Tulsa Ballet Welcomes new Senior Soloists from Romania!

Aug 21, 2012 in Blog Posts



Name: Ovidiu Matei Iancu

Age: 28

Hometown: Bucharest

How did you start dancing? I think, like most of the dancers, my parents sent me to the ballet school because at that age I didn’t know much about classical dance. I was lucky because I liked ballet from my first ballet class. The movement in combination with the piano music for me was something that I think it changed my life.

When did you decide that you wanted to be a professional dancer? I think it was in the last years of ballet school when I had seen that I had results and the teachers told me that they really thought that I could have a good future in this art. When I was in my last year of ballet school I started to work also in the company as a soloist I realized that I could do this.

What has been the highlight of your dance career? Now, I think becoming a Senior Soloist in TULSA BALLET!

What is your favorite role? I like almost all of them, but I think Albrecht from Giselle it’s one of my favorites.

What are you most excited about now that you are coming to Tulsa Ballet? I think everything - meeting new people, learning a different style of working, learning new repertoire, living in a new continent. Yes, I think everything. ☺

What do you think Oklahoma will be like? For me the place as in a city or country is not so important if the people that are around me are really nice. Of course I hope I will like Tulsa and I’m sure I will.

What ballet are you most looking forward to this season? All of them. I really want to explore as much as I can because this is what I love to do, to dance.



Name: Madalina Maria Stoica

Age: 25

Hometown: Bucharest

How did you start dancing? My mother took me to the ballet school, and at first I didn’t like it very much. But after my first stage appearance I started to love it and now is my life.

When did you decide that you wanted to be a professional dancer?  Actually I’ve never thought to do something anything else, since I started to like ballet and to like to be on the stage, I knew that this is what I’ll do for the rest of my life.

What has been the highlight of your dance career? This is a very hard question and I don’t know what to answer. For me every performance is very important because I enjoy every second that I’m on the stage and I love every role that I do. Maybe, my highlight was my first principal role in The Nutcracker.

What is your favorite role? My favorite role is Giselle in Giselle!

What are you most excited about now that you are coming to Tulsa Ballet? Everything, but especially that is a different style because I haven’t danced many neoclassical ballets before.

What do you think Oklahoma will be like? I don’t know because I’ve never even been to America before. I think it will be different. I have heard that it is different, but I’m sure I’ll like it!

What ballet are you most looking forward to this season? All - I want to enjoy every ballet and every role that I’ll do in Tulsa Ballet! I’m sure that I will like every ballet that I’ll do because this is what I want to do and what I like do. I can’t imagine my life without ballet.
 

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