Mario Radacovsky

Director of the National Theatre of Brno



Black Swan White Swan
Romeo & Juliet

Set on the Company



Upon graduating from the Eva Jaczova Dance Conservatory in Bratislava, Radacovský joined the ballet company of the Slovak National Theatre in 1989 and after a short time, gained a contract as a soloist. In 1990, he won the Czechoslovak Ballet Competition. From 1992 to 1999, he worked in the Netherlands Dance Theater in The Hague, director by Jiri Kylian. The company had the opportunity to collaborate with the world’s leading choreographers alongside Jiri Kylian such as Mats Ek, Nacho Duato, Ohad Naharin, William Forsythe, Édouard Lock and many others.

In 1999, he became the soloist of the ensemble Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. In 2000, Radacovský returned to Slovak National Theatre as a guest soloist and in 2006, he served as Artistic Director. In 2010, Radacovský became the Founding Director of Balet Bratislava. In 2013, Radacovský was appointed Artistic Director of the Ballet of the National Theare Brno in the Czech Republic.

Radacovský has been a regular participant of ballet galas internationally including ‘Gala des etolies’ in Montreal, Gala Stars in Toronto, Gala Stars in Budapest and Gala Meeting in Prague. He has performed as a guest star with many significant dance companies including Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Toronto and Jacob’s Pillow.

Mario made his choreographing debut in 2002 with The Letter. His other works include: Passage à l‘eau trouble, Valse; Inspiration, Bolero, Shadows and Light, Balansoire, Meeting with a Swan and Soufflé des oiseaux. For Slovak National Theatre Ballet, he created Change, Warhol, 68, and his second feature ballet, Everest. In April 2009, he premiered two new pieces: A Dinner, presented by the Magyar Ballet Színház in Budapest, followed by a duet, Ulrich, for the National Theatre in Brno. In 2011, choreographed Romeo and Juliet for Grand Rapids Ballet, followed by a contemporary version of Swan Lake, Black Swan White Swan in 2012. In 2009, Radacovský received the Award of the Literary Fund for his performance of Ivan the Terrible in the eponymous ballet by Libor Vaculík.