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Marijn Rademaker was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands. He started his ballet training in Nijmegen and continued training at the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam, Artez in Arnhem and completed his studies at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag in 2000. In 1999 he won the Grace prize of foundation Dansersfonds ‘79 from Alexandra Radius and Han Ebbelaar.

In 2000, Marijn Rademaker became a member of the Stuttgart Ballet. In 2004 he was promoted to demi soloist. In the season 2006 he was supposed to be promoted to Soloist but after his highly successful debut as Armand in The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier), Reid Anderson promoted him immediately to principal dancer on stage after the performance. His repertoire with the Stuttgart Ballet and the Dutch National Ballet include the principal roles in classical ballets like Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutracker, Don Quijote, Giselle and La Sylphide. Further he danced all the big Cranko ballets main roles like Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Onegin and Lenski in Onegin, Pertruccio and Lucentio in the Taming of the Shrew, the young man in Poeme de l’extase, E in Initials, Don Jose in Carmen, Hommage a Bolshoi, Legende and Brouillards. More of his repertoire include the principal roles in Balanchine’s Four Temperaments, Emeralds, Violin Concerto, Theme and Variations and Tchaikovsky pas de deux, Jerome Robbins’s Dances at a Gathering and Afternoon of a Faun, Glen Tetley’s Rite of Spring and Pierrot Lunaire, John Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias, Streetcar named Desire, Fratres and Jago in Othello, Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s The song of the Earth and Requiem, William Forsythe’s Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude and Work within Work, the melody in Maurice Bejart’s Bolero, and Hans van Manen’s Live, Corps, Frank Bridge Variations, Two pieces for HET, Sarcasm, On the Move, Déjà vu and Trois Gnossiennes, Jiri Kylian’s No More Play, Forgotten Land and Return to a strange land.
He worked together with many choreographers creating new work such as Wayne McGregor (Eden Eden, Yantra, Nautilus), Marco Goecke (Äffi, On Velvet), Mauro Bigonzetti (I Fratelli), Christian Spuck (Songs, Lulu, eine Monstretragödie, Der Sandmann, Sleepers Chamber, Das Fräulein von S.) and others.
In 2008 he was named several times in the category „Outstanding Dancer“ in Ballettanz, above all for his captivating performance of the villain Jago in John Neumeier’s Othello. Just one year later he was named again twice in the category “Best Dancer”. In 2006 he won the German theatre prize “Der Faust” in the category “Best Performer Dance”. In 2007 he received the honorable German dance prize “Future”. In July 2009 he was awarded the international dance prize “Premio ApuliArte” and in 2012 the “Special Prize” from Foundation Dansersfonds ’79. In 2018 he was awarded the ‘Grand Prix’ at the Dance Open Festival in St. Petersburg. That year he was also nominated for the ‘Prix Benois de la Danse’.

Marijn Rademaker joined the Stuttgart Ballet on tours all around the world. He guested with companies like The Tokyo Ballet, The Hamburg Ballet and the Zürich Ballet. Marijn Rademaker is invited to galas all over the world such as The World Ballet Festival in Tokyo, Men in Motion, Roberto Bolle and Friends, Malakhov’s Gift, Nijinsky Gala, Hamburg, Les Etoiles sous les Etoiles and others.

In January 2015 he joined the Dutch National Ballet as a principal dancer. He also worked with the Dutch National Ballet’s junior company and main company as a balletmaster. In 2016 he set Marco Goecke’s ‘Äffi’ with the Bundesjugendballett at the Hamburg Ballet.


Leading Roles:

Bolero – (Maurice Bejart)

Basilio – Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra)

Albrecht – Giselle (Valentina Savina, Reid Anderson after Coralli, Perrot, Petipa)

Romeo – Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko)

Prince Desiree– The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydee)

Prince Florimund – The Sleeping Beauty (Sir Peter Wright)

Prince Siegfried – Swan Lake (John Cranko)

Prince Siegfried – Swan Lake (van Dantzig, van Schayk)

Nutcracker Prince – Nutcracker (van Schayk, Eagling)

Nutcracker Prince – Nutcracker (Vainonen)

James – La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss)

