Starzycki Jakub

Jakub Starzycki

A graduate of Olga Sławska-Lipczyńska State Ballet School in Poznań. He made his first steps on the stage as a student taking part in repertoire performances such as: “Amadeus”, “Harnasie”, “Giselle”, “Zorba, the Greek”, “The Three-Cornered Hat”, “Pan Twardowski” - as Lajonik. In 1992, along with Notthinghamshire Education Theatre Company, he took part in “Macbeth” where he played the part of Banco’s son (acting role). At the cusp of 1992 and 1993 he parttook in the National Ballet School Gala Concert performing indian dance as the boy with a drum in the spectacle of “La Bayadere”. In 2000 he began work as a member of the corps de ballet of Poznań Opera House. In 2004 he was promoted to coryphée. He has collaborated with many prominent choreographers including: Conrad Drzewiecki, Henryk Konwiński, Teresa Kujawa, Emil Wesołowski, Grey Veredon, Waldemar Wołk-Karaczewski, Marek Różycki, Antal Fodor, Sławomir Woźniak, Paweł Mikołajczyk, Karina Elver, Montserrat León, Tomasz Kajdański, Krzysztof Pastor, Kenneth Greve. He has performed in various European countries.

Most important roles: Jester, hungarian dance soloist in “Swan Lake”, Sancho Pansa in “Don Quixote”, Puck in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Hunchback in “Sweet Peas and Roses”, Brother in “Medea”, Disciple in “The Trial”, Jumping Jack in “The Nutcracker”, Dwarf in “Pavane for a Deceased Infanta”, “Kafka / Schulz: Revelations and Heresies”.

Other ballet performances: “The Nutcracker”, “The Peacock and the Girl”, “Mandrake”, Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 9”, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, “Chronicle of a Death Foretold”, “Pan Twardowski”, “Harnasie”, “Conrad Drzewiecki’s Ballets” (including Krzesany), “Salto ergo sum”, “Medea”, “Giselle”, “Zorba, the Greek”, “Copellia”, “Creation of the World”, “The Rite of Spring”, “La Sylphide”, “Dangerous Relationships”, “Cinderella”, “No Beginning, No End”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Romeo and Juliet”.

The artist appears in the opera performances as well. These include: “Faust”, “Aida”, “Dwarfs, Dwarfs”, “Krakowiacy i górale”, “Halka”, “The Haunted Manor”, “Tannhäuser”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Carmen”, “Eugene Onegin”, “Macbeth”, “Don Giovanni”, “The Pearl Fishers”, “La Boheme”, “The Child and the Spells”.