About Maja

Dance and Circus Artist, Perfomer, Choreographer, Outside Eye based in Vienna.

Maja (born 1988) studied classical and contemporary dance at Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität and Dance pedagogy/Movement Studies at Institute of Dance Arts – Anton Bruckner University Linz. Since 2012 she has been working as a freelance dancer/performer.
In the course of her career Maja has worked in Vienna, among others with KreativKultur, Theater Ansicht, Tanztheater Homunculus, Töchter der Kunst, tanz.coop, tauschfühlung, Momomento, Georg Blaschke, Saskia Hölbling, as well as in Graz with Spielraum Ensemble, Follow the Rabbit, Theater Feuerblau and theater t’eig.

Through the years of her career Maja has become more and more involved with the choreographic side of the profession and since 2017 she is engaged in the field of contemporary circus as well. Her interest in both dance and circus is the encounter and communication between two or more bodies, which is manifested in Maja’s work with the help of a wide variety of techniques, perspectives and approaches like contemporary partnering, couple dance and partner acrobatics.

She co-founded the duo ego portrait – a circus-dance perspective with Ralph Öllinger, using tools from partner acrobatics, dance and object manipulation to deal with topics like responsibility, trust and the role of the audience in a performance context.

In 2021 she received the BMKÖS Startstipendium for her research on gender roles and gender clichés in partnering and partner acrobatics.