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Cristina Uta

Principal Dancer, Ballet Trainer, Coach of Excellence, Choreographer, Artistic Director of Dance Vision, and Assistance Director of SIBA Summer Dance Intensive

About

Cristina Uta was born in Bucharest, Romania, and graduated from the Romanian National Ballet Academy in her hometown in 1993. That same year, she joined the Romanian National Opera in Bucharest as a principal dancer. During her eight years with the National Opera, Cristina also performed as a principal dancer with the Cincinnati Ballet Company in the USA and the Ballet de Santiago in Chile

 

Cristina has danced the principal roles in many classical ballets, including Swan Lake, Paquita, La Bayadere, La Fille Mal Gardee, Don Quixote, Giselle, Raymonda, Nutcracker, and others. She has also delivered outstanding performances in neoclassical and postmodern choreographies by international choreographers such as George Balanchine, Ricardo Nunez, Dietmar Seyffert, Val Caniparoli, and Lode Devos.

 

Cristina was trained and coached by Janet Sassoon, who had also coached Natalya Makarova and other renowned ballerinas, as well as by Ivan Nagy (former principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre and former Artistic Director of Ballet de Santiago in Chile), Maya Plisetskaya, and Peter Breuer (international choreographer, principal, and artistic adviser at Salzburg Ballet in Austria).

 

In 2001, Cristina Uta joined the Salzburg Ballet in Austria. Between 2003 and 2009, she served as assistant choreographer and ballet mistress at the Salzburg Ballet at the State Theatre of Salzburg while continuing her career as a principal dancer. She remains a rehearsal director for Peter Breuer's productions in Austria and abroad to this day. Breuer has created many ballets and significant roles for her, including Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Carmen, Lulu, Lady Potiphar in The Legend of Joseph, Nadeschda von Meck in Tchaikovsky, and Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew. In 2005, Peter Breuer received the Maya Plisetskaya Award for his Carmen in Salzburg, a production in which Cristina Uta danced the leading role.

 

In 2019, Cristina Uta became the ballet mistress, assistant choreographer, and rehearsal director of TANZLIN.Z at Landestheater Linz under the direction of Mei Hong Lin.

 

Cristina Uta's development as a trainer and choreographer is based on her over two decades of stage experience, training, and dance studies, which have given her a diverse and broad repertoire that extends from classical ballet to dance theatre and other contemporary works.

 

As a choreographer, Cristina Uta has collaborated with various institutions, including the Salzburg Ballet at the State Theatre of Salzburg in Austria, State Opera Ruse in Bulgaria, Schlote Production in Austria, National Opera Brasov in Romania, and Romanian National Theatre in Bucharest.

 

As a dance and ballet pedagogue, Cristina Uta has extensive experience teaching ballet training, pointe technique, repertoire coaching, and alternative bodywork. She has taught for over 15 years at international workshops, professional ballet schools, and for professional companies, working with renowned artists such as Peter Breuer, Maya Plysetskaya, Cynthia Gregory, and Ildiko Pongor.

 

Based on her experience as a dancer, Cristina Uta recognizes the importance of self-care methods. Her studies in psychology, mindfulness, and coaching have led her to include the "Coaching for Excellence" method for dancers, empowering young artists and students to reach their highest potential.

 

Since 2017, Cristina Uta has been the artistic director of Dance Vision in Austria, a team dedicated to creating, performing, and producing artistic, high-quality works that share journeys of inspiration with society.

Professional Experience
(Dance Administration)

 

2022 - Current

2017 - Current

2019 - 2022

2014 - 2018

November 2017

2003 - 2009

SIBA Summer Dance Intensive, Austria

as Asistance Artistic Director

Dance Vision, Austria

as Artistic Director

Landestheater Linz (Upper Austrian State Theatre), Austria

(Artistic Director: Mei Hong Lin)

as Choreography Assistant and Rehearsal Director

Salzburg International Ballet Academy SIBA, Austria

(Artistic Director: Peter Breuer)

as Co-director

Ballet de Camaguey, Cuba

as Rehearsal Director for Carmen by Peter Breuer

Salzburg Ballet at the State Theatre of Salzburg, Austria

(Artistic Director: Peter Breuer)

as Assistant Director and Rehearsal Director

Professional Experience
(Dance Teaching)

 

2014 - 2018

2005 - 2015

2008 - 2009

July 2008

2005 - 2006

Salzburg International Ballet Academy SIBA, Austria

(Artistic Director: Peter Breuer) -

as Resident Teacher for Advance Classes

International Summer Workshop, Salzburg International Ballet Academy SIBA, Austria

(Artistic Director: Peter Breuer)

