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Cristina Uta

Ballet & In-depth Coaching

Cristina was born in Bucharest, Romania. She graduated in 1993 from the Romanian National Ballet Academy in her home city. The same year, she joined the Romanian National Opera in Bucharest as a principal dancer. During that eight years at the National Opera, Cristina Uta commenced work with the Cincinnati Ballet Company in the U.S.A. and the Ballet of the Municipal Theatre of Santiago in Chile as a principal dancer.

Cristina has danced the principal roles in most classical ballets, such as Odette/Odile in Swan Lake; Paquita; Nikia/Gamzaty in La Bayadere; Lisa in La Fille Mal Gardee; Kitri in Don Quixote; Giselle; Raymonda; Clara in Nutcracker, and many other Classical Ballet repertoires. She offered performances of outstanding technique and expression, as well as in neoclassical and postmodern choreographies from George Balanchine, Ricardo Nunez, Dietmar Seyffert, Val Caniparoli, Lode Devos, and other international choreographers.


She was trained and coached by Janet Sassoon, who had coached Natalya Makarova and many well-known ballerinas, as well as by Ivan Nagy (former principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre and Artistic Director in Santiago de Chile), Maya Plysetskaya, and Peter Breuer (international choreographer and the head, artistic adviser at the Salzburg Ballet at the State Theatre of Salzburg in Austria).


In 2001, Cristina Uta joined Salzburg Ballet in Austria. Between 2003 and 2009, along with her dancing career, she was appointed as assistant choreographer and ballet mistress at the Salzburg Ballet at the State Theatre of Salzburg. Until today, she remains a rehearsal director for Peter Breuer's productions in Austria and abroad. Peter Breuer created for her many ballets and significant roles like Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Carmen, Lulu, Lady Potiphar in the Legend of Joseph, Nadeschda von Meck in Tchaikovsky, Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew and so on. In 2005 Peter Breuer was awarded by Maya Plysetskaya with the Maya Plisetskaya Award for his Carmen in Salzburg, a production in which Cristina Uta danced the leading role.


In 2019 Cristina Uta became the ballet mistress, assistant choreographer, and rehearsal director of TANZLIN.Z at Landestheater Linz under the direction of Mei-Hong Lin.


Cristina Uta's development as trainer and choreographer is based on her over two decades of stage experience, training, and dance studies, reaching a diverse and broad repertoire that extends from classical ballet to dance theatre and other contemporary works.


As a choreographer, Cristina Uta has collaborated with different institutions, such as the Salzburg Ballet at the State Theatre of Salzburg, State Opera Ruse in Bulgaria, Schlote Production in Austria, National Opera Brasov in Romania, and Romanian National Theatre in Bucharest.


As a dance and ballet pedagogue, Cristina Uta has rich experience teaching ballet training, pointe technique, repertoire coaching, and alternative bodywork. This encompasses more than 15 years of teaching for international workshops and professional ballet schools, as well as for professional companies, together with well-renowned artists, such as Peter Breuer, Maya Plysetskaya, Cynthia Gregory, and Ildiko Pongor.


Based on her experience as a dancer, Cristina Uta has realized how important and beneficial self-care methods are. Due to her studies in psychology, mindfulness, and coaching, she included the "Coaching for Excellence" method for dancers to empower young artists and students to reach their highest potential.

Since 2017 Uta has been the artistic director of the Dance Vision in Austria, a team devoted to offering, creating, performing, and producing artistic, high-quality works from various ideas, having the mission to share these journeys of inspiration with society.

Cristina Uta
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