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Simona Noja

Curriculum Vitae

Director of the Wiener Staatsoper Ballet Academy
Former Principal Dancer with the Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and the Opera National Romana Cluj-Napoca
Jury member, Prix de Lausanne 2015

Advice to 2015 Prix de Lausanne candidates : You are always a winner if your joy of dancing is bigger than the fear of failure!


Ballet education in the High School of Ballet Cluj-Napoca
University Babes-Bolyai Cluj-Napoca

Permanent contracts as principal dancer :

Romanian State Opera Cluj-Napoca, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Wien

Guesting as principal dancer:

Teatro Colon, Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile, Ballet de Cuba, Bolschoi Theater, Mailänder Scala, Balletto dell’Opera di Roma, Dresdner Oper, Teatro San Carlo, Royal Swedish Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Stuttgarter Ballett, Frankfurter Ballett, Bayerische Staatsoper München

Competitions & Prizes:

1990 Silver Medal at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson Mississippi, USA
2001 „The best female dancer of the year“ – „Danza & Danza“
2002 The cultural distinction „Steaua Romaniei“ (Titel: Chevalier)
2008 „Das Österreichische Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst I. Klasse“
2012 The cultural distinction „Steaua Romaniei“ (Titel: Officer)

Pedagogical & Leading Positions:

2002 Cultural Foundation „Simona Noja“
2006 Founding the dance studio dance arts vienna mit B. Nebyla
Since 2010 Executiv Director – Ballettakademie der Wiener Staatsoper
Since 2012 Ambassador of the „Cluj-Napoca – European Capital of Culture 2021“ project