Gregor Hatala


Gregor Hatala
ballet master
Born in Vienna, Gregor Hatala grew up in the world of ballet. His father, Milan Hatala, himself a soloist dancer with various companies and ballet master of the Vienna State Opera for almost 30 years, became his major teacher, while his mother, Christine Hatala, directs the families' own private ballet school. In 1990 he became the youngest member of the Vienna State Opera Ballet and was promoted soloist in 1996 and principal in 2000. The 1994/95 season he danced as a soloist with Boston Ballet (director B. Marks) and was a permanent principal artist with the Hungarian and Slovakian National Theatres from 1999 to 2004. From 2003 to 2008 he was the organiser of the „Gala di Danza“ within the „Festival dei Due Mondi“ in Spoleto, Italy, and personal consultant to Mr. Francis Menotti. In 2009 he became chairman of the „Association Vienna State Opera Ballet“ for which he choreographs and organises ballet performances & company tours. In 2011 he became the President of the Austrian Dance Council and organised the "Ballet Days" festival in Vienna for 4 years. In 2013 he became pedagoge at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität and in 2014 guest Balletmaster at the Slovakian National Theatre. In December 2014 Gregor Hatala, after 25 years of professional dancing, gave his farewell performance at the Vienna State Opera as prince Rudolf in Kenneth MacMillan's Mayerling. In 2015 he was asked to lead the prestigious Vienna Ballet Competition (ÖTR contest) to new heights and became president and founder of VIBE-the Vienna International Ballet Experience.

Choreographies:
Der Vetter aus Dingsda, Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (Volksoper Wien)
Firebird (Istanbul Music Festival)
Midsummernights Concert 2011, 2012 (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Valery Gergiew and Gustavo Dudamel)

Mayor roles:
Tschernischova/Adam: Giselle – Albrecht, Hilarion
Malakhov/Minkus: Die Bajadere – Solor
Nureyev/Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake – Prince Siegfried
Wright/Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty  Florimund, Blue Bird
Nureyev/Glasunow: Raymonda  Jean de Brienne
Ashton/Hérold: La Fille mal gardée  Colas
Harangozó sr./Delibes: Coppélia  Franz
Béjart: Le Concours  Inspector
Grigorowitsch/Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker  Prince
Cranko/Prokofiev: Romeo and Julia  Romeo, Mercutio, Tybalt
MacMillan/Massenet/Yates: Manon – Des Grieux
MacMillan/Liszt/Lanchbery: Mayerling  Prince Rudolf
Neumeier/Mozart: Wie es Euch gefällt  Orlando
Harangozó/Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker  Prince
Zanella/Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker  Prince Alexej
Malakhov/Verdi: Verdi-Ballett: Ein Maskenball  Gustav III.
Cranko/Tchaikovsky: Onegin  Fürst Gremin
Hynd/Lehár: The Merry Widow  Camille de Rosillon
ZanellaProkofiev: Cinderella  Gustav
Neumeier/Mendelssohn: A Midsummernightsdream  Lysander
Eifman/Tchaikovsky: Anna Karenina  Karenin
Bombana/Bizet: Carmen  Escamillo
Zanella/Mozart/Salieri: Wolfgang Amadé  Antonio Salieri
Hassreiter/Bayer: Die Puppenfee  Polichinello
Seregi/Khachaturian: Spartacus  Spartacus
Zanella/Khachaturian: Spartacus  Crassus
Massine/Theodorakis: Zorba  John
Cauwenbergh/Queen: Tanzhommage an Queen
Balanchine/Musagète: Apollo
Balanchine/Hindemith: The Four Temperaments
Balanchine/Tchaikovsky: Serenade
Balanchine/Ravel: La Valse
Balanchine/Tchaikovsky: Thema und Variationen
Balanchine/Tchaikovsky: Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
Balanchine/Stravinsky: Rubies
MacMillan/Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde
Manen/Beethoven: Adagio Hammerklavier, Grosse Fuge
Zanella/Volans: La Chambre
Cauwenbergh/Brel: Les Bourgeois