Piotr Stanczyk

Piotr Stanczyk 2013-14 Photo Credits

Piotr Stanczyk. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic. 

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    Piotr Stanczyk - head shot 2011

    Piotr Stanczyk. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

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    Piotr Stanczyk 2012/13

    Piotr Stanczyk. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic. 

  • (Thumbnail) Piotr Stanczyk and Sonia Rodriguez in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    Piotr Stanczyk and Sonia Rodriguez in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Piotr Stanczyk and Sonia Rodriguez in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic. 

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    Piotr Stanczyk in Romeo and Juliet

    Piotr Stanczyk with Artists of the Ballet in Romeo and Juliet. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

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    Piotr Stanczyk in The Sleeping Beauty

    Piotr Stanczyk The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

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    Piotr Stanczyk in Hamlet

    Piotr Stanczyk in Hamlet. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic. 

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    Piotr Stanczyk in Onegin

    Piotr Stanczyk in Onegin. Photo by Bruce Zinger. 

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    Piotr Stanczyk in Giselle

    Piotr Stanczyk in Giselle. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

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    Piotr Stanczyk with Jonathan Renna and Adam Toth in West Side Story Suite

    Piotr Stanczyk, Jonathan Renna and Adam Toth in West Side Story Suite. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

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    Piotr Stanczyk in Don Quixote 2011

    Piotr Stanczyk with Artists of the Ballet in Don Quixote. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

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    Piotr Stanczyk and Aleksandar Antonijevic in Song of a Wayfarer

    Piotr Stanczyk and Aleksandar Antonijevic in Song of a Wayfarer. Photo by Bruce Zinger.

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    Piotr Stanczyk Interview

Biography

Polish-born Piotr Stanczyk trained at the State Ballet School of Poznan before studying at Canada’s National Ballet School. He joined The National Ballet of Canada in 1998 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2008.  

Mr. Stanczyk’s repertoire includes principal roles in The Sleeping BeautyDon Quixote, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Swan LakeOnegin, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The NutcrackerLa Fille mal gardée, Hamlet, Carmen, Petrouchka, Theme and VariationsSymphony in C, Etudes, Song of a Wayfarer, The Four Seasons and The Man in Black. Mr. Stanczyk has created several roles in ballets by James Kudelka, including Felix in An Italian Straw Hat and a featured role in Cinderella. He danced in company premieres by such contemporary choreographers as Alexei Ratmanksy, Wayne McGregor and John Neumeier. Recently, he performed the role of Serge Diaghilev in the Canadian premiere of Nijinsky by John Neumeier. 

As a guest artist, he has performed at the Vienna State Opera, International Ballet Festival of Miami, Charleston Ballet and Brott Music Festival.  

In 2003, Mr. Stanczyk was the recipient of the William Marrié Award for Dramatic Excellence, for his role as Jaguar in The Firebird 

Quotes

Romeo and Juliet 
“Piotr Stanczyk is a confident Mercutio with a bounding jump” The Independent, 2013 

Giselle 
“Piot Stanczyk seethed as the discarded Hilarion. He was a highlight” The Daily Gazette, 2013 

Hamlet 
“Piotr Stanczyk was a paragon of inner turmoil.” Dancing Times, 2012