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Mila Schmidt

The Viennese Mila Schmidt graduated from the Ballet School of the Vienna State Opera in 2009. She completed her studies at the NDT Summer Intensive and in Workshops of the ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival with José Agudo (Akram Khan Repertoire) and Ismael Ivo (Modern Flow). From 2002 to 2007 she has been also tutored in classical music, playing Violoncello. Since 2010 she has been a member of the Vienna State Ballet. Her versatile repertoire includes leading roles in Boris Nebyla’s »L'Après-midi d'un faune«, Vesna Orlić’s »Carmina Burana«, Wendy in Orlić’s »Peter Pan«, Jolanthe in Lotte de Beer's & Andrey Kaydanovskiy's »Jolanthe and the Nutcracker« and the title role in Thierry Malandain’s »Cendrillon«, therefor she was awarded with the Promotion Prize of the Ballettclub Wiener Staatsoper & Volksoper in 2017. Moreover, she was dancing in many works by Andrey Kaydanovskiy such as »Love Song« and »Dolce Vita« in the Odeon Theater in Vienna as well as in »Das häßliche Entlein« and »Zeitverschwendung« in the Volksoper Wien. Martin Schläpfer chose her for his world premieres of »4«, »Sinfonie Nr. 15« and »The Seasons« as well as for the premieres of »Ein Deutsches Requiem« and the main part in »Drittes Klavierkonzert«. Moreover, she danced in creations of Robert Weithas' »Raum 112« and Tainá Ferreira Luiz's »Tight« in »Platform Choreography«. Mila Schmidt also interpreted larger roles in musicals at the Volksoper Wien, such as Louise Bigelow in Rodgers & Hammersteinʼs »Carousel« and Maggie in Frederick Loeweʼs »Brigadoon« as well as Ida in Johann Strauß’ operetta »Die Fledermaus«.