Born in Ljubljana/ Slovenia, a freelance dancer, performer, and dance pedagogue based between Ljubljana and Vienna, Jerca Rožnik Novak graduated at the Academy of Contemporary Dance Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz/ Austria with a master’s degree in performance and dance pedagogy. She as well holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University in Ljubljana/Slovenia.
As a freelance dancer she has worked with choreographers such as Willi Dorner, Rose Breuss, Gisela Elisa Heredia, Anna Gulyás, Maria Koliopoulou, Matjaž Farič, Johannes Wieland, Vita Osojnik, Andreja Podrzavnik, Jan Rozman, Los Informalls, Kirin España Orozco, Magdalena Reiter, …
She was part of the production “L’Italiana in Algeri” for Tiroler Festspiele Erl. She collaborated with Pop-Up Collective (PUC). She is actively collaborating with SILK Fluegge and editta braun company since 2014.
Much of her work is done in collaboration with other artists such as a participatory performance called “2GETHER/AL(L)ONE”, created together with Johannes Randolf, (produced by Dance Theatre Ljubljana), a dance solo “FEAR(FUL)LESS”, co-crated with Damian Cortes Alberti (produced by Dance Theatre Ljubljana), a dance performance “BLUFF” (produced by ZAVOD FLOTA), shared with Enya Belak and Veronika Valdés, and others.
As a teacher, she has worked at a Highschool for contemporary dance SVŠGUGL in Ljubljana/Slovenia. She gave training to En-Knap Group company in Ljubljana/ Slovenia, and Theater Münster dance company in Münster/Germany. She is regulary giving classes at Beat1060. Currently she is a guest teacher at Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz/Austria.