Томас Мика


The work of Thomas Mika includes set and costume design for modern and classical ballet productions worldwide. He studied opera direction at Hamburger Hochschule für Musik und Theater and created in 2006, in the age of 26, his first piece as a set and costume designer for Staatsballett Berlin.

The same year he directed his first opera production Carmen by George Bizet for Ensemble escritura, Hamburg.
In 2020 he brought new life to his work as a director with The Count of Luxemburg by Franz Lehár for the Estonian National Opera.

Thomas Mika has collaborated with ballet companies such as Ballet de Opéra National de Paris, Stuttgarter Ballett, Staatsballett Berlin, National Ballet of China, Hong Kong Ballet, Universal Ballet Seoul, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet Seattle, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet X Philadelphia, Hungarian National Ballet, Polish National Ballet, Estonian National Ballet, Novosibirsk State Ballet, Slovenian National Ballet, Croatian National Ballet, Hessisches Staatsballett Wiesbaden, Ballett Mannheim, Aalto Ballett Theater and the Royal Ballet of Flanders.

In the past 14 years Thomas Mika has collaborated with modern choreographers Fabio Adorisio, Alejandro Cerrudo, Edward Clug, Marco Goecke, Jack Lister, Trey McIntyre, Leo Mujic, Kevin O’Day, Eno Peci, Tim Plegge and Jeroen Verbruggen.

In the classical repertoire he created the designs for Onegin and Romeo and Juliet by John Cranko, Lady of the Camellias by Derek Deane, Don Quixote by Alexei Fadeechev and a version by Nina Ananishvili, Romeo and Juliet by Ben van Cauwenbergh, Swan Lake by Thomas Edur and a version by Eno Peci & Sabrina Sadowska.