choreographer, ballet dancer, performer
Sanja Nešković Peršin (1968, Ljubljana) graduated from the Ljubljana Music and Ballet Conservatory and went on to study ballet at the renowned Rosella Hightower in Cannes, France. Having received several international scholarships, she furthered her education at workshops in Vienna and New York. As a soloist with the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, she danced in numerous important roles such as Anna in Maya Plisetskaya’s Anna Karenina, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Girl in The Miraculous Mandarin, Myrthia in Giselle, Mercedes in Don Quixote, The Spirit of Christmas in Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol, Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Gamzatti in Bayadera, The Muse in George Gershwin, Bethilde in David Dawson’s Giselle, “solo pair” in Hans van Manen’s 5 Tangos, Russian Girl in George Balanchine’s Serenade, “solo pair” in Uwe Scholz’s Schumann, Mother in Jiri Kylian’s Svadebka and many more. She choreographed two ballet performances for the ensemble at the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana: Neverland-ing (2010) and Composition (2018). Between 2014 to 2019, she also acted as the institution’s artistic director.
Sanja Nešković Peršin works as a choreographer, dancer, performer and movement adviser in the area of contemporary performing arts. She has performed in many theatre and dance performances created by renowned domestic and international directors and choreographers.
Her author projects have been shown at numerous festivals and venues in Slovenia and abroad (Hamburg – Kampnagel; Copenhagen – Kanonhallen; Paris – La Villette; Salzburg – Szene Salzburg; Meiningen – Junge Hunde Festival; Belgrade – Belgrade Drama Theatre, Dom omladine, Bitef Theatre; Castiglioncello – Armunia Festival; Bergen – bergenPAC; Leipzig – BMW factory opening, Zaha Hadid; Berlin – Ballhaus; Alexandria, Egypt – Bibliotheca Alexandrina; Trieste, Italy – Teatro Rossetti).
In 2019, she was the recipient of the Župančič Award of the City of Ljubljana for artistic creation, in the last two years.
PROJECTS AND PERFORMANCES
COLLABORATIONS AS CHOREOGRAPHER IN THEATRE AND VISUAL ARTS
AS CHOREOGRAPHER AND ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER IN SLOVENE NATIONAL THEATRE OPERA AND BALLET LJUBLJANA
AS CHOREOGRAPHER FOR OTHER EVENTS
BALLET ROLES IN SLOVENE NATIONAL OPERA AND BALLET
COLLABORATIONS AS DANCER IN CONTEMPORARY DANCE PERFORMANCES
ROLES IN THEATRE
VIDEO AND FILM