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Tomaz RodeIs coming from Slovenia, where he graduated in 1987 at the Music and Ballet School in Ljubljana. Later, he perfected with Konstatin Sergejev, Natalia Dudinskaja and Zinnia Zubkovskaja. After graduating he was a member of the Ballet of Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet LjubljanaIn summer 1992 he was invited to a tour in Italy, where he performed Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake and Franz in Coppelia in Rome, Naples, Ancona and Trevi. In 1992 he joined a Ballet of the Theatre at Gaertnerplatz in Munich when directed by Guenther Pick. In 1993 he won the gold medal and Grand Prix at the Competition of young Slovenian ballet dancers. In 1997 he returned to Ljubljana where he became also artistic director of Ballet of the Slovenain National Theatre Ljubljana. In 1998 he received important Slovenian artistic award for the part of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (choreography by Istvan Herzog) and for the role of Franz in Coppelia at Montmartre (Choreography by Youri Vamosh). In 2001 he took a part at the world celebration of 100 anniversary of choreographer Kurt Jooss in his ballet The Green Table within role of Death, one of the most challenge creations of the 20th century. From then on he was working as a freelance artist. During his careere he danced prominent roles in classical and contemporary ballet repertoire. From 2008 he is working also in the field of Ballet education. Since 2009 he is president of the Association of Ballet Artists of Slovenia, the main organisation on the field of Ballet art in Slovenia and from 2014 artistic director of the Slovenian youth ballet company.


Danced in:

Russia (Moscow, St Petersburg, Odessa), Ukraine (Kiew), Belarusia (Minsk), Italy, France, England, Scotland, Germany and others.

Major roles:  

Ziegfried, Rothbart (Swan Lake); Albrecht, Hilarion (Giselle), Don Jose (Carmen); Prince, Drosselmayer (The Nutcracker); Prince Desiree (Sleeping Beauty); Theseus (Midsummer Night's Dream); Peer (Peer Gynt); Lucentio (The Taming of the Shrew); Romeo (Romeo and Juliet); Franz (Coppelia); Pelleas (Pelleas and Melisande); Basil, Don Quixote (Don Quixote); Death (The Green table); Prince, Young man (The Firebird); Faust (Faust); Mandarin (The Miraculous Mandarin); Otello, Jago (The Moor`s Pavane); Jean (Miss Julie); Water Man (Water Man) and others.

Worked with:

Hans van Mannen, Youri Vamosh, Kurt Joss, John Cranko, Uwe Sholz, Tom Shiling, Guenter Pick, Heidrun Scwaarz, Philip Taylor, Peter Breuer, Pia and Pino Mlakar, Milko Šparemblek, Ivo Kosi, Vlasto Dedović, Henrik Neubauer, and many others.


Carmen, two acts ballet, Youth Slovenian ballet company, Association of ballet artists of Slovenia

Dead Island (S. Rachmaninov), the Gaertnerplatz theater in Munich

Trio (S. Rachmaninov), the Russian Ballet Society in Edinburgh and in the Gaertnerplatz theater in Munich.

Giselle, Slovenian national theatre Opera and ballet Ljubljana

Grandmother and a pot of fairy tales, ballet for children in one act, choreographed and directed. For music school Vrhnika and Music school Kranj


Tomaz Rode

Tomaz Rode
President of DBUS (Asssosiation ob Ballet Artists of Slovenia) - Slovenia  

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