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Lorena Negrea (Romania) – foto credit: TBS, fotograf: Ovidiu Matiu

Introducing Lorena Negrea

Born in 1993 in Râmnicu Vâlcea, România, Lorena started dancing at the age of 3. In 2012 she graduated „Floria Capsali” Choreography High School in Bucharest and in 2015 she graduated the University of Science and Arts Gheorghe Cristea – Choreography section.

During the High School she attended intensive training workshops that includes: Christina Hamel-classical ballet, Sergiu Stefansky-classical ballet, Massimo Gerardi-modern dance, Paul Boss-Balanchine Trust, and later she was invited to train with Tokyo Ballet Company. After participating at several National Ballet Competitions she was awarded in 2008, in Constanța, with – 3rd place, 2010 Bucharest-2nd place, 2011 Timisoara-1st place, 2012 Iași-1st place and also in 2011 she qualified for YAGP Finals in France.

In 2012 she joined Bucharest National Opera House, and since 2015 she also danced with Iași National Opera House and Sibiu Ballet Theatre.

Her career highlights include soloist roles in: „La Bayadere” (by Mihai Babușka), „Paquita” (by Marius Petipa), „Giselle”(by Mihai Babușka), „Giselle” (by Pavel Rotaru), „Swan Lake” (by Gheorghe Iancu), „Swan Lake” (by Andrei Litvinov), „Trilogie Ionesco” (by Monica Fotescu Uta), „La Vivandiere” (by Arthur Saint-Leon), „The Nutckracker” (by Alexa Mezincescu), „The Nutcracker” (by Oleg Danovsky), „Le Corsaire” (by Vasili Medvedev), „Serenade” (by George Balanchine), „Cinderella” (by Mihai Babușka), „Don Quijote” (by Mihai Babușka), „Don Quijote” (by Jaroslav Slavicky), „Sleeping Beauty” (by Alexa Mezincescu), „Sleeping Beauty” (by Vasili Medvedev), „La Sylphide” (by Johan Kobborg), „La fille mal gardée” (by Aleisha Gardner and Alexandru Fotescu), „Seasons” (by Aleisha Gardner), „Dincolo de dans” (by David Robertson), „Theme and Variations” (by George Balanchine), „Romeo and Juliet” (by Renato Zanella), „Sacre du Printemps” (by Renato Zanella), „Opus73” (by Renato Zanella), „Angelic” (by Ovidiu Matei Iancu), „Imagine all the people” (by Gigi Căciuleanu), „Peer Gynt” (by Davide Bombana), „Carmina Burana”(by Davide Bombana), „In the middle somewhat elevated”(by William Forsythe).

As principal dancer, she performed in: „Anna Karenina”, „Swan Lake”, „Peer Gynt”, „Paquita”, „In the middle somewhat elevated”, „Opus73”, „Romeo and Juliet”, and she was also invited as a guest artist in Royal Ballet Gala Estonia 2014, Gala WBC Sibiu Romania 2015, Gala of the Stars Bucharest Romania 2015, Gala Timișoara National Opera House 2015, Ballet International Festival Siracusa, Italy 2015, Linear Ciak Theatre Milan, Italy, Gala of the Stars Bucharest Romania 2016, Seara de balet 2018, Bielefeld Ballet Gala 2018.

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“For me dancing is therapy. When I am on stage, I can free my feelings and emotions, each character offers me the opportunity to discover the complexity of this art. At the end, the satisfaction that I get from the audience after the performance ends is a beautiful gift that life had offered me”

Instagram: @lorena.negrea