Tilman Patzak

Ballet soloist, principal roles

Tilman Patzak began his education at the age of 7 at the University of Music and Theater in Munich, under the leadership of Konstanz Vernon.

He graduated at the age of 19, after which he worked at the National Youth Ballet in Hamburg, Germany, where he collaborated with John Neumeier, Kevin Haigen, Natáli Horečn and numerous other choreographers.

He not only danced solo and ensemble roles, but also dedicated himself to the process of creating plays – from choreography to organization, production, music, light, writing, etc.

His generation of dancers created “Dumbarton Oaks,” of which a performance was held at a major European ballet event, the Nijinsky Gala.

At the age of 21, he started dancing at the Tivoli Ballet Theater in Copenhagen, Denmark, and at age 22 he began his career at the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc.
He has performed in several previous productions including 4 Boleros, Macbeth, and Pulcinella, as well as in new creations such as Hero is Tired.

During the 2019/2020 season he held a soloist role in The Nutcracker and performed in other productions including Čipka (“Lace”) and Burning Water.