Maša Kolar

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Maša Kolar

was born in Zagreb in 1973 and was trained there in Ana Maletić dance school. In 1991 she graduated on Vlaamse Dansacademie in Belgium before she joined Ballet Dresden where shortly after she was promoted to a soloist.In 1998 she joined Thoss TanzKompanie in Kiel and two years later in Hannover.In 2006 she worked with Lyon Ballet and 2008 with Aterballetto in Reggio Emillia. She worked with, created and performed pieces by choreographers such as: Stephan Thoss, John Neumeier, Mats Ek, Uwe Scholz, Mauro Bigonzetti, Ohad Naharin, Walter Matteini, Francesco Nappa, Marco Goecke.

She was awarded with several prices: Mary Wigman Prize 1997 in Germany, Croatian Theater Prize for female dancer 2008,2010 Austin Critics Table Awards as outstanding dancer in Austin , Award as outstanding dancer 2010 in Copenhagen, Production Prize of 27th Contemporary Dance Festival Zagreb 2010, Profession Preis UPUH 2010 in Croatia.

Since the summer 2008 she started of her carrier as a freelance artist by dancing, choreographing and working as a dance pedagog in ZKM Theater, Zagreb.
Maša set three ballets from Stephan Thoss for Queensland Ballet in Brisbane and also Thoss’s Swan Lake for Aalto Ballett in Essen.

She is frequently invited to give modern and choreographic workshops in Danshogskolan University College of Dance in Stockholm and in Interlochen Arts Academy High School Dance Major as well as in Australia, Croatia, Germany, Serbia and USA.

Together with Zoran Marković she created ballet Interval for National Ballet Belgrade 2009, Othello for Bitef Dance Company in Belgrade 2010. Together they produce, choreograph and perform full evening works BoNeT 2009 and The morning after the night before 2010.

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