Marjana Krajač is a choreographer based in Zagreb and working successfully across Europe.

Her approach to choreography unites a poetics of dance, invested choreographic thinking and deep understanding of the nature of dance. She created more then 20 choreographic works on different companies and formats. Her work is often proclaimed as innovative and intriguing, expanding the understanding of dance and its visions. Reaching across the legacies of modernism and minimalism, Marjana Krajač grippingly connects her somber choreographic panoramas with intensity of profoundness and depth. Her works are often vividly connected to the relevant composers and authors of contemporary music and many of her recent works are directly created in collaboration with them.

In 2014 she was awarded with Croatian Theatre Award for the outstanding choreographic achievement and Annual Award of the Croatian Dance Artists Association for the choreographic achievement of the year. In 2015, dance ensemble of her durational choreography Variations on Sensitive was awarded as the best dance achievement of the year. In 2010 her work was nominated for T-HT Award of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.

In 2011 she was selected as Choreoroam Europe Artist (by CSC Bassano del Grappa – Opera Estate Festival, The Place London, Rotterdam Dansateliers, a-2/Certamen Choreography Paso de Madrid and Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance), in 2008 her work was selected for danceWEB Europe Co-production Program and she was as well recipient of a danceWEB Vienna scholarship in 2002.

She collaborated and danced for and with numerous choreographers in Germany, France and Croatia and has participated in research projects with choreographers such as Meg Stuart and Mårten Spångberg as well as numerous research projects in an academic setting. She was also influenced by some of the relevant masters like prima ballerina and John Cranco’s leading dancer Ms. Marcia Haydée and Croatian avant-garde choreographer active during ’60s & ’70s, now deceased, Ms. Milana Broš.

In 2015 she was a jury member of Ana Roje Award, the yearly award of the Ballet of Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb.

Marjana also writes about dance and choreography related subjects, and some of her texts have been published in New York’s Movement Research Performance Journal, Croatian Performing Arts Magazine Frakcija and Croatian Journal for Dance Art Kretanja.

She worked for and with numerous regional and international venues, theatres and festivals.

Her recent work, a main stage ballet for 16 dancers titled Dark Landscapes, created for State Ballet of Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, premiered in November 2016 and is in 2017/2018 repertoire.