Roland Vogel beim Unterricht an der L'Ecole Supérieure de Danse
Place of Birth: Stuttgart
Began his professional ballet training at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart in 1977 and graduated with a state diploma in 1986.
This was followed by a parallel professional music formation and several successful participations in the "Jugend Musiziert " competition.
Hired at the end of his studies by the Stuttgart Ballet under the direction of Marcia Haydee, he remained a faithful member of this company until the end of his career. He was appointed soloist in 1994 and promoted to first soloist under the new director Reid Anderson in 1997.
Throughout his career, he performed the lead roles in the classical repertoires of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Nutcracker, La Bayadère and Paquita. He also enterpreted noted John Cranko repertoires such as Romeo and Juliet, Onegin, the Taming of the Shrew, The Lady and the Fool as well as well known abstract pieces such as Aus Holberg's Zeiten, Salade,L'Estro Armonico, Brouillards and Jeu de Cartes.
He had the great honour of dancing the lead roles in ballets by the world's leading choreographers of this century.....Balanchine, Aston, McMilan, Béjart, Kylian, Forsythe, Neumeier, Van Manen ,Scholz and others such as J. Neumeier, U. Scholz, D. Bintley, M. Bigonzetti, K. O' Day and R. Oliviera who created new roles for him.
His partners on stage were the celebrated stars Alessandra Ferri, Marcia Haydée, Margaret Illmann, Polina Seminiova, Alicia Amatrian and Sue Jin Kang.
During his career, he was also invited to dance with the Royal Birmingham Ballet, in Tokyo ,Prague, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Staatsoper Hannover.
Danced the Pas de deux " Jeune Homme " ( U. Scholz) for the Opening of the Olympic Games in Nagano in 1998. In 1999, he was nominated for the "Prix Benois de la Danse" for his partrayal of the title role in Onegin.
Roland Vogel in ONEGIN
Between 1999 and 2001, he attended an educational training program and successfully obtained his diploma as a classical ballet teacher from the John Cranko School in Stuttgart at the "Württhembergischem Staatstheater".
He turned his main goals towards teaching immediately following his dance career and was invited by Marika Besobrasova, Director of the "Académie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace" of Monaco to join her teaching team.
He worked very closely with her until Marika's departure in2009 .
Since then he has worked under ther direction of Luca Masala, the present Director of "L'Académie de Danse Princesse Grace".
He has choreographed many various pieces for the school including Firebird accompanied by the Orchestre Philarmonique de Monte Carlo.
He was invited as a guest teacher for "Europa Dance" and "L'Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower" and has taught workshops in many different schools in Japan and China .
Board Member of N.B.A. Ballet competition in Tokyo since 1999 as well as a member of the jury of Y.A.G.P. in New York since 2004..
He has since been in constant contact with the National Ballet of China in Beijing and has been invited by Zhao Ruheng and subsequently by Feng Ying (Directors and Artistic Directors of N.B.C.) to work as a guest teacher and coach the leading roles in Cranko's Onegin or Romeo and Juliet, The Seventh Symphony of U; Scholz and Swan Lake .
In July 2011, Invitation as a guest teacher by the "1st International Beijing Ballet and Choreography Competition".