Marijn Rademaker

Principal, Stuttgart Ballet

 

 

 

Marijn Rademaker was born in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

He started to learn ballet at the age of 8 in eDe Lindenbergf in Nijmegen. He was asked to audition by the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam. After studying for a year in Amsterdam he decided that he wanted to go to eDeHogeschool voor de Kunstenf ( now Artez) in Arnhem because that ment he was closer to fis family. He stayed there 4 years. His last years he studie at eThe Royal Conservaroryf in The Haque.

In the year 2000/2001 he entered the corps the ballet of the Stuttgart Ballet.  In the  season 2004/2005 he was promoted to demi soloist.  Stuttgart Ballet director Reid Anderson promoted him directly to Principal Dancer after the revival of John Neumeiers eLady of the Cameliasf in 2006/2007 in which he danced eArmandf with Sue Jin Kang as Marguerite.

His principal roles include: Albrecht in Giselle, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake (Cranko), Prince Desiré in The Sleeping Beauty (Márcia Haydée after Marius Petipa),   Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Don José in Carmen (Both Cranko), James in La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after August Bournonville), Allan Gray in A Streetcar named Desire and Jago in Othello (both John Neumeier), Pierrot in Pierrot lunaire (Glen Tetley), Lenski in Onegin, Lucentio in The Taming of the Shrew (all Cranko), Theme and Variations (Balanchine)and the Messenger of Death in The Song of the Earth (Sir MacMillan) and Leonce in Leonce and Lena (Spuck).

His repertoire include: Tchaikovsky pas de deux (Balanchine), Vertginous Thrill of Exectitude (Forsythe), No More Play, Forgotten Land and Return from a strange Land (Kylián), Violin Concerto, 4 Temperaments (both Balanchine), Afternoon of a Faun, Dances at a Gathering (both Robbins), The Rite of Spring (Tetley), Corps (van Manen), Legende, Hommage a Boshoi (both Cranko), Mono Lisa (Galili), Skew Whiff (Lightfoot/Leon), Siebte Symphonie (Scholz), Siegmund - Der Sandmann (Spuck), Le pas sur la Neige - Brouillards (Cranko), Grand pas de deux (Spuck), Requiem (Sir MacMillan), Pocket Concerto (Clug), Two piece for HET (van Manen)

Many choreographers have created roles for him: Wayne McGregor in Nautilus, Eden Eden and Yantra, Marco Goecke made the solo Äffi on him, Mauro Bigonzetti created the main role Rocco in his full length I Fratelli for the Stuttgart Ballet. Resident choreographer Christian Spuck created Alwa, in Lulu, eine Monstretragödie, Siegmund in Der Sandmann and roles in Songs and Sleepers Chamber for him. Also Marc Spradling made a role in the Shaking Tent.

 

Marijn Rademaker has been invited to many gala performances all over the world such as Roberto Bolle and Friends 2010, eMalakhovfs Gift 2010f in Tokyo, Japan, Nijinsky-Gala XXXIV in Hamburg, f25 Years Anniversary German Dance Pricef award gala for John Neumeier in Essen, Germany, Gala for the Heinz Spoerli Foundation Zürich, Gala of 150 years Teatro Municipal Santiago, Chile, eFaustf Award Gala in Münich, Germany,

John Cranko Gala in Stuttgart, Germany, Sue Jin Kang and Friends tour 2008, Korea, 10th Shanghai International Festival of Arts, China.

 

Marijn Rademaker was a guest with the Zurich Ballet where he danced Peer Gynt in the full length ballet Peer Gynt by Heinz Spoerli. This production was recorded and made into a DVD. He also guested with the Hamburg Ballet as Armand in Lady of the Camelias in 2007. At the 34th Nijinski gala in Hamburg he danced excerps as Tadzio in John Neumeiers Death in Venice with Lloyd Riggins as von Aschenbach.  In 2011 he danced as Prince Florimund with the Dutch National Ballet.

 

Prizes: Grace Prize (1999), 'Der Faust' in the category Best Performer Dance for Äffi (2006), German Dance Prize 'Future' (2009), Premio ApuliArte (2009).