Ballet Training, Pointe Technique, Repertoire Coach, and Alternative Bodywork

International Romanian Summer Workshop in Breaza

Ballet Training, Dance Improvisation, and Choreography

International Workshop Edas, Cyprus

Ballet Training, Dance Improvisation, and Choreography

Salzburg International Ballet Academy SIBA, Austria

(Artistic Director: Peter Breuer)

as Resident Teacher

Professional Experience
(As Principal Artist with)

 

2019 - Current

2008 - 2019

2001 - 2018

1999 - 2000

1998 - 1999

1995 - 2020

1993 - 2001

Landestheater Linz (Upper Austrian State Theatre), Austria

(Artistic Director: Mei Hong Lin)

Artistic Management Konzertdirektion Claudius Schutte, Munich, Germany

Salzburg Ballet at the State Theatre of Salzburg, Austria

(Artistic Director: Peter Breuer)

Ballet De Santiago, Chile

(Artistic Director: Ivan Nagy)

Cincinnati Ballet Company, USA

(Artistic Director: Victoria Morgan)

Artistic Management Schlote Salzburg, Austria

Romanian National Opera Bucharest

Education
(Academic Study)

 

In Progress

2011 - 2018

2013 - 2014

2000 - 2001

1994 - 1995

1984 - 1993

Institute of Dance Arts, Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, Austria

MA in Dance Pedagogy

Aura-Soma Academy in England and Austria

holds a Practitioner Certificate and Diplomas in 

Aura-Soma Colour Therapy and Coaching Methods

Psychology at the Spiru Haret University in Bucharest, Romania

University of Art in Bucharest, Romania​

University of Dance and Choreography in Bucharest, Romania

Romanian National Ballet Academy (renamed as 'Floria Capsaly' Choreography

High School) in Bucharest, Romania

Education
(Additional Study)

 

Artistic and Sportive Gymnastic

Qigong

Yiquan

Mindfulness and Breathing Technique

Published Choreographic Production

2019

2018

2018

2011

2010

2008

2008

2007

2005

2004

2003

Duet in Cinderella a Tanztheater (dance theatre) production

in collaboration with Shang- Jen Yuan in Landestheater Linz (Upper Austrian State Theatre), Austria

Lost, a solo dance for Summer Workshop of Salzburg International Ballet Academy SIBA in Austria

Trance, for the touring production 'Colours of Dance', Schlote Productions in Europe

The Siegel, for Salzburg Ballet at the State Theatre of Salzburg in Austria

7 Curses, a full evening dance theatre for National Center of Dance Bucharest in Romania

Lady of the Camellias, a full evening ballet for State Opera Brasov in Romania

Two Choreographies for the Concert Cantata for Peace EDAS International Ballet Workshop, Cyprus

Carmen (Opera), Regie by Cristian Mihailescu, Stateopera Ruse in Bulgaria

Opening, United Dance Company, Schlote Productions in Europe

Feuerwerk der Operette, Regie by Antje Karon in Vienna, Austria

Janis Joplin, Duet for Salzburg Ballet at the State Theatre of Salzburg, Austria

List of International Choreographers and Masters Collaborated with Personally

Mei Hong Lin

Peter Breuer​

Maya Plisetskaya

Monique Janotta

Lode Devos​

Ivan Nagy​

Janet Sassoon

Val Caniparoli

Victoria Morgan

Ricardo Nunez

Dietmar Seyffert

Ildiko Pongor

International Choreographer and Artistic Director of Landestheater Linz (Upper Austrian State Theatre) in Austria

1992-2019 International Choreographer and Former Artistic Director of Salzburg Ballet in State Theatre Salzburg, Austria

Former Principal Dancer at Ballett der Deutschen Oper Berlin, Germany

Former Principal Dancer at Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, Germany

Former Principal Dancer at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, Germany

Former Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre, New York, USA

Former Principal Dancer at English National Ballet, London, UK

International Ballet Star from Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia​​

International Ballet Star from Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, Germany​

International Choreographer

Former Artistic Director of Chemnitz Ballet, Germany

Former Principal Dancer at Béjart Ballet Lausanne in Switzerland​​

Artistic Director of English National Ballet

Artistic Director of Cincinnati Ballet in the USA

Artistic Director of Municipal Theatre of Santiago, Chile

Former Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre

Former Ballet Coach for Paris Opera and American Ballet Theatre​

International Choreographer from the USA

Ballet Director and Choreographer of Cincinnati Ballet, USA

Former Principal Dancer from San Francisco Ballet, USA

International Choreographer collaborated with various opera houses in Vienna, Berlin, London, etc.

International Choreographer from Germany

International Ballet Star

Ballet Mistress at Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest

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