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Biography

Born in Ljubljana, Tea Bajc started her ballet education at the age of ten in the Conservatorium for Music and Ballet Ljubljana. Soon she collaborated with the National Opera and Ballet Ljubljana in performances of La Bayadere and La Sylphide. During the summer vacation of the 2010/2011 season, she attended a ballet seminar of different ballet masters around the world on the island of Vis, Croatia. There, she received a personal invitation from Frederico Olivieri, who is the Director of Accademia Teatro alla Scala (Italy) to their entrance exams. In the 2011/2012 season, at the age of twelve, she successfully passed the entrance exams and enrolled in the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milano, Italy. During her studies, she received a special scholarship for talented young dancers. At the age of fifteen, Tea became a first Slovenian member of the Ballet Academy of Vienna State Opera, Austria. She graduated from the Academy in the year 2018 as the first Slovenian dancer ever to do so. During her studies, she collaborated in performances of the Vienna State Opera House, Mariinsky Theater, and Ljubljana Summer Festival. In January 2016 she participated in the prestigious 60th anniversary of the Vienna State Opera Opernball with choreographer Vladimir Malakhov, and was invited again the following year for the Opernball 2017, this time with choreography by Lukas Gaudernak. In October 2016 in Peking, China, she performed a piece by renowned choreographer Evelyn Teri at a ballet gala. She performed the same piece later in Vienna, for the Chinese New Year in 2017. The same year in December, she performed at the world-famous New Year Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Musikverein. In June 2017 she performed in Vienna at Nureyev Gala, performed every year as the closing performance of the season of the State Opera and Ballet Vienna. It hosts the most renowned dancers of the opera, and features guests from around the world. The same year, she participated in a Dance Arts summer course lead by Russian prima ballerina Liudmila Konovalova. During her studies in Vienna, Tea received financial support from the Slovenian national insurance company Triglav (Mladi upi, Zavarovalnica Triglav, Slovenia). In 2018, the year of her graduation, she performed in the Petipa Gala, where she danced the role of Esmeralda in Fleur de Lys. That summer, Tea received an invitation from choreographer Claudia Sovre to participate in a competition for choreographers, where she interpreted the piece »Where are you?« by Claudia Sovre and received third place. After graduating from the Ballet Academy of Vienna State Opera, she was appointed as a member of the young corps de ballet at the Vienna State Opera. In her first season (2018/2019) she performed in Giselle, Sylvia, Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Fledermaus. During her time in Vienna she has been a regularly appointed dancer for the New Years event in the Vienna Parliament »Rathaus«. Tea was often also a substitute with the Ballet Ensemble of the Volksoper Vienna. With them, she toured in Finland at the Savonlinna Festival. With the beginning of season 2020/2021 she became a member of ballet company at Opera and Ballet SNG Maribor and has danced in Carmina Burana, Nutcracker, Opera Aida, Swan Lake, Giselle, Waterman (at the Ceremony of Slovene presidency at the European Council), Les Noches, Le Sacre du printemps, Peer Gynt, Madame Bovary, Tango, Romeo and Juliet, etc. She has also been performing with the company in China – Hong Kong Arts Festival, Hungary, Germany, Italy and Croatia.

Repertoire

  • Chopiniana (Choreography from Mrs. Bella Rachinskaia) in Vienna State Opera - Austria (2016)

  • Romeo and Juliet with Mariinsky Theater in Cankar Hall, Ljubljana – Slovenia (2016)

  • Dancing part from the opera Romeo and Juliet in Vienna State Opera - Austria (2016)

  • Tanzdemonstration of Vienna State Opera Ballet Academy in Walfischgasse Studiobühne, Vienna – Austria (2017)

  • Bach Pas de deux (Choreography from Mr. Peter Rille) In Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi Pordenone, Gorizia – Italy (2017)

  • Nutcracker - Fledermaus in Vienna State Opera – Austria (2018)

  • Competition for Choreographers - neoclassical piece »Where are you?« (3rd place) in Slovenian National Opera Maribor – Slovenia (2018)

  • Graduation performance in 2018 at Vienna State Opera Ballet Academy - Austria: Raymonda adagio (selections 2) variation, Esmeralda - Fleur de Lys variation, Waterdrop « Contemporary choreography by Tea Bajc, Vivaldi » variation by Jed O'Grady Weiss

  • Sylvia (Choreography from Mr. Manuel Legris) in Vienna State Opera – Austria (2019)

  • Coppelia (Choreography from Mr. Pierre Lacotte) in Vienna State Opera, Volksoper – Austria (2019)

  • Dancing part from the opera Le Pavillon D’armide in Vienna State Opera – Austria (2019)

