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Eno Peci

Eno Peci was born in Tirana (Albania). He was educated at the Ballet Academy of Tirana and at the Ballet School of the Wiener Staatsoper. In 2000 he joined the Ballet of the Wiener Staatsoper. In 2003 he was appointed Demi-soloist and in 2009 Soloist of the Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper.

His repertory comprises Herzog Albrecht and Hilarion in Elena Tschernischova‘s „Giselle“, the title roles in John Cranko’s „Onegin“, Renato Zanella’s „Spartacus“ and Ivan Cavallari’s „Tschaikowski Impressionen“, Espada in Rudolf Nureyev’s „Don Quixote“, Rotbart, Gefährte des Prinzen and Polnischer Tänzer in Nureyev’s „Schwanensee“, Arabischer Tanz in Nureyev’s "Der Nussknacker", Abderachman in Nureyev’s „Raymonda“, Prinz Florimund, Gestiefelter Kater and Pas de quatre in Peter Wright’s „Dornröschen“, Baron Max von Drosselberg in Zanella’s „Der Nußknacker“,Drosselmeyer in Gyula Harangozó’s „Der Nussknacker“, Don José in Davide Bombana’s „Ballett: Carmen“, Blaubart in Stephan Thoss' "Blaubarts Geheimnis", Ungarischer Wachtmeister and Bräutigam in „Coppélia“ from Gyula Harangozó sen., Ulrich in Roland Petit’s „Die Fledermaus“,Tybalt in John Cranko’s „Romeo und Julia“, Lenski in Cranko’s „Onegin“, Lescaut in Kenneth MacMillan’s „Manon“, Colonel „Bay“ Middleton in MacMillan’s „Mayerling“, TV-Choreograph in Maurice Béjart’s „Le Concours“, Touchstone in John Neumeier’s „Wie es Euch gefällt“, Karenin in Boris Eifman’s „Anna Karenina“, Lehrer in Eifman’s "Giselle Rouge", J. S. jr., Herr Querra, Herbst and Juwelen in Renato Zanellas „Aschenbrödel“, Soldat in Jo Strømgrens „Nussknacker“, Müller in Léonide Massines „Der Dreispitz“, Frédéri in Roland Petits "L’Arlésienne", Willi in Renato Zanellas „Kadettenball“, Gigerl in „Platzkonzert“ from Gyula Harangozó sen., Oberon in Jorma Elos "Ein Sommernachtstraum", Potiphar in John Neumeiers "Josephs Legende", Arzt/Serge Diaghilew in Neumeiers „Le Pavillon d’Armide“ and a main role in Neumeiers „Le Sacre“, Witwe Simone in Frederick Ashton’s "La Fille mal gardée", Zigeuner in Michael Corder’s "Die Schneekönigin", Der Tod in Edward Clug’s „Peer Gynt“, Seyd Pascha in Manuel Legris’ „Le Corsaire“ as well as main roles in Ben van Cauwenbergh’s „Tanzhommage an Queen“, George Balanchine’s „Thema und Variationen“, "Stravinsky Violin Concerto" and „Jewels“ (2nd solo couple in „Emeralds"), Jerome Robbins’ „The Concert“ and "In the Night", Twyla Tharp’s „Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn“, Rudi van Dantzig’s "Vier letzte Lieder", Jiří Kylián’s „Petite Mort“ and „Bella Figura“, Nils Christe’s "Before Nightfall", William Forsythe’s „Slingerland pas de deux“ und "The Second Detail", Renato Zanella’s „Empty Place“, „Konzertantes Duo“, „Voyage“, „Sacre“, „Alles Walzer“ and „Bolero“, Hans van Manen’s "Adagio Hammerklavier", Jorma Elo’s „Glow – Stop“, András Lukács’ „In Your Eyes My Face Remains“, Helen Pickett’s "Eventide", Jiří Bubeníček’s "Le Souffle de l´esprit", Thierry Malandain’s „Mozart à 2“, excerpts from Mauro Bigonzetti’s "Kazimir´s Colours" and "Cantata", Christopher Wheeldon’s "Fool's Paradise", Liam Scarletts „With a Chance of Rain“ (excerpt) as well as a Solo from Maurice Béjart’s „Arepo“ and a Duo from Hans van Manen’s „Black Cake“. He created the title role in Renato Zanella’s „Petruschka”.

