Jarek Cemerek

Jan Cemerek was born 23rd December 1973 in the Czech Republic. He is fluent in Czech, English and French.

Education:     He studied for five years at the Conservatoire in Ostrava (CZ). Then Choreography at the Theatre Academy in Helsinki (Finalnd). He has a BA of Choreography and an MA of Dance Teaching from the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.


The winner of both prizes on the Czech Dance Platform The Dance Piece of the Year 2011 and The Dancer of the Year 2011


  • 2011
  • Since August contemporary dance teacher at Palucca Schule – Hochschule für Tanz in Dresden 
  • Guest teacher at The Juilliard School in New York, Huntington Beach High School (dance dep.) in California, Orange County High School for the Arts in California
  • 2010
    Choreography for Balletboyz at The Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London. (The winner of a choreographic competition from 185 choreographers). Guest teacher at Iwanson School of Modern Dance in Munich
  • 2009
    Co-Founder of the contemporary dance company Albamora in Denmark. Teacher at The Royal Ballet School in Denmark
  • 2008
    Dancer and Teacher at Stadttheater Bern, collaboration with Hofesh Schechter,
    Alexander Ekman & Cathy Marston               
  • 2007
    Dancer at the Royal Opera House in London, collaboration with Cathy Marston,  the main role in the performance Echo and Narcissus
  • 2006
    Dancer with Dance Theatre of Ireland
  • 2005-2006
    Dancer with Cie. Willi Dorner (Vienna)
  • 2004-2005
    Dancer with the contemporary dance company Thor in Brussels, collaboration with Thierry Smith
  • 2003-2004
    Dancer with Tanztheaterwien (Vienna), collaboration with Liz King and Kristine Kono
  • 2002
    Selection by competition for a new project of JazzXchange company in London
    with Sharon Wray
  • 2001
    Dancer with the company La Terra Nuova (Italy), collaborations with Luca Bruni
  • 1999-2000
    Dancer with Bratislava Dance Theatre, collaboration with Bill Young and Daniel Ezralow
  • 1998-1999
    Member of the ballet ensemble of the State Opera in Prague, dancing-actors role in
    Phillipe Glass´ opera The Fall of the Usher`s House (Winner of Best Opera 2000 )
  • 1996-1997
    Dancer with the  Laterna Magica company in Prague, chor. Jean Pierre Aviot
  • 1992-1996
    Dancer with the National Theatre in Ostrava (CZ)
Teaching Experience: since 1996

Juilliard School (New York), Huntington Beach High School (California), Palucca Schule (Dresden), Tanzplan Dresden, Iwanson School of Modern Dance (Munich), The Royal Ballet School (Denmark), Kimpro (contact improvisation) (Denmark), Ballet of The StadtTheater Bern (Ballet & Contemporary), Cie. Willi Dorner (Wienna), Conservatoire Prague,  Studio Dance Perfect  (Prague), The Theatre Academy (Helsinki), The Editta Braun company (Salzburg), The Week of the Jazz Dance (Zurich).