CONTACT:
SVEBOR SEČAK
Ludinska 24, 10 000 ZAGREB
CROATIA

Phone/Fax. 00385 1 230 26 29
GSM: 00385 98 237 159
e-mail: svebor.secak@usa.net

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SVEBOR SEČAK

PRINCIPAL DANCER OF THE CROATIAN NATIONAL THEATRE IN ZAGREB AND ARTISTIC LEADER OF BALLET TROUPE CROATIA

§         30th anniversary of artistic work (June 2009) - danced most of the leading classical ballet roles from Prince Siegfried and Rothbart in Swan Lake, Prince and Drosselmayer in The Nutcracker, Prince in The Sleeping Beauty, Count Albrecht in Giselle, Franz and Coppelius in Coppelia; Don Quixote, Espado in Don Quixote; Paris, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet; Crassus in Spartacus, Quasimodo in Esmeralda, Peer Gynt in Peer Gynt, Prince Danilo in The Merry Widow, Hamlet in Hamlet, Caligula in Caligula and numerous roles of the contemporary and national repertoire.

§         Performed at all Croatian and the most prestigious world stages - Bolshoi, Moscow, Kirov St. Petersburg, Arena di Verona, Verona, Covent Garden, London, Berlin State Opera, Taras Schevchenko, Kiev, HET National Theatre, Hague and at festivals like the Salzburg Festival, Austria, Arena di Verona, Italy, Agrigento Festival, Italy, Bolzano Festival, Italy, Aspendos Festival, Turkey, National Arts Festival, South Africa, Jerash Festival, Jordan, and toured many countries like the States, the Netherlands, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, etc.

§         Partnered many world famous ballerinas; Gillian Murphy, ABT; Agnes Letestu, Opera de Paris; Elena Pankova, Kirov; Amaya Ugarteche, Verona; Irina Dorovyenko ABT; and all Croatian primaballerinas.

§         15th anniversary of his Ballet troupe Croatia (June 2009), which realised many world tours including EXPO 2005 Japan; ROH Covent Garden, Sadler´s Wells and the Millennium Dome, London, UK;  NAF Grahamstown, South Africa; Jerash, Jordan; Alexandria, Egypt, Bermuda, Venezuela, Australia, Mexico, Switzerland, etc.

§         Since 2002 he is the President of The Croatian Society of Professional Ballet Artists.

§         Received the highest state orders for the promotion of culture; State order Marko Marulić  for the achievements in culture; was granted the Award of the Croatian Society of Dramatic Artists for the best male ballet role in the season 2002/2003 for Peer Gynt in E. Grieg´s ballet Peer Gynt and  for the best male ballet role in the seasons 2003/2004 and 2004/2005 for Hamlet in P.I. Tchaikovsky´s ballet Hamlet; was granted the Olga Orlova Award for the best male interpretation throughout three seasons (2001-2004) in the Croatian National Theatre in Rijeka also for the role of Peer Gynt; was granted the Oskar Harmos Award for the best male ballet role in the season 2004/2005 of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, for the role of Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet.

§         He choreographed his version of the first Croatian national ballet The Gingerbread Heart to the music of Kresimir Baranovic, Hamlet to the music of P.I. Tchaikovsky, Caligula to the music of Aram Khachaturian and created several shorter choreographies for the stage and TV. The opening night of his new ballet The Fifth Instrument marked the 15th anniversary of his Ballet troupe Croatia. He choreographed ballet Romeo and Juliet by S. Prokofiev on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Bermuda  Civic Balletin 2012 and he staged the same title at the Croatian National Theatre in Varaždin on July1, 2013 on the occasion of Croatia`s entry into the European Union.

 

Born in Zagreb on November 18, 1962.


EDUCATION

  • Since January 2011 he is undertaking a PhD degree at the University of New England, Australia 
  • On July 23, 2010 he received his MA (Hons) degree from the University of New England, Australia
  • He acquired his BA (Hons) First Class Degree at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, UK in June 2007
  • Vaganova Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • School for Classical Ballet, Zagreb, Croatia