Furthermore he created David in Renato Zanella’s „Spartacus“ as well as roles in Zanella’s „Sensi“ and „Duke’s Nuts“, in Patrick C. Delcroix’ „Silence sans reproche“, in Natalia Horecna’s "Contra Clockwise Witness" (Engel), in Antony McDonald’s/Ashley Page’s "Ein Reigen" (Gustav Mahler) and in Daniel Proiettos „Blanc“.

He has appeared as guest dancer in many European countries and overseas.

In 2009 he started his career as a choreographer.

For „choreo.lab 09” as well as for „Junge Choreographen” of the Ballettclub Wiener Staatsoper & Volksoper 2012 and 2015 he created choreographies, for the Wiener Staatsballett „Herzblume" (2013) and „Petruschka” (2017). For the „Origen Festival Cultural“ in Riom (Switzerland) Eno Peci created „Ereignis aus Karls Leben (2014), „Exil“ (2015), „Jenseits“ (2016), „Homo Sapiens“ and „Tre Fratelli“ (both 2017), „Der letzte Ball” and „Café chinois” (both 2018) and „Zeitraum“ (2019) with members of the Wiener Staatsballett and the Ballet Academy of the Wiener Staatsoper. For the "Gala des Etoiles" in Luxembourg he created ’’Modus’’ (2015) and "Opus 25'' (2017), for the “Red Ribbon Celebration Concert” in the Burgtheater, Vienna, "Orpheus and Eurydike“ (2016). In March 2017 his piece “Déjà-vu” had Premiere at the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow, in summer 2017 „Apocalypse“ at the opening of the Juliertheater in Julierpass (Switzerland). In 2018 and in 2020 Eno Peci did the choreography for the opening ceremony of the Vienna Opera Ball for the Wiener Staatsballett and the Ballet Academy of the Wiener Staatsoper. On May  26th, 2018, Eno Pecis Pas de deux „Subject (L)” had Premiere at the Gala des Étoiles in the Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg, he was dancing with Maria Yakovleva. For The Future Ball 2018, which was organised for the first time in the SO/Vienna Lifestyle-Hotel, Peci created a solo for himself. For the Weltstar-Gala 2018 in the Volkstheater (Vienna) he created the Pas de deux „Hush“ which he was dancing with Olga Esina. On March 30th, 2019 „Schwanensee“ for the Ballett Chemnitz had Premiere; Eno Peci was responsible for choreography and staging (1st and 3rd act; 2nd and 4th act after Lew Iwanow). For the 6th Chemnitzer Ballett Benefiz Gala on 11 May 2019 Peci was creating the Pas de deux „RAIN“. For the Gala D’Etoiles Internationales „Viva Maïa“ in Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes on June 29th, 2019, Peci created the Duo „Fragment“ (Music: John Perkins), which he was dancing together with Ketevan Papava. Together with the pianist Maria Radutu he created the evening „Piano & Dance“ in MuTh, Vienna, on October 2nd, 2019. His in 2015 created piece "Exil" had its premiere with the National Ballet of Kosovo in Prishtina on december 5th, 2019. In the same month his „Opus 25“ and „Déjà-vu“ have been shown in Schloss Thalheim in Kapelln (Austria) with the Choreo Center Europe & Europaballett. On September 19th, 2020 his creation »ZWEISAMKEIT« for the Györi Ballet in Györ had its premiere in the production »Körforgá«.

Awards and honours: appointment to an honourable ambassador of the Republic of Albania in 2008, 2017 he received with “The Key of Tirana“ another important honour of his home country. In 2018 he was honoured by the president of Albania with the title „Knight of the Order of Skanderbeg“. On December 13th, 2019 he received the „Österreichisches Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst“.