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 Beauty, Don Quixote, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, Swan
Lake, Onegin, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The
Nutcracker, La Fille mal gardée, Hamlet, Carmen, Petrouchka,
Theme and Variations, Symphony 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
In 2003, Mr. Stanczyk was the recipient of the William Marrié
Award for Dramatic Excellence, for his role as Jaguar in The Firebird.
Romeo and Juliet
“Piotr Stanczyk is a
confident Mercutio with a bounding jump” The Independent, 2013
“Piot Stanczyk seethed as the discarded
Hilarion. He was a highlight” The Daily Gazette, 2013
“Piotr Stanczyk was a paragon of inner
turmoil.” Dancing Times, 2012