Brdnik Tadej


Classical Ballet / Dancer

Tadej Brdnik, a native of Slovenia where he began his dance career, has performed and taught with Battery Dance Company in three continents since 1998. He has also performed with Coyote Dancers, Avila/Weeks Dance, Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project, theater director Robert Wilson, David Gordon’s Pick Up Performance Company and MoveOpolis as well as in works of Maurice Béjart, Lucinda Childs, Yvonne Rainer, Susan Stroman, Steve Paxton, Lerry Keigwin, Deborah Hay and others. He is a principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company (since 1996). His choreography has been performed in the U.S. and Europe. He has served as a teaching artist with Battery Dance Company in the U.S., Asia and Germany and encouraged the development of the Everybody Dance Now audience participation aspect of BDC’s Downtown Dance Festival. He was Special Projects Coordinator for the Martha Graham Dance Company and is a recipient of the 1993 Benetton Dance Award and the 2003 Eugene Loring Award. His career has been supported by a full scholarship at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance sponsored by actor Gregory Peck and a three-year grant, given by the Ministry of Culture from Republic of Slovenia.

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    New York