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 and Momomento, 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.
From 2017 to 2023, Maja collaborated with Ralph Öllinger as a duo called ego portrait – a circus-dance perspective. Together, they created and performed using tools from partner acrobatics, dance, and object manipulation, exploring themes such as responsibility, trust, and the role of the audience in the context of performance.
In 2021 she received the BMKÖS Startstipendium for her research on gender roles and gender clichés in partnering and partner acrobatics. For the year 2024 she got the Arbeitsstipendium from BMKÖS for her research “Stand.Punkte” together with Nina Dafert about physicality in communication and communication in physicality.