Иван Урбан


Ivan Urban graduated from the Minsk Ballet School and completed his education at the School of the Hamburg Ballet. He joined the Hamburg Ballet in 1994 and was promoted to Soloist in 1997 and to Principal in 1998. In 2016 he became Character Dancer and Assistant Ballet Master. In 1992 he was semi-finalist of the Prix de Lausanne and won the Dr. Wilhelm Oberdörffer Prize in 1996.

He has created roles including Telemachos in Odyssey, King Koll/Fortinbras in Hamlet, Sir Andrew in VIVALDI or What You Will, Eros in Bernstein Dances, Serge Diaghilev in Nijinsky, Frederick the Great in Death in Venice, Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplev in The Seagull, The Doctor and Serge Diaghilev in Le Pavillon d'Armide, Alexei Karenin in Anna Karenina.

His repertory also includes Daphnis in Daphnis and Chloe, Armand in Lady of the Camellias, The Prince in A Cinderella Story, Theseus/Oberon and Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prince Désiré in The Sleeping Beauty, Drosselmeier and Günther in The Nutcracker, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, the title role in Hamlet, Aminta in Sylvia, The King in Illusions – like “Swan Lake”, Albert in Giselle, Peer in Peer Gynt, Merlin in The Saga of King Arthur, The Poet in The Little Mermaid, Her Husband in Christmas Oratorio, Jago in Othello, The Angel in The Legend of Joseph, the title role in Liliom, The High Brahmin in La Bayadère (Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa), The Young Boy in Light Beings (Mats Ek), The Prince in The Sleeping Beauty (Mats Ek), Madge in La Sylphide (Pierre Lacotte after Filippo Taglioni), Man in Green in Dances at a Gathering (Jerome Robbins), The Husband in The Concert (Jerome Robbins) and solos in Time after Time, Messiah, Winterreise, Verklungene Feste, Saint Matthew Passion, Petrushka-Variations, Fratres, Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler, Opus 100 – for Maurice, Le Sacre, Requiem, Afternoon of a Faun, and Magnificat.