O'Mara Dancer

Breanna O'Mara
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An international performer based in Vienna (AT), Breanna was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from The Juilliard School in New York in 2011, where she was recipient of the Joseph W. Polisi Award. In 2021 Breanna was awarded the Danza&Danza Award as best interpreter for her collaborations with Dimitris Papaioannou and received the scholarship for the performing arts from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Art (BMKÖS). She became a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in 2014, and is now the newest member of the Advisory Board to the Pina Bausch Foundation. She currently also performs with Vienna based company Liquid Loft. Breanna has been in creation with several artists such as: Cecilia Bengolea & François Chaignaud, Chris Haring, Ryan McNamara, Johannes Wieland, Stijn Celis, Alexander Ekman, Jack Ferver and more. She choreographs performance pieces which have been presented in New York, Detroit, Germany and Italy and regularly teaches at various institutions in both the United States and Europe. In 2009, Breanna founded, Detroit Arts Immersion, which brought workshops as well as free performances to various communities in Detroit who had limited opportunities in the arts. Breanna started working as a dancer for Ballett Basel in August 2023.

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