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Friedemann Vogel


Friedemann Vogel was born in Stuttgart (Germany), completed his ballet training at the Princess Grace Academy of Classical Dance in Monte Carlo with the John Gilpin Scholarship from Princess Antoniette de Monaco. He showed his outstanding talent by winning several international ballet competition awards.  In 1997 he won the Prix de Lausanne, the Gold medal in the Prix de Luxembourg, the Eurocity Competition in Italy and 1998 he won the Jackson Competition USA.

In September 1998 Friedemann Vogel joined the Stuttgart Ballet and quickly rose through the ranks. In 2002 he was promoted to first soloist, the company's highest rank. In the same year he also won the much-coveted Erik Bruhn Prize in Toronto Canada. Friedemann Vogel has been elected Dancer of the Year twice by the international dance critics survey of the magazine TANZ, for 2010 and again for 2019. In June 2011 Friedemann was appointed by the Italian dance magazine Danza&Danza as Best Male Dancer. His repertory includes title roles in the classics, as well as principal roles in pieces by Choreographers ranging from Cranko and Balanchine to Robbins and Kylián, from Neumeier to Forsythe and McGregor.

Friedemann Vogel has been invited to dance as a guest artist by the most prestigious companies like the Mariinsky Theater St.Petersburg, the Bolshoi Ballet Theatre Moscow, Teatro alla Scala Milano, the English National Ballet, the National Ballet of China, the Tokyo Ballet, the Hong Kong Ballet, Ballets de Santiago de Chile, the Finnish National Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin and the Bayerisches Staatsballett, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Royal Swedish Ballet, the Vienna State Ballet,the Korean National Ballet and the Béjart Ballet Lausanne. In September 2015 he was awarded the national title of "Kammertänzer". In 2016 he received the "Prix MAYA". In October 2020 he was honored as Outstanding Performer with the German Dance Prize 2020. In 2021, Friedemann Vogel was selected to be the Ambassador for International Dance Day to write the official message by the International Theatre Institute, under the patronage of UNESCO.

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