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Manca Kocjancic
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Manca Kocjancic
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Manca Kocjancic


Born in 1992 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Jerca studied at the High School for contemporary dance in Ljubljana where she graduated in 2011. She continued studying contemporary dance and dance pedagogy at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz, Austria, where she received her master’s degree in 2019. She has worked as a freelance dancer with choreographers such as Willi Dorner, Rose Breuss, Gisela Elisa Herdia, Anna Gulyás, Maria Koliopouplou, Matjaž Farič,  Johannes Wieland, Vita Osojnik, Enya Belak Gupta and Damian Cortes Alberti. She was part of the production  “L’Italiana in Algeri” for Tiroler Festspiele Erl.

In 2011, she participated in the project “The Daddy Project” produced by Plesni Teater Ljubljana. She created a piece “Hweōl… in the whirlwind of time” together with Leon Marič, produced by Plesni Teater Ljubljana in 2016. She created a solo performance with Johannes Randolf called “2GETHER/AL(L)ONE”, produced by Plesni Teater Ljubljana and co- produced by Associazione Culturale CapoTrave/ Kilowatt, Dublin Theatre Festival Company Limited By Guarantee, Göteborgs Stads Kulturförvaltning/Stora Teatern, Bakelit Multi Art Center. 

Since 2014 , she has been collaborating with editta braun company and SILK Fluegge. 


2018 Jury Award for a promising dance piece by the International Expert Jury (Thomas Schaupp, Brigit Berndt, Jasper de Neergard, Susann Næss Nielsen) at Festival Ukrep: ENTER in Ljubljana,  Slovenia

2018 Award by a selected Slovenian choreographer Gregor Luštek for the best performer at Festival Ukrep: ENTER in Ljubljana,  Slovenia

2013 Award for the best dance performance / The Daddy Project

At 8th International Festival of Youth Arts MUZITE, Bulgaria

2013 Ksenija Hribar Award for perspective dancers

By Contemporary Dance Network Slovenia

2013 Plaquet Aleksandar Izrailovski / The Daddy Project

17. Festival of Choreographic Miniatures, Serbia

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