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Nika Jankovic

I always found the thrill of movement exciting, exhilarating. I was, and still am, always hungry for more, and always on the move.

My learning curve

I started ‘moving’ at a very young age. Climbing and hanging on trees, occasionally falling from them. Building sheds and tents, slamming hard objects against my vulnerable body parts… Learning by experience and through physical actions created a solid foundation for me. My growing up has been, and still is, a series of magnificent trial and error.

Basketball, running, gymnastics, volleyball, swimming, cliff diving, you name it. I always found the movement exciting, thrilling, exhilarating. I was, and still am, always on the move.

Finding Yoga naturally balanced me. The calmness of the practice made me open up to the space where my mind learns to be quiet and still. The space where I found the joy and purpose of breathing.

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Learning by experience and through physical actions created a solid foundation for me.

Dancing path

Through the medium of dance, the passion for movement and mindful practicing slowly implemented in my life.

It was in 2009, when I started pursuing the art of dance as a professional career. That same year, I joined the Youth of the Zagreb Dance Theater, with whom I have spent a year.

A year later, In 2010, I became a student at the Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam- contemporary dance, choreography and dance education. I graduated in 2014, joined Conny Janssen Danst company as a dancer for the production of Mirror Mirror and the Winter Parade.

Since my graduation I also had the opportunity to work with Maurice Causey as a performer.

Nika Jankovic dance

The calmness of yoga practice made me open up to the space where my mind learns to be quiet and still. There I found the joy and purpose of breathing.

Sharing my knowledge

After graduation I joined Conny Janssen Danst company not only as a dancer, but also for teaching diverse company repertoire projects around the Netherlands. Also, I had the opportunity to work with the theater for youth de Krakeling and ICK Amsterdam (Emio Greco|Pieter C. Scholten) in educational projects involving their technique Double skin|Double mind. In april 2018, I was invited to work as a guest teacher at the Institute for Contemporary dance in Belgrade.

At the moment I am teaching contemporary dance techniques and choreograph performances for the pre-academic program of the Academy for Theater and Dance, 5 o’clock.

Last year, in 2017, I started teaching Yoga classes for dancers specifically designed to develop strength and flexibility with enhanced mobility being the final result. Furthermore, by focusing my classes on conscious breathing and learning the mehanics of the body, my aim is to build fine structures between the subtle and the physical.

At the moment my main focus is on developing movement work, performances and workshop opportunities in the Netherlands and abroad.

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