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deni gostl

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GraPHic DEsigner

Daughter of art and citizen of the world, who has changed her home almost every year since birth. Of Yugoslavian roots, with the first four years of her life spent between Belgrade (former capital of Yugoslavia) and Split (Croatia), eleven years in Italy, including six in Rome, where she was admitted at the 'Scuola del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma' at the age of nine. Even at an early age, she performed at the Teatro dell'Opera, Teatro Brancaccio and Terme di Caracalla, with internationally renowned choreographers Roland Petit, Amedeo Amodio, Luc Bouy and Mauro Bigonzetti. 

At the age of sixteen, she received a full scholarship for the final two academic years, room and board at one of the three most prestigious ballet schools in the world, the 'Royal Ballet School' in London, where she had her first major injury and cut short her predetermined path of becoming Prima Ballerina at the Royal Ballet of London. 

After the first of 3 operations on her ACL ( anterior cruciate ligament ) - plus one on her ankle and another on her foot - she got back on her feet and discovered her talent and passion for Contemporary Dance at the famous school 'Ecole Supérieure de Dance de Cannes Rosella Hightower' in France, which led her to acclaimation four years in Germany, two in Austria, one in Switzerland and one in Luxembourg as Prima Ballerina and Soloist at several established theatres, including the Monte Carlo Opera.

She then became acclaimed in Dance Theatre with the leading role of Lady Macbeth in 'Macbeth' on the biggest stage - at the time - in Germany, the 'Staats Theater Darmstadt'. She continued at the 'Landes Theater Linz' in Austria to perform in pieces by Jochen Ulrich - founder of the first contemporary company in Germany in Cologne - where she achieved great public and critical success in the leading role of Gala in 'Dali und Lorca'.


Following choreographer Philippe Talard's innovative view into the world of prison and human relations, with the approval and collaboration of the Ministry of Justice, Culture and European Authorities, she assisted him for the theatre piece 'Capote-Projekt' with juvenile prisoners in the 'JSA' (Jungendstrafanstalt - Penitentiary) in Berlin


Winner of 3rd prize at the 1999 Ursula Moreton Choreography Competition at the Covent Garden in London


She discovered her passion for photography around the age of 22, which led to her winning the 3rd prize at the 2006 'ISP' (International Society of Photographers) at the 'Hotel Riviera' in Las Vegas, USA. 'Fin' was published in the most famous French photography magazine of the moment 'Photo'.

While studying at the Middlesex University of London at the SAE Institute on the course of 'Digital Film Making', she worked on the behind-the-scenes editing for the DVD of the film 'Doctor Rey & the devils'  by the famous film director and critic from the former Yugoslavia Dinko Tucaković.

 

       

  EDUCATION

 

   - ISTITUTO TECNICO STATALE per GEOMETRI G. BOAGA, Roma, ITALY

 

   - SCUOLA del TEATRO dell’ OPERA di ROMA, ITALY

 

   - ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL (Upper School), London, ENGLAND

       - with full scholarship -

 

   - ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE de DANCE de CANNES Rosella Hightower, FRANCE

 

   - SAE INSTITUTE, Belgrade, SERBIA

       - Digital Film Making - 

 

 

  BALLET DANCER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

 

   - BALLET de NATIONAL THEATER MANNHEIM, GERMANY

       "REQUIEM" (Soloist) by Philippe Talard

       "CHYMIA" (Principal), Pieter de Ruiter   

       "BEDTIME STORIES" (Principal), Jean Renshaw

       "LE SACRE DU PRINTEMPS" (Soloist), Antonio Gomes

       "SOS EL AMOR" (Soloist), Felipe Lizon

 

   - LINGA, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND

       "BACH" (Soloist), by Marco Cantalupo & Catarzyna Gdaniec

 

   - THEATER ERFURT, GERMANY

       "MARIE ANTOINETTE" (Soloist) by Jean Renshaw

 

   - UNTERWEGSTHEATER HEIDELBERG, GERMANY

       "ART-ORT" (Soloist) by Jai Gonzales

 

   - KULTURFORUM FÜRTH | STADTTHEATER FÜRTH, GERMANY

       "WISH YOU WERE HERE" (Soloist) by Jean Renshaw

 

