Thomas Mika

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Designer

The work of Thomas Mika includes set and costume design for modern and classical ballet productions. He studied opera direction at Hamburger Hochschule für Musik und Theater. In 2006, he created his first piece as a set and costume designer for Staatsballett Berlin. He has worked with choreographers Alejandro Cerrudo, Edward Clug, Leo Mujic and Kevin O’Day. In the classical repertoire Thomas Mika created the design for the “Lady of the Camellias” by Derek Deane, “Don Quixote” by Alexey Fadeyechev and Nina Ananishvili and the masterpieces “Onegin” and “Romeo and Juliet” by John Cranko. Thomas Mika has collaborated worldwide with ballet companies such as Stuttgart Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, Universal Ballet Seoul, National Ballet of China, Hubbard Street Dance (Chicago), Hungarian National Ballet, Polish National Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, Croatian National Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders. His most recent designs include Clug’s “No Men’s Land” (Stuttgart Ballet, 2014), O’Day’s “Kammerspiel” (Ballet Mannheim, 2014), Fadeyechev’s “Don Quixote” (Polish National Ballet, 2014), Cauwenbergh’s “Romeo and Juliet” (Aalto Ballett, 2014) as well as Cranko’s “Onegin” (Universal Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, National Ballet of China, National Theatre Beijing, Royal Opera House Antwerpen among others) and “Romeo and Juliet” (Staatsballett Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin), Mérante’s “Sylvia” (National Ballet of China, Opera Garnier), Mujic’s “Out of 99” (Staatsballett Berlin, Deutsche Oper Berlin), “She Is Missing” (Slovenian National Ballet, Cankarejev Dom) and “Idi vidi” (National Ballet of Croatia, National Theatre Zagreb), Clug’s “Pocket Concert” and “Ssss…” (both for Stuttgart Ballet and Schauspielhaus Stuttgart), Cerrudo’s “One Thousand Pieces” (Hubbard Street Dance Company, Harris Theatre), Bizet’s “Carmen” (Ensemble escritura, Zisehallen Hamburg) and many others.

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