Ashen Ataljanc.

Born in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1971. Graduated at The State Ballet School “Lujo Davico” in Belgrade. At the age of 16 she performed solo parts in the repertory of the ballet of The National Theatre, Belgrade. Upon graduating 1988 became the youngest soloist of the ballet of The National Theatre, Belgrade.

1990-Jubilee award regarding 120 anniversary of The National Theatre, Belgrade for the roles of Odile and Odette in Swan Lake.

1991- First prize in World Ballet Couples Competition in Osaka, Japan.
1991 – Nominated principal dancer of the company in Belgrade where she performed principal roles in the ballets: Swan Lake (Petipa, D.Parlic), Bayadere(Petipa), Giselle (Petipa, Lavrovsky), Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty (Petipa,V.Logunov), Resurrection, Samson and Delilah, Lady with Camellias, Images (L.Pilipenco), Winter Dreams (D.Gray)

1991 – The award of City Fund for culture in Belgrade for the role of Kitri in Don Quixote

Annual Price of The National Theatre, Belgrade – season 1991/92 for the role Kitri in Don Quixote

1992 – October Price of the City of Belgrade for the best achievement in the domain of musical and performing arts for the role Kitri in Don Quixote

1992 – Special annual prize DRAGON, the woman of the year, for the most prominent achievements in Belgrade

1992 – for The International Theatre Festival in Belgrade – BITEF, especially for her created full-length ballet: Isadora Duncan (choreography: J. Santic)

1991 – 1993 – Guest artist in The National Theatre in Novi Sad in the ballets La Fille Mal Gardee (I. Otrin), Carmen (V. Logunov)

1992 – 1993 – Guest artist in The Israel Ballet – Tel Aviv (Symphony in C, Serenade, Balanchine)

1993 – International festival, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – as a guest in the main roles in Swan Lake and Giselle

1994 – Festival Ballet of Alicia Alonso – Cuba

1996 – Soloist in the Ballet of the Staatsoper in Berlin where she performed the choreographies of Rudolf Noureev, Patrice Bart, Peter Martins, Pierre Lacotte, Fokin:Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty,Verdiana, Les Sylphides, Fearful Symmetries, Lac des Fèe

2000 – She joins the renowed company – Aterballetto – Reggio Emilia, Italy, Performing numerous choreographies of Mauro Bigonzetti: Midnight Summer Dream, Comoedia Canti, Petroushka, Cantata 1&2, Canzoni, Les Noces, Cazimir`s Colours, Jimi Jimi, Furia Corporis, Vespro, Sarada,Who get’s this one, Rossini Cards, Romeo and Juliet, Pression, WAM and Chameleon(by Itzik Gallili)

With Aterballetto numerous tours: France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Sweden, Serbia, Switzerland, Austria, Lithuania, Russia, USA, Brazil, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Mexico, China, New Zeeland and Spain, Norway, England…

2003- Gala concerts in Bodrum – Turkey and the international gala concert Winter Night Dreams in Belgrade

Invited as a special model for distinguished fashion-company Max Mara in 2001 & 2003

Exclusive feature for the Imperial 2005 catalogue, as well for Marella in 2006

2006 – the price of The “Braca Karic” Foundation for career achievements

2007- she becomes a freelance and starts her career as a ballet teacher.

The same season begins collaboration with choreographer and director of the ballet academy “Academia danza” in Milan – Susanna Beltrami – as a dancer and a teacher.

2007 – In the theatre “Pozoriste na Terazijama” with performance “La Capinera” in the choreography of Michele Merola she celebrates twenty years of her professional career.

2007-on the 2nd International Mediterranean Theatre Festival “Purgatories” she wins a price for the interpretation of the principle role in the ballet “La Capinera”.

2007 – Tiziano Ferro tour (nessuno e solo) coreography Susanna Beltrami.

2011 – Songs ballet premiere, coreography – Mario Bigonzetti in the Belgrade National Theatre.

2010/2011 – cooperates as a guest teacher with the Serbian National Theatre in Novi Sad and Random Dance company.

Currently preparing – The Devine Commedy, coreography – Edward Clug in BITEF Theatre
In October 2011 opens The School of Dance Ashen Ataljanc, http://www.skolaigre.com

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