   - STAATSTHEATER DARMSTADT, GERMANY

       - Dancetheater as Principal –

       "DAS HAUS DER BERNARDA ALBA" as Adela, by Mei Hong Lin

       "MACBETH", as Lady Macbeth, by Mei Hong Lin   

  

   - LANDESTHEATER LINZ, AUSTRIA

       "DAS HAUS DER BERNARDA ALBA" (Principal) as Adela, by Mei Hong Lin

       "DALI UND LORCA" (Principal) as Gala, by Johen Ulrich

       "CAMPO AMOR" (Soloist) as Clorinda la Combattente, by Jochen Ulrich

       "LORENZACCIO" (Soloist) as The Mother, by Jochen Ulrich

 

 

 

  ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER, CHOREOGRAPHER & BALLET MASTER

 

 

   - KULTURFORUM FÜRTH | STADTTHEATER FÜRTH, GERMANY                                                  

       "KÖNIGE" by Jean Renshaw - Assistant Choreographer/Ballet Master -

 

   - MINORITENKIRCHE KREMS, AUSTRIA

       "EIN ABEND MIT BESONDERES MENSCHEN" 10.08

          Choreographer, Dancer for/with people with Down syndrome & children

 

   - JSA (Penitentiary) Berlin, GERMANY

       "CAPOTE-Projekt" - 11.09 - Assistant Choreographer & Choreographer for  theater project/show with minor prisoners

 

   - Teacher & Coach of various workshops through Europe based on the research emotion-freedom, self-expression

      through dance & acting, with professional dancers, actors, common people, children & people with various disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   PHOTOGRAPHIC & CINEMATOGRAPHIC PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

 

      - INSTITUT PIERRE WERNER, Abbaye de Neumünster, LUXEMBOURG

       "SACRE DU PRINTEMPS"  - Theatre Nomade Transparent - 04.05     

          Video Realisation & Demo publicity

 

   - STADTTHEATER FÜRTH, GERMANY

       "KÖNIGE" 10.07 Photos for program portraits, web & newspaper, Foyer Exhibition

 

   - MINORITENKIRCHE, Krems, AUSTRIA

       "EIN ABEND MIT BESONDEREN MENSCHEN" 25.10.08

          Rehearsal photos slideshow, news papers publication

 

   - PROART FESTIVAL 2008, Prag, CZECH REPUBLIC  

       "WITH CLEAR HEART" Video Realization & Stage Video Installation

 

   - TOKYO, JAPAN

       "KODEMARI CONCERT" 29.08.08 Photo Stage Scenography

 

   - GRAND THÉÂTRE DE LA VILLE DE LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG 

       "ARENA" 10.07.09 Photos for publicity poster

 

   - VIENNA & KLAGENFURT, AUSTRIA 02.09

       Documentary for "DANCE FOR HEALTH" - Video Realization & Demo publicity

 

   - "DOCTOR REY AND THE DEVILS" - Film by Dinko Tucaković, SERBIA 2012

       Editor of the "Behind the scenes" for DVD.

 

 

   EXHIBITIONS

    - STADTTHEATER FÜRTH, GERMANY, October 2007 

    - ARTBOX EXPO New York 2023, USA, 17th - 26th April '23

  

    - FINITY GALLERY' Berlin, GERMANY, 1st - 31st May '23

   - ART EXPO Basel 2023, SWITZERLAND, 15th - 18th June '23

        

 

  PRIZES, OTHER PUBLISHMENTS & MENTIONS

 

 

   - COVEN GARDEN, London, ENGLAND 

          3rd Place at the "URSULA MORETON CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITION 1999"

 

   - RIVIERA HOTEL, Las Vegas, NEVADA, USA 

       3rd Place at the ISP 2006 with "PAINTING WITH THE CAMERA"

 

   - PHOTO, French Magazine

       Mention for entered photo "FIN" for ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST 2005

 

   - ENDLESS JOURNEYS Book, USA

       Publication of photo "UNTITLED"

   - ARTE E ARTISTI CONTEMPORANEI Book, Pagine, Rome 2017

       Publication with personal critic of 7 photos 

   - LA PINACOTHÈQUE MUSÊE, LUXEMBOURG 2020

     Riconoscimenti Speciali e Complimenti della Giuria al LUXEMBOURG ART PRIZE 2020

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