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Evelyn Teri – was born in Budapest where she also studied. Having completed her studies she was engaged by the State Opera Budapest and later by John Cranko, director of the Stuttgarter Ballett. Further engagements, including as a first soloist dancer, followed in Kiel, Lübeck, Mannheim, at the Grand Ballet Classique de France, Les Ballets de Monte -Carlo and the Tokyo City Ballet. In Hamburg she worked together with George Balanchine, for example.


She started teaching at the University for Music and Performing Arts Mannheim in 1977, changing to the Ballettschule der Österreichischen Bundestheater in 1981. From 1984 to 2004 she was a project manager at the ballet faculty of the Konservatorium Wien City of Vienna University; she has been teaching at the Ballettschule der Wiener Staatsoper since 2005. She has worked as a teacher, coach (also for the Wiener Staatsballett, the Royal Swedish Ballet and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein) as well as a jury member (in Vienna also as a director) of international ballet contests, and as a critic in many European countries and overseas. She has done choreographies since 1982, doing revivals of classic as well as new productions.

Evelyn Teri

Executive Director, Vienna’s International Ballet and Dance Competition, Choreographer and Ballet master at the Jugenkompanie in Vienna - Austria 

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