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Rebecca Horner

Born in Vienna (Austria). She started her education at the age of four at the Performing Center Austria, where she was casted for a main part in a TV movie in 1995. More films and appearances at the ORF followed. Afterwards she studied at the Ballettschule der Wiener Staatsoper and joined the Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper und Volksoper in 2007. After her maternity leave she rejoined the Wiener Staatsballett in 2012. 2015 she was promoted Demi Soloist, 2017 she was announced Soloist.

Her repertory comprises Potiphars Weib in John Neumeier's „Josephs Legende” and the main role in Neumeier’s “Le Sacre”, Blaubarts Mutter in Stephan Thoss' "Blaubarts Geheimnis", Maria Theresia in Patrick de Bana’s "Marie Antoinette", Gräfin Sibylle in Rudolf Nureyev’s "Raymonda", Spanische Tänzerin in Nureyev's „Schwanensee”, Pas de deux „Out of Tango“ and the Prinzessin Budur in „Tausendundeine Nacht“ by Vesna Orlic, Pas de deux in Boris Nebyla's „Der Nachmittag eines Fauns“, Entenmutter in Andrey Kaydanovskiy's „Das hässliche Entlein“, Myrtha in Elena Tschernischova’s „Giselle“, Königin Mab in Davide Bombana’s „Roméo et Juliette“, Die Frau in Grün in Edward Clug’s „Peer Gynt“ main roles in Vesna Orlic's „Carmina Burana“, Ben van Cauwenbergh's „Tanzhommage an Queen“, Jirí Kylián's „Bella Figura“, William Forsythe's „The Second Detail”, Alexander Ekman's „Cacti“, Edwaard Liang’s „Murmuration“, Jorma Elo’s “Glow – Stop” (excerpt) and Wayne McGregor’s „EDEN|EDEN“. She created main roles in Eno Peci's „Petruschka“ (Die Schuldirektorin) und in Andrey Kaydanovskiy's „Der Feuervogel“ (Vasilissa).

Awards and honours: "Goldener Roy" (1997), Promotion Prize of the Ballettclub Wiener Staatsoper & Volksoper (2015), nomination as "Best dancer of the year" ("tanz" magazine) and for the "Leading Ladies Award" (category "Culture" ("Madonna" magazine, 2015).