Born in Vienna, Austria, Jakob, currently aged 23, trained at the Vienna Conservatory's Department of Ballet as well as at the Ballet Academy of the Vienna State Opera.
He joined the Vienna State Ballet in 2013 and, in 2016, was promoted to Soloist. In February 2019, he was promoted to Principal following a performance of Rudolf Nureyev's Swan Lake at the Vienna State Opera House. Jakob has appeared as guest artist with numerous European and other international ballet companies including Dutch National Ballet.
Jakob has been the recipient of a number of awards including 2nd place at Premio Roma Danza (2012), 3rd place at the 4th International Ballet Competition in Beijing, China (2012), the Karl Musil Memorial Award (2014), and the Sponsorship Award of the Ballett Club Wiener Staatsoper & Volksoper (2016).
- With Dutch National Ballet: 2020
- Place of birth: Vienna
- Career with Dutch National Ballet: principal (2020), guest principal (2019)
- Training: Vienna Conservatory and Ballet Academy of the Vienna State Opera House
- Awards: 2nd place Premio Roma Danza (2012), 3rd place International Ballet Competition Beijing, China (2012), Karl Musil Memorial Award (2014), Sponsorship Award Ballett Club Wiener Staatsoper & Volksoper (2016).