Armand Duval – Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier)

Onegin – Onegin (John Cranko)

Lenski – Onegin (John Cranko)

Pertucchio – Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko)

Lucentio – Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko)

Don José – Carmen (John Cranko)

Pierrot – Pierrot Lunaire (Glen Tetley)

Afternoon of a Faun (Jerome Robbins)

Phlegmatic – Four Temperaments (George Balanchine)

Emeralds (George Balanchine)

1st Aria – Violin Concerto (George Balanchine)

Allan Grey – Streetcar named desire (John Neumeier)

‘E’ – Intials (John Cranko)

Nathaniel – Der Sandmann (Christian Spuck)

Rocco – I Fratelli (Mauro Bigonzetti)

Jago – Othello (John Neumeier)

Peer Gynt – Peer Gynt – Zürich Ballet (Heinz Spoerli)

The Young Man – Poeme de l’extase (John Cranko)

Theme and Variations – (George Balanchine)

The messenger of Death – The Song of the Earth (Sir Kenneth MacMillan)

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude ( William Forsythe)

Leonce – Leonce und Lena (Christian Spuck)

Rennee Cardillac – Das Fräulein von S. (Christian Spuck)

Sacre du Printemps – the choosen one (Glen Tetley)

Axiom of Choice  (Ernst Meisner)

Chamber Symphony – principal man (Alexei Ratmansky)


Other Roles:

Live (Hans van Manen)

Two pieces for HET (Hans van Manen)

Trois Gnossiennes (Hans van Manen)

Sarcasm (Hans van Manen)

On the Move (Hans van Manen)

Déjà vu (Hans van Manen)

Two and Only (Wubkje Kuindersma)

Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (George Balanchine)

Fratres (John Neumeier)

Hommage a Bolshoi (John Cranko)

The Lost pas de deux (John Cranko)

Song of my People (John Cranko)

Mono Lisa (Itzik Galili)

Corps (Hans van Manen)

Lysander – Midsummer Night’s Dream (Jean Christoph Blavier)

Carlotta’s Portrait (Christian Spuck)

No More Play (Jiří Kylián)

Skew Whiff (Paul Lightfoot/Sol Leon)

Wilfried – Giselle (Reid Anderson/Valentina Savina)

Whip Boy – Sacre du Printemps (Glen Tetley)

melodious gimmick to keep the boys in line (Marc Spradling)

Bellgarde – Le peau Blance (Christian Spuck)

Prinz of the North, Alibaba – Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydee)

Siebte Symphonie (Uwe Scholz)

Return to a strange Land (Jiří Kylián)

Siegmund – Der Sandmann (Christian Spuck)

Brown Boy and Brick Boy – Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins)

Gaite Parisienne (Maurice Bejart)

Le pas sur la Neige – Brouillards (John Cranko)

Grand pas de deux (Christian Spuck)

Requiem (Sir Kenneth MacMillan)

Forgotten Land – White (Jiří Kylián)

Legende (John Cranko)

Pocket Concerto (Edward Clug)

Sssss…(Edward Clug)

workwithinwork (William Forsythe)

Espada – Don Quichotte (Alexei Ratmansky)

Vadim de Masloff – Mata Hari (Ted Brandsen)


Created Roles:

Yantra (Wayne McGregor)

Nautilus (Wayne McGregor)

Eden Eden (Wayne McGregor)

Äffi (Marco Goecke)

Rocco – I Fratelli (Mauro Bigonzetti)

Songs (Christian Spuck)

Alwa – Lulu, ein Monstretragödie (Cristian Spuck)

Avatar (Matjash Mrozewski)

Siegmund – Der Sandmann (Christian Spuck)

Sleepers Chamber (Christian Spuck)

The Shaking Tent (Marc Spradling)

Rennee Cardillac – Das Fräulein von S. (Christian Spuck)

Fingerspitzengefühl (Demis Volpi)

The Master – Krabat (Demis Volpi)

On Velvet (Marco Goecke)

3 with D (Javier de Frutos)

Two and Only (Wubkje Kuindersma)

Impermanence (Ernst Meisner)


Tours with the Stuttgart Ballet:

Germany, The Netherlands, Paris, London, Italy, Switzerland, Korea, Chile, Japan, Thailand,

China, Hong Kong, USA, Russia, Singapour.



