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Mihai Mezei (Romania) – foto credit: TBS, fotograf: Ovidiu Matiu

Introducing Mihai Mezei 

Mihai was born in 1983 in Bucharest. He began his ballet studies in 1995 at „Floria Capsali“ Choreography High School where he graduated in 2003. Between 2001-2002 he won a scholarship in „Academia Nationala di Danza“ in Rome, Italy.

After the graduation he joins Bucharest National Opera House in 2003 as corps de ballet and in 2006 he was promoted as principal dancer. Until 2010 he performed also with „Oleg Danovski” National Ballet Theatre in Constanta, „Sibiu Ballet Theatre”, „Ballet Classic du Paris”, „Kiev National Opera House”, „European Ballet in London” and „Carnival Cruise Lines”. In 2010 he returns at „Bucharest National Opera” as principal dancer until 2012 when he decide to join the team of „Croatian National Ballet Theatre” in Split. Four years later, after a short collaboration with „National Ballet Opera House” in Sarajevo, he moves in France to work with „Ballet du France” were he makes the transition from ballet dancer to ballet master. In 2018 he returns in Bucharest at the Opera House, as ballet master, teaching ballet class and holding rehearsals. During this period, he was the assistant of Vasili Medvedev and Stanislav Feco for the premiere of Sleeping Beauty and assistant of Davide Bombana for the premiere of Carmina Burana.

As a soloist, Mihai performed in „Swan Lake” (pas de trios, The jester) – by Oleg Danovski , „Giselle” (Peasant Pas de deux) – by Oleg Danovski , „Don Quijote” (homeless) with Alina Cojocaru – by Mihai Babușka , „La Bayadere” (Fakir and Bronz Idol) – by Mihai Babușka), „Sleeping Beauty” (Blue Bird) – by Alexa Mezincescu , „Esmeralda” (Fleur des Lies) – by Ion Tugearu , „The Nutckraker” (Fritz) – by Alexa Mezincescu , „Don Quijote” (Espada) – by Jaroslav Slavicky.

As principlal he makes his debut in Basilio, „Don Quijote” and he continued with „Swan Lake” (Siegfried), „Carmen” (Don Jose), „La Bayadere” (Solor), „La fille mal gardée” (Colas), „Cinderella” (Prince), „The Nutcracker” (Prince), „Giselle” (Albert), Max und Moritz , „Sleeping Beauty” ( Desire), „Snow White” , „Peter Pan” (Hook and Peter Pan)

His career highlights includes also neoclassical and modern pieces as: „Tango Radio and Juliet” – by Eduard Clug , „Carmina Burana” – by Ion Tugearu, „Palladio” – by Mihai Babușka , „Fantastic Simphony” – by Gigi Căciuleanu, „Cassanova” – by Mihai Babușka, „Four Season Vivaldi”, „Four seasons Verdi” – by Dinko Bogdanic, „Brel” – by Dinko Bogdanic, „Zorba the greek”, „Cirkus Primitif” – by StasaZurovac , „5 do 12” – by Igor Kirov, „ SubSoul” – by Mihai Mezei, „Tango Sense” – by Mihai Mezei, „Requiem” – by Mario Piazza, „Sacre du Printemps” – by Mario Piazza.

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Mihai likes travelling in wilderness, he loves pets and he likes to spend time with the loved ones as much as possible.