Roman Novitzky was born in Bratislava, Slowakia, and received his dance training at the Ballet Conservatory in Bratislava from which he graduated in 2003. For six years he danced with the National Ballet of Slovakia before joining the Stuttgart Ballet in 2009. In 2011/12 he was promoted to Demi-Soloist, in 2013/14 to Soloist and in September 2015 to Principal Dancer. As of the 2022-23 season Roman Novitzky is Stuttgart Ballet's Artist in Residence.
His repertory includes leading roles in ballets by John Cranko including the title role in Onegin, Paris and Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Lucentio and Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew and the Officer in The Lady and the Fool. In addition he has danced leading role in Kenneth MacMillan’s Song of the Earth and Requiem, Gurn in La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after Bournonville), des Grieux in The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier), José Antonio in Don Quixote (Maximiliano Guerra) und The Master in Krabat (Demis Volpi). His repertory also includes works by George Balanchine, Maurice Béjart, Glen Tetley, Hans van Manen, Jiří Kylián, Wayne McGregor and Jorma Elo. Internationally acclaimed choreographers such as Mauro Bigonzetti, Edward Clug, Marco Goecke, Christian Spuck und Demis Volpi have created roles especially for him.
In 2012 Roman Novitzky choreographed his first ballet for the renowned Noverre-Society’s Young Choreographers evening. His second work for the Noverre-Society in 2013 – Are You as Big as Me? – was so successful that it was taken into the Stuttgart Ballet repertory immediately where it has become a cult hit. Most recently it was danced by Daniil Simkin, Leonid Sarafanov and Daniel Camargo at the “Princes of Ballet” Gala in Tokyo for which Novitzky also choreographed the finale. In 2014 and 2016, Novitzky created two more works for the Noverre-Society – Cello contra bass, has also been taken into the repertory of the Stuttgart Ballet. In 2018 he created with great success his first piece for the Stuttgart Ballet: Under the Surface. Two seasons later he created Impuls and Everybody Needs Some/Body for the Stuttgart Ballet. In Dance Europe's Critics' Choice 2020 his choreography Everybody Needs Some/Body was named in the category "Best Premiere". In May 2022 Reflection/s, another choreography for the Stuttgart Ballet premiered.
In September 2022 Roman Novitzky was awarded the Prize of the Ministry for the Culture of Slovak Rebublik for artistic mastery in the field of classical and modern dance and exceptional representation of Slovak ballet art at home and abroad. In March 2023 he won the prize for choreography at The international Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize.
In addition, Roman Novitzky is also one of the official photographers of the Stuttgart Ballet. His photos have been published in international dance magazines, books, programs and German newspapers, as well as for ad campaigns for the Stuttgart Ballet. In the summer of 2018 his first book The dancing view. Roman Novitzky’s Stuttgart Ballet was published by Edition Cantz. Since the year 2020 there is also a calendar published every year by Weingarten Verlag with photos from Stuttgart Ballet’s studios by Roman Novitzky. Both publications are for sale in our theatre shop.