Friedemann Vogel

Principal Dancer / Kammertänzer

Friedemann Vogel

Principal Dancer / Kammertänzer

Vita

Friedemann Vogel was born in Stuttgart. He received his ballet training at the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart and subsequently received the John Gilpin scholarship to study with Marika Besobrasova at the Académie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace in Monaco. In 1998 he became a member of the Stuttgart Ballet and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2001. In 2015, the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg bestowed him with the title “Kammertaenzer”, the highest distinction a dancer can achieve in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Over the course of his career Friedemann Vogel has been honoured with numerous awards and prizes. In 1997, he won the Prix de Lausanne, the Junior-Gold-Medal and the First Talent Prize at the Prix de Luxembourg as well as the Gold Medal at the Eurocity Competition Italy. The following year he won the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, USA and in 2002 the Erik-Bruhn-Prize in Toronto. In 2010 and 2019 he was named “Dancer of the year” by the magazine tanz. In 2011 the Italian dance magazine Danza&Danza also named him “Best Dancer”; in September 2012 he was awarded the „Positano Premio la Danza – Leonide Massine“ as best international male dancer. In 2016 he won the Prix MAYA. In May 2020 he received the "Outstanding Performer" award of the German Dance Prize 2020.


Friedemann Vogel’s extensive repertory includes the title roles in numerous classical ballets as well as solo roles in ballets by renowned choreographers such as John Cranko, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Maurice Béjart, Kenneth MacMillan, Jiří Kylián, John Neumeier, William Forsythe, Wayne McGregor, Mauro Bigonzetti, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Akram Khan and Marco Goecke.

Guest performances and tours with the Stuttgart Ballet have lead him amongst others to the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Scala in Milano, the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, the English National Ballet, the Tokyo Ballet, Korean National Ballet and Hong Kong Ballet, the Ballet de Santiago de Chile, the Finnish National Ballet, the Staatsballet Berlin, the Bayerisches Staatsballett, the Staatsballett Wien, Ballett Zürich as well as to the Royal Swedish Ballet and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. As of 2014 he is also a guest Soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.
Portrait
Friedemann Vogel
Photo Sébastien Galtier
Swan Lake
Ch: John Cranko
D: Alicia Amatriain, Friedemann Vogel
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Romeo und Julia
Ch: John Cranko
D: Alicia Amatriain, Friedemann Vogel
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Orlando
Ch: Marco Goecke
D: Friedemann Vogel
Photo Ulrich Beuttenmüller
Initialen R.B.M.E.
Ch: John Cranko
T: Alicia Amatriain, Friedemann Vogel
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Fancy Goods
Ch: Marco Goecke
D: FriedemannVogel, Ensemble
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Onegin
Ch: John Cranko
D: Friedemann Vogel, Alicia Amatriain
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Swan Lake
Ch: John Cranko
D: Friedemann Vogel
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Swan Lake
Ch: John Cranko
D: Friedemann Vogel, Miriam Kacerova
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Bolero
Ch: Maurice Béjart
D: Friedemann Vogel
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Bolero
Ch: Maurice Béjart
D: Friedemann Vogel
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The Lady of the Camellias
Ch: John Neumeier
D: Friedemann Vogel
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Kaash
Ch: Akram Khan
D: Friedemann Vogel
Photo Stuttgarter Ballett
Mayerling
Ch: Kenneth MacMillan
D: Friedemann Vogel
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Mayerling
Ch: Kenneth MacMillan
D: Elisa Badenes, Friedemann Vogel
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Friedemann Vogel
Photo Youn Sik Kim
Swan Lake
Ch: John Cranko
D: Friedemann Vogel
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repertoire

Leading Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Afternoon of a Faun (Jerome Robbins)
  • Apollo (George Balanchine): Apollo
  • Bolero (Maurice Béjart): male leading role
  • Brouillards (John Cranko): Bruyère
  • Concerto for Flute and Harp (John Cranko)
  • Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins): Role in Green
  • Edward II (David Bintley): Edward II
  • Fratres (John Neumeier)
  • Gaîté Parisienne (Maurice Béjart): Pas de deux “The Lovers”
  • Giselle (Production: Reid Anderson, Valentina Savina): Duke Albrecht
  • In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated (William Forsythe)
  • Initials R.M.B.E. (John Cranko): Solo role in M.
  • Kaash (Akram Khan): leading role
  • Kazimir’s Colours (Mauro Bigonzetti): main role
  • La fille mal gardée (Sir Frederick Ashton): Colas
  • La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss, after August Bournonville): James
  • Legende (John Cranko)
  • Les Sylphides (Michail Fokine): Poet
  • Mayerling (Kenneth MacMillan): Crown Prince Rudolf
  • One of a Kind (Jiří Kylián)
  • Onegin (John Cranko): Onegin, Lenski
  • Pas de deux: Manon (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Poème de l’extase (John Cranko): lead role boy in love
  • Ricercare (Glen Tetley)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): Romeo
  • Slice to Sharp (Jorma Elo)
  • Stravinsky Violin Concerto (George Balanchine)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Prince Siegfried
  • Symphony in C (George Balanchine): leading role 1st and 2nd movement
  • The Four Temperaments (George Balanchine): Sanguinic
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko): Moondog, Prince
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier): Armand Duval and Graf N.
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Márcia Haydée after Marius Petipa): Prince Désiré
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan): Messanger of Death
  • Theme and Variations (George Balanchine): leading role
  • Voluntaries (Glen Tetley): Pas de trois
 
Specially created Roles
  • Carlotta’s Portrait (Christian Spuck)
  • EDEN / EDEN (Wayne McGregor)
  • Fancy Goods (Marco Goecke)
  • Firebird (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
  • Giselle (Irina Lukasova): Duke Albrecht
  • Il Concertone (Mauro Bigonzetti)
  • Mono Lisa (Itzik Galili)
  • nocturne (Christian Spuck)
  • Orlando (Marco Goecke): title role
  • still.nest (Dominique Dumais)
  • Taiyō to Tsuki (Martin Schläpfer)
  • The Chambers of a Heart (Itzik Galili)
  • The Shaking Tent (Marc Spradling)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Derek Deane): Prince Desiré
  • Two Pieces of Matter against the Gravitational Force (Jean Christophe Blavier)
 
Specially created Roles at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers
  • Come neve al sole (Rolando D’Alesio)
  • You and me and him (Lior Lev)
 
Further Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • 5 Tangos (Hans van Manen)
  • Brouillards (John Cranko)
  • dreamdeepdown (Kevin O’Day)
  • Now and Then (John Neumeier)
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • The Firebird (Uwe Scholz)
  • the seventh blue (Christian Spuck)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko)
  • The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (William Forsythe)
  • Vers un Pays Sage (Jean Christoph Maillot)