Off Stage

In addition to performing herself on stage Maja found a passion and purpose in sharing her knowledge and experience with others, either as a teacher, an outside eye or as a choreographer.

 

 


Choreographic Work

After years of performing on stage Maja got more and more interested in creating herself.
Since 2010 she choreographed several solo, duo and trio pieces, such as:

  • Poem, 2010 Vienna
  • Wandlung – Revisiting Susanne Linke, 2010 Vienna
  • Hold, 2012 Linz
  • Passion Play, 2012 Mettmach
  • Sunset – Sunrise, 2015 Vienna
  • Cross the Line, 2017 Germany/Netherlands

Maja was choreographic assistant of Gisela E. Heredia (tanz.coop collective) in 2014 and 2015.

In 2016 Maja has made her debut as a director of a full-length contemporary circus performance Identity Taken. A piece about loosing and finding identity, about wearing and changing masks. A piece about dreams.

 

 


Working with Competitive Ballroom Dancers

Since Maja started Latin dancing herself it always has been her interest to explore how these different dance forms can affect each other.
2012 she initiated the pedagogical research project Latin Meets Contemporary where she investigated how competitive ballroom dancers could benefit from different aspects of contemporary dance training.

Since then she is giving courses and classes for different institutions from Dancesport, such as:

  • Dance Sport School, Vienna
  • TSK Juventus, Vienna
  • TSK Schwarz-Weiß, Vienna

 


Working with Kids

Maja’s aim in working children is to pass information in a fun and playful way, to teach a solid technical foundation and also leave enough space for the kids to discover their own creative resources.

Maja is and was teaching for different institutions, such as:

  • Studio an der Wien, Vienna
  • Ballettratten, Vienna
  • Kinderspektakel (Intensive workshops to explore circus arts and dance)
  • various elementary schools 

 

Off stage projects

 

Plan B – Sechs Personen suchen eine Arbeit

Just turning in circles is not yet a ballroom dance. Three women and three men from different generations therefore want to try new steps and dare to step on the slick floor of the free labor market. Hopefully they will learn leaps and turns, kicks and twists that this Plan B requires through competence analysis, job application training and goal-oriented continuing education quickstep by step ...
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Identity Taken – A circus Show

A piece about loosing and finding identity, about wearing and changing masks. A piece about dreams ...
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