Nicolae Vieru received his dance training and teaching at the National Ballet School in Bucharest, in the master class of Professor Gheorghe Stefan, the former director of the school. After graduating with a degree in Stage Dancer (MFA), he took engagements as a dancer at the Bucharest National Opera, and worked also for the National Theatre „Ion Dacian“ and Romanian television ballet. In addition, he also taught at the National Ballet School and IATC (Academy of Performing Arts) in Bucharest classical dance and stage movement. He get 1988 an engagement as principal dancer and ballet master in Staatstheater Stendal former East Germany. After the fall of 1990, he opened in Schweinfurt, West-Germany, own ballet school, until now a competent and nationally recognized training school for professional stage dancing.
In 1994, Nicolae Vieru opened one of the first private contemporary dance companies in Romania. He worked among others with dancers from the State Opera in Iasi, National Opera in Bucharest, Romanian State Ballet Fantasio in Constantza, dancers of the ballet company in Ulm, Meiningen and Dortmund for his own productions like the ballet“ La Mer „,“ Jeux de Cartes“, „I remember Brancusi“, „L’art du pas de quatre,“ „The Wizard of Oz,“ „A Midsummer Night’s Dream,“ „Pinocchio“ „Happy Day“ and much more. The dance productions were shown at the National Opera and Television in Iasi (Romania) theater of the city of Schweinfurt, Kurtheater Bad Kissingen, Convention Center Bamberg, Skopje Dance Theatre. Numerous guest performances by students of the ballet school and ballet company in television (TV Touring, Bayerischer Rundfunk, TV1 and RTL), and various presentations (BMW presentation 2001-2002) Neujahresball in Würzburg, ECE City Warehouse health days and more. Nicolae Vieru choreographed and taught regularly since 1991 for various national and international projects, workshops, master classes and ballet performances, and he is Jury for the World Ballet Competiton Open. He is Guest Teacher of the ESRA University in Skopje and artistic director of the Murnau Balletschool.
Nicolai Vieru is Member of International Dance Council CID Unesco and the German Association for professional Dance education. www.ballettvieru.de
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He had the great honour of dancing the lead roles in ballets by the world’s leading choreographers of this century…..Balanchine, Aston, McMilan, Béjart, Kylian, Forsythe, Neumeier, Van Manen ,Scholz and others such as J. Neumeier, U. Scholz, D. Bintley, M. Bigonzetti, K. O‘ Day and R. Oliviera who created new roles for him.
His partners on stage were the celebrated stars Alessandra Ferri, Marcia Haydée, Margaret Illmann, Polina Seminiova, Alicia Amatrian and Sue Jin Kang.
During his career, he was also invited to dance with the Royal Birmingham Ballet, in Tokyo ,Prague, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Staatsoper Hannover.
Danced the Pas de deux “ Jeune Homme “ ( U. Scholz) for the Opening of the Olympic Games in Nagano in 1998. In 1999, he was nominated for the „Prix Benois de la Danse“ for his partrayal of the title role in Onegin.
Between 1999 and 2001, he attended an educational training program and successfully obtained his diploma as a classical ballet teacher from the John Cranko School in Stuttgart at the „Württhembergischem Staatstheater“.
He turned his main goals towards teaching immediately following his dance career and was invited by Marika Besobrasova, Director of the „Académie de Danse Classique Princesse Grace“ of Monaco to join her teaching team.
He worked very closely with her until Marika’s departure in2009 .
Since then he has worked under ther direction of Luca Masala, the present Director of „L’Académie de Danse Princesse Grace“.
He has choreographed many various pieces for the school including Firebird accompanied by the Orchestre Philarmonique de Monte Carlo.
He was invited as a guest teacher for „Europa Dance“ and „L’Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower“ and has taught workshops in many different schools in Japan and China .
Board Member of N.B.A. Ballet competition in Tokyo since 1999 as well as a member of the jury of Y.A.G.P. in New York since 2004..
He has since been in constant contact with the National Ballet of China in Beijing and has been invited by Zhao Ruheng and subsequently by Feng Ying (Directors and Artistic Directors of N.B.C.) to work as a guest teacher and coach the leading roles in Cranko’s Onegin or Romeo and Juliet, The Seventh Symphony of U; Scholz and Swan Lake .
In July 2011, Invitation as a guest teacher by the „1st International Beijing Ballet and Choreography Competition“.
Place of Birth: Stuttgart
Began his professional ballet training at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart in 1977 and graduated with a state diploma in 1986.
This was followed by a parallel professional music formation and several successful participations in the „Jugend Musiziert “ competition.
Hired at the end of his studies by the Stuttgart Ballet under the direction of Marcia Haydee, he remained a faithful member of this company until the end of his career. He was appointed soloist in 1994 and promoted to first soloist under the new director Reid Anderson in 1997.
Throughout his career, he performed the lead roles in the classical repertoires of Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Nutcracker, La Bayadère and Paquita. He also enterpreted noted John Cranko repertoires such as Romeo and Juliet, Onegin, the Taming of the Shrew, The Lady and the Fool as well as well known abstract pieces such as Aus Holberg’s Zeiten, Salade,L’Estro Armonico, Brouillards and Jeu de Cartes.