Otto Bubeniček, Principal dancer, Hamburg Ballet
Born in Poland, Otto is of Czech nationality. His education was at the Conservatory of Dance in Prague, his main teachers Andrej Halász and Jaroslav Slavický,
He has been at Hamburg Ballet since 1993, promoted to soloist in 1995 and to principal in 1997. His repertory includes leading classical and modern roles in the works of John Neumeier and other choreographers.
Albrecht in Giselle, Nijinsky in Nijinsky, Golden Slave and Faun in Nijinsky, Messiah in Messiah, King Ludwig II. (prince) in Illusions: Swan Lake, Prince in The Sleeping Beauty, Drosselmeier and Günter (Prince) in The Nutcracker, Prince in A Cinderella Story Demetrius and Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Eros/Thyrsis/Orion in Sylvia, Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty (Mats Ek), Des Grieux in The Lady of the Camellias Benvolio and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Man 2 and Eros in Bernstein Dances, “The War” in Odyssey, “Subjektive Time” in Rennen hinter dem was flieht (Stephan Thoß), As You Like It Oliver, Theme and Variations (G.Balanchine), Violin Concerto (G.Balanchine) The Unsung (José Limón), Remanso (Nacho Duato), She was Black (MatsEk)
In 1992 Otto and his twin brother Jiří won the “Prix d’Especes” at the Prix de Lausanne. He worked with Donya Feuer on her most recent documentary film “The Work Of Utopia“. John Neumeier choreographed a duet “Lento” to the second movement of Shostakovich’s First Piano Concerto for Otto and Darcey Bussell for the reopening of Covent Garden “A Celebration of International Choreography” 1999, Otto danced “Remanso” from Nacho Duato with his twin brother Jiří and Vladimir Malakhov for AIDS-help in Hamburg 1999. 2003 TV Arte made a documentary film about Otto and Jiří .
His guest appearances include Munich, Dresden, Lyon, Copenhagen, London (Royal Ballet), Prague, Lausanne, St. Bart, Budapest, St.Petersburg, World Ballet Festival in Japan (Tokyo – 2000).
He also teach ballet classes in Japan and Czech republic. He worked and prepared Arsen Megrabian for the 20th International Ballet Competition “Varna 2002”, Where Arsen Megrabian received the “Jubilee Prize” and Gold medal.