Nutcracker Prince in the Tokyo Ballets The Nutcracker with Evgenia Obratzsova in December 2014


Nutcracker Prince in van Schayk’s and Eagling’s Nutcracker and Mouce King with the

Dutch National Ballet in December 2011, with Maia Makhateli


Prince Siegfried in van Dantzig and van Schayk’s version of Swan Lake with

the Dutch National Ballet in November 2011, with Jurgita Dronina


Prince Florimund in Sir Peter Wright’s version of The Sleeping Beauty

with the Dutch National Ballet January 2011, with Maia Makhateli


Armand Duval in John Neumeier’s Lady of the Camellias with the Hamburg Ballet with Sue Jin Kang


Tadzio in parts of John Neumeier’s Death in Venice during the Nijinsky-Gala XXXIV with

Lloyd Riggins as von Aschenbach and the Hamburg Ballet


Peer Gynt in Heinz Spoerli’s Peer Gynt with the Zürich Ballet



14th World Ballet Festval 2015, Tokyo, Japan

13th World Ballet Festival 2012, Tokyo, Japan

BalletNow – Roberto Bolle and Herman Cornejo, Los Angeles 2015

Roberto Bolle UNICEF Gala 2010, Rome, Italy

Roberto Bolle and Friends 2010, 2011

‘Malakhov’s Gift 2010’ in Tokyo, Japan

Men in Motion-Ivan Putrov, Moscow, Russia

Dance Open Gala, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018

The Korea World Stars Dance Festival, Seoul

Nijinsky-Gala XXXIV in Hamburg, Germany

’25 Years Anniversary German Dance Price’ award gala for John Neumeier in Essen, Germany

Gala for the Heinz Spoerli Foundation Zürich, Switzerland

Gala of 150 years Teatro Municipal Santiago, Chile

International Ballet Gala 2012, Santiago, Chile

‘Faust’ Award Gala in Münich, Germany

John Cranko Gala in Stuttgart, Germany

Sue Jin Kang and Friends tour 2008, Korea

Sue Jin Kang and Friends tour 2012, Korea

Elisa Carillo Carbrera and Friends 2015, Mexico City

10th Shanghai International Festival of Arts, China

Gala of International Ballet Stars 2008, Cincinnati, USA

ARDT Gala 2006, 2011 in Arnhem, The Netherlands

Bolzano Danza Festival, Italy

Birgit Keil Gala 2009, 2010, 2011, Karlsruhe Germany

ApuliArte Festival Gala 2009, Barletta Italy

IX Gala internazionale di danza, Salerno Italy

Aids Benefit Gala in Pforzheim, Germany

Red Cross Benefit Gala in Udine, Italy

DanceEast DanceHouse opening Gala, Ipswich, England

50 years Anniversary Gala Stuttgart Ballet, 2011

Star Benefit Gala for Japan 2011, National Opera, Kiev, Ukraine

Les Etoiles pour le Japon, Paris 2011

50 years anniversary gala Dutch National Ballet 2011

International Ballet Gala in Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dansersfonds ’79 Ballet Gala 2011, Muziektheater Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Christian Spuck farewell Gala Stuttgart, Germany

30 years German Dance Priza Gala, Essen Germany

Les étoiles sous les étoiles, Festival de Ramatuelle, France

Isabelle Ciaravola et ses solistes, Bastia, France

Men in Montion, London, England

Stuttgart Ballet Sylvester Gala 2014


Awards and prizes

1999 – Competition for young dancers, Alexandra Radius and Han Ebbelaar Foundation, Grace Price

2006 – ‘Der Faust’ Best dance performer in Germany for ‘Äffi’ von Marco Goecke

2009 – German Dance Prize ‘Future’

2009 – Premio ApuliArte ‘Merit’

2013 – ‘Special Prize’ 2012 by Stichting Dansersfonds ’79

2018 – ‘Grand Prix’ Dance Open Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia

2018 – ‘Prix de Benois’ nomination



Peer Gynt – Zürich Ballet (Heinz Spoerli)