Evil Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty
  • Des Grieux in Lady of the Camellias
  • Romeo, Mercutio, Tybalt and Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet
  • Theseus/Oberon, Demetrius and Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Drosselmeier and Günther in The Nutcracker
  • Fenge in Hamlet
  • Eros/Thyrsis/Orion in Sylvia
  • Orsino in VIVALDI or What You Will
  • Eros in Bernstein Dances
  • The King and The Man in the Shadow in Illusions - like "Swan Lake"
  • Vaslav Nijinsky in Nijinsky
  • Albrecht in Giselle
  • Erotic aspect in Peer Gynt
  • Oliver in As You Like It
  • The Music in Windows on MOZART
  • The Fisher King in Parzival – Episodes and Echo
  • The Sea Witch in The Little Mermaid
  • The Angel in Christmas Oratorio
  • Dorkon in Daphnis and Chloe
  • Contemplator of the Moon in Seven Haiku of the Moon
  • Carsten in Préludes CV
  • Jago in Othello
  • Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty (Mats Ek)
  • Pas de deux from Le Corsaire (after Marius Petipa)
  • Solor and Hindu Dance in La Bayadère
    (Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa)
  • James in La Sylphide (Pierre Lacotte after Filippo Taglioni)
  • Man in Purple in Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins)
  • The Husband in The Concert (Jerome Robbins)

    and solos in

  • Requiem
  • Saint Matthew Passion
  • Spring and Fall
  • In The Blue Garden
  • Secrets
  • Bernstein-Serenade
  • Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler
  • The Fifth Symphony (Gustav Mahler)
  • Zwischenräume
  • Tenth Symphony of Gustav Mahler
  • Soldier Songs (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
  • Vaslav
  • Magnificat
  • On the Town
  • Opus 100 – für Maurice
  • Afternoon of a Faun
  • She was black (Mats Ek)
  • Theme and Variations (George Balanchine)
  • Violin Concerto  (George Balanchine)
  • The Unsung (José Limón)
  • Monotones (Frederic Ashton)
  • Jewels – Emeralds/Diamonds (George Balanchine)
  • Les Indomptés (Claude Brumachon)

Munich, Copenhagen, Dresden, Stuttgart, London, Budapest, Lyon, St. Petersburg, Prague ("Bubenícek & Friends"), Lausanne, Basel, Paris, Saint-Tropez, Tokyo (World Ballet Festival 2000), St. Barth's Music Festival and in Italy ("Roberto Bolle and Friends Galas" and Alessandra Ferri's Farewell Gala).

In addition he has designed costumes and sets for his brother's choreographies. Together they created a ballet evening of their own works which was presented at the Prague National Theatre and in Rome in May 2009, as well as in Tokyo at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall in January 2013.

He worked on Donya Feuer's documentary: "The Work of Utopia".

2005 ARTE made a documentary film about Otto and Jirí Bubenícek – "Die Ballett-Zwillinge".

He composed music for Jirí Bubenícek's ballets:

  • Unerreichbare OrtePremiere with The Hamburg Ballet in 2005 (released on CD)
  • Ai No Yukue Mo – Premiere in Sapporo in 2005
  • Le souffle de l'esprit, for this piece he also designed the set and costumes Premiere with the Zurich Ballet in 2007. Also in the repertory of the Wiener Staatsballett and of the North Carolina Dance Theater
  • Toccata – Premiere with the New York City Ballet in May 2009 – he created also the cosumes

In 2006 with the help the Filmförderung Hamburg, he made his directing debut in cooperation with Jana Pulkrabek with the shortfilm "Nocturnal Ecstasy", for which he also composed the music.


  • "Prix espèces" at the "Prix de Lausanne 1993"
  • "Danza & Danza Prize 2009"
  • "The Dance Open Award" – Best Duet

Otto Bubenícek's Website:


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