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Elevating the czech dance industry. That's the goal for Jakub. Born and raised in South Bohemia where he started dancing when he was four, he studied in a Spanish high school and continued his studies at a British university, but never studied dance conservatory. Great example how you can become whatever you want even though you don't have a degree for it. At 16, he started his professional dancing career in agencies around Europe and quickly got into dancing for brands such as Adidas, Hilton or Hyundai, but he knew he wanted to create more than dance others' choreographies.
When he was 18, he took over his home dance studio, which was at that time one of the weakest ones on the scene. Rebranding was essential for Jakub and in a year's time the studio took home multiple titles of Czech Champions and the following year they became World Champions.
A year after launching the studio he opened his professional dance agency called Fragments Production, which has done over 200 shows for Czech artists such as Leoš Mareš, Mikolas Josef, Pavel Šporcl, and brands such as Bosch, Mercedes or Tezenis, as well as TV shows such as Czechoslovakia Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, adverts and concept videos.
Decided to pursue the dream of elevating the Czech dance industry. He now runs three Movement Studios in Prague, Brno and Veselí nad Lužnicí. The dance schools are currently the most successful ones in Czech Republic with more than 90 titles of Czech Champions and 45 titles of World Champions. Moreover the two older studios are already acknowledged as the TOP 20 dance schools by DanceStar organisation.
Jakub also owns educational programs for young ambitious dancers called Full Out Camp and Movement Lab. The programs are bringing some of the best world-class choreographers to the Czech Republic for the first time and aiming to make Czech dancers as recognized as they should be.