The Kennedy Center

Gloria Benedikt


Gloria Benedikt was born in Graz, Austria and obtained her dance education at the Vienna State Opera Ballet School and English National Ballet School in London, England. Since 2002 she has worked for dance companies in the United Kingdom, Germany, Cyprus, the United States, and the Netherlands. She studied government at Harvard University 13’ (School for Continuing Education) while dancing with Jose Mateo Ballet Theater for four years. During this time, she also presented her first choreographies. Most recently, she embarked on an artistic collaboration with the Hungarian dancer Krisztián Gergye to create a new work on Egon Schiele, which was commissioned by the Austrian Cultural Forum Budapest. She also danced in two dance films, which were financed by the Dutch Government. Egon (choreographed by Thom Stuart), in which she portrayed Edith Schiele, premiered in March 2013 and Ik ben der Enige (choreographed by Toer van Schayk), premiered in March 2014.

Photo Credit: Dancers Gloria Benedikt and Mimmo Miccolis; Photo by Morgan Marinoni

Watch Past Performances

Video 7/22/2014: Mimmo Miccolis & Gloria Benedikt

Dancers/choreographers from Italy (Miccolis) and Austria (Benedikt) collaborate on a contemporary dance program entitled “An Evening for Humanity,” which features the American premiere of Miccolis’ Rights(?) and the world premiere of Benedikt and Miccolis’ Growth. The duo develops contemporary dance on the edge of innovation and human need. Presented with support from the Embassy of Italy.

Gloria Benedikt