  • Swan Lake, danced Swan and Hungarian dance (Choreography from Mr. Rudolf Nureyev) in Vienna State Opera – Austria (2019)

  • Dancing part from the opera „Die Fledermaus“ in Vienna State Opera - Austria (2019)

  • Carmina Burana premiere (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug) in Slovenian National Opera Maribor (2021)

  • Peer Gynt (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug), at the Ljubljana festival – Congress Square and Slovenian National Opera Maribor (2021)

  • Giselle (Choreography from Mr. Rafael Avnikjan) in Slovenian National Opera Maribor: 1st Act: Waltz and Villarges, 2nd Act: Wills (2021)

  • Swan Lake (Choreography from Mr. Valerij Kovtun after Mr. Marius Petipa and Mr. Lev Ivanov) in Slovenian National Opera Maribor: 1st Act: Waltz and Polonaise, 2nd Act: Big swans, 3rd Act: Hungarian dance, 4th Act: Swans (2021)

  • Opera Aida (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug) in Slovenian National Opera Maribor: 1st Act: Priestesses, dancing part (2021)

  • Nutcracker (Choreography from Mr. David Nixon) in Slovenian National Opera Maribor: 1st Act: Snowflakes, 2nd Act: Waltz of the Flowers (2021)

  • Carmina Burana & Le sacre du printemps (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug), at Margitszigeti Szinhaz – Budapest, Hungary (2022)

  • Carmina Burana (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug) in Croatian National Theater (2022)

  • Peer Gynt (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug), Theater Bonn – Germany (2022)

  • Les noches & Le sacre du printemps premiere (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug) in Slovenian National Opera Maribor (2022)

  • Carmina Burana (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug) in Slovenian National Opera Maribor (2022)

  • Tango (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug) in Slovenian National Opera Maribor (2023)

  • Carmina Burana (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug) in Slovene National Opera Maribor (2023)

  • Peer Gynt (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug) at Forum am Schlosspark, Ludwigsburg – Germany (2023)

  • Madame Bovary premiere (Choreography from Mrs. Valentina Turcu) in Slovene National Opera Maribor (2023)

  • Nutcracker (Choreography from Mr. David Nixon) in Slovene National Opera Maribor: 1st Act: Snowflakes, 2nd Act: Waltz of the Flowers (2023)

  • Romeo and Juliet: Capuleti (Choreography from Mrs. Valentina Turcu), in Slovene National Opera Maribor (2023)

  • Premiere of Tripple-bill: »Rain dogs« (Choreography from Mr. Johan Inger), »Myth« (Choreography from Mr. Gaj Žmavc), »Aperture« (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug), in Slovene National Opera Maribor (2023)

Gala concerts

  • Gala evening in Dance Theater ( Choreography » Le Carnaval« from Mrs. Evelyn Teri) in Beijing – China (2016)

  • Gala ballet evening (Variation from Sleeping Beauty - Aurora, 1st Act) in Casa de Cultura a Studentilor, Cluj – Romania (2016)

  • Opernball 2016 (Choreography from Mr. Vladimir Malakhov) in Vienna State Opera – Austria

  • Pre-New Year's gala concert in Cankar Hall, Ljubljana – Slovenia (2017)

  • Nureyev Gala - 3rd act from La Bayadere in Vienna State Opera – Austria (2017)

  • Opernball 2017 (Choreography from Mr. Lukas Gaudernak) in Vienna State Opera - Austria

  • China's New Year 2017 Concert in Muth Theater, Vienna - Austria

  • 2017 New Year's Concert in Musikverein, Vienna – Austria

  • Opernball 2018 (Choreography by Mr. Eno Peci ) in Vienna State Opera – Austria

  •  200 years Petipa Gala - solo Fleur de Lys, 2.act + Vier Zigeunerinnen in MQ Hall E, Vienna – Austria (2018)

  • New Year's Concert 2019 in City Hall in Vienna, Rathaus – Austria

  • New Year's Concert 2020 in City Hall in Vienna, Rathaus – Austria

  • Ceremony of Slovene Presidency at the European Council 2021: Waterman (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug) in Island of Bled

  • »Outstanding Awards 2022« An excerpt from Le Sacre du printemps (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug) in Slovene National Opera and Ballet Ljubljana

Festivals

  • Savonlinna Festival summer tour 2019 with Volksoper Company in Savonlinna - Finland   

  • Carmina Burana (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug) at Dance First Festival 2022 in Germany

  • Les noches & Le sacre du printemps (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug) at Ljubljana Festival 2022 – Križanke

  • Hong Kong 51.Arts Festival 2023: »Peer Gynt« and »Le sacre du printemps« (Choreography from Mr. Edward Clug), in Hong Kong Cultural center – China

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