Born in Liberec, Ondřej Vinklát is a graduate of the Prague Dance Conservatory (2011). While still a student, he joined the Bohemia Ballet, where he excelled in solo parts in the productions Bolero and Rose (choreography by P. Zuska), Sinfonietta (choreography by P. Šmok), Le Papillon (choreography by P. Lacotte), Indigo Rose, Un Ballo (choreography by J. Kylián), and Dekka pod dekou (choreography by V. Konvalinka, T. Rychetský).
In 2012, he was engaged by the Czech National Ballet, where a year later he was named a soloist and in 2016 a first soloist. His repertoire includes the roles of Basil in Don Quixote, Krabat in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Knight Danceny in Valmont, the Golden Buddha in La Bayadère, Father in The Nutcracker and the Cuddly Mouse, Kay in The Snow Queen, the Prince in The Little Mermaid, Colas in La Fille mal gardée and others.
He has also shown his talent and charisma in modern choreographies, including Petr Zuska’s Solo for the Two of Us and Tremble, Ohad Naharin’s Decadance, Jiří Kylián’s Field Mass and Bella Figura, William Forsythe’s In The Middle Somewhat Elevated, Jerome Robbins’s Fancy Free, Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, and Viktor Konvalinka’s GURU.
In the 2017/18 season, he dazzled in the premiere of the production of Glen Tetley’s Le sacre du printemps within the mixed bill Timeless; he was awarded the Thalia Prize 2017 for the portrayal of the Chosen One. In addition, he was nominated as dancer of the 2018 year in the magazine TANZ and Dance Europe.
Ever since the time of his studies, he has gravitated towards choreographing. In 2015, Ondřej Vinklát, Marek Svobodník and Štěpán Pechar assumed the lead of the DekkaDancers, and went on to create a number of original works: Red Button, Right On Time, Metamorphosis, The Last Supper, The Czar Wants To Sleep and others. Moreover Ondřej Vinklát has created the choreographies As It Were, Bit Of Soul, Now Squared.
In 2018 he created a new choreography Dumka for the Czech National Ballet as part of the premiere Slavic Temper.