Lukas Zuschlag

Lukas Zuschlag comes from Klagenfurt in Austria, where he completed his studies at the gymnasium and private ballet school in the class of Prof. Marjan Krulanović. In 2004 he joined the SNG Opera in balet (Slovenian National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana), where he became a soloist in 2007 and and First Soloist in 2015.

He has so far created some outstanding roles in an envious number of ballet productions, among which in Romeo and Juliet (Romeo), Doctor Zhivago (Zhivago), Coppélia (Franz), Tristan and Isolde (Tristan), Giselle (Albrecht), La Sylphide (James), Swan Lake (Rothbart), Cinderella (Prince), Don Quixote (Espada), Picko and Packo (Packo), Who's the Strongest? (Mouse Prince), Great Gatsby (George B. Wilson) and Le Corsaire (Birbanto).

Lukas Zuschlag also received a number of important awards, and among others the Lidia Wisiak Professional Award, the Guest Star Award and the Kulturförderpreis Award, presented in the field of performing arts in Austria.

In addition to an active dance career, he has been also dedicating himself to choreography and pedagogical work in the field of ballet and contemporary dance, at various courses in Austria and Slovenia. In 2015, he received a Special Award for Original Choreography at the Slovenian Ballet Competition TEMSIG. 

In 2016, he participated as a choreographer in the co-production of the opera Otello, staged by the Ljubljana Opera and Cankarjev dom, in 2017, in the production of the opera Ksenija/Carmina Burana as well as in the opening event of the SNG Opera in balet Ljubljana 2018/2019 season, created in collaboration with the Fashion House IKONA. In the same season, he conceived the choreographies for the opera Bartered Bride and the new Slovenian opera Koda L (Code L).  

In October 2019, he choreographed a part of the opening performance Love Waltzes, and in the 2020 season, he was engaged as a choreographer in the opera production of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci. 

In 2017, he created a dance fragment in the opera La Traviata, in 2018, he conceived a choreography for the performance of La Bohème and in 2019, for the performance Eugene Onegin. 

Last updated in July 2021