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Prof. Evelyn Téri, internationally sought-after educator, choreographer, and journalist, was born in Budapest and is a distinguished figure with a rich career in dance and teaching. Her impressive career spans renowned ballet companies, teaching positions at prestigious institutions, and the organization of significant international ballet competitions.

Career Path:

After completing her secondary education and training as a dancer/ballet teacher in Budapest, Evelyn Téri was initially engaged by the Budapest State Opera. Her international career began in 1965 when she was recruited by the Stuttgart Ballet under the direction of John Cranko. Over the following years, she danced with various ensembles, including Kiel, Lübeck, and Mannheim National Theater, where she served as the principal soloist from 1970 to 1977.

Throughout her impressive career, she performed numerous guest appearances with prestigious ensembles such as the Grand Ballet Classique de France, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, and the Tokyo City Ballet. In Hamburg, she collaborated with luminaries like George Balanchine.

Teaching and Choreography:

In 1977, Prof. Evelyn Téri began her teaching career at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim. Her pedagogical journey continued at the Ballet School of the Austrian Federal Theaters, and from 1984 to 2004, she was the project manager at the ballet department of the Vienna Conservatory Private University.

Her choreographic talent found expression in 1982, where she created several new works alongside classics such as "The Nutcracker" and "Swan Lake." Among other works, she choreographed for the Youth Company of the Ballet Academy of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna State Ballet.

International Engagements:

Since 2005, she has been active as an educator, training leader, and adjudicator in Vienna, also for the Vienna State Ballet, the Royal Swedish Ballet, and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Her reviews span many European countries and overseas.

Prof. Evelyn Téri has served worldwide as a guest adjudicator and educator, successfully overseeing the Ballet Academy of the Vienna State Opera in Beijing during an international festival competition in 2016.

Honors and Awards:

For her 35 years of educational service, she was awarded the Hungarian Knight's Cross in 2016 for "enriching both international and Hungarian dance life." In 2019, she was awarded the Golden Decoration of Honor for Services to the Republic of Austria.

Current Engagements:

Since 1996, Prof. Evelyn Téri has been working alongside Professor Karl Musil as the artistic director/general director of the national/international OETR Contest - Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition. Following the passing of Prof. Musil in 2013, she continues the event under the name "Vienna World Competition." Her goal is to provide a platform while promoting education.

Her continuous dedication to art and dance makes Prof. Evelyn Téri an outstanding figure in the international dance scene.

Prof. Evelyn Teri


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