Friedemann Vogel

Friedemann Vogel was born in Stuttgart. He studied at the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart and subsequently received the John Gilpin scholarship to study with Marika Besobrasova at the Académie de Danse Classique Princesse Grasse in Monaco.

At the beginning of the season 1998/1999, he became a member of the corps de ballet at the Stuttgart Ballet. He was promoted todemi soloist in 2000/2001 and to soloist at the beginning of the next season. Since June 2002, Friedemann Vogel has been a principal dancer with the Stuttgart Ballet.

Guest performances and tours with the Stuttgart Ballet lead Vogel amongst others to La Scala in Milano, to the Staatsballet Berlin, the Finnish National Ballet, the National Ballet of China and to the Mariinsky Theatre as well as to several galas and guest performances in Asia. He received major critical acclaim with the English National Ballet as Prince Siegfried in Derek Deanes Swan Lake in 2007 and as Daria Klimentovás partner in Kenneth MacMillans Manon in 2009. In 2012, he attracted critics attention with his interpretation of Jean de Brienne in Raymonda (revived by Sergey Vikharev) at La Scala.

  • 1997: Winning Prize for Prix de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • 1997: Junior Gold Medal for the Prix de Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
  • 1997: Junior Gold Medal for the Eurocity Competition (Italy)
  • 1998: Participant of the International Ballet Competition in Jackson (USA)
  • 2002: Erik Bruhn Prize for young dancers in Toronto (Canada)
  • 2012: Best International Male Dancer Award for the Leonide Massine Dance Competition in Positano (Italy)
  • 2012: Danza&Danza Award as Best Dancer (Italy)
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