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The president and members of the jury of Attitude Ballet Festival 2023


Ileana Iliescu (President of the Jury)


2018 Attitude Jury Ileana Iliescu


Emeritus artist, prima ballerina of the Bucharest National Opera for 50 years. She danced in the international repertoire of Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Scherezada, Giselle, The Tricorn, Stone Flower, Bayadera, Coppelia. She toured with Swan Lake at Balșoi, with Giselle at Kirov, with other productions in Italy, the Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Spain, Switzerland, Cuba, Brazil, France. Mrs Iliescu was director of the Ballet Company of the National Opera in Bucharest and choreographer of the National Opera in Iași.


 Irina Slobodaniuc (Republica Moldova)


 2023 Attitude Jury Irina Slobodaniuc


Judge at national and international modern, contemporary and classical dance competitions. Graduated from the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts in Chisinau, Choreography Specialty, Master in Performing Arts. She is the founder of the psycho-choreographic laboratory "Final Laboratory" and the author of several theatrical choreographies from the Republic of Moldova nominated at UNITEM for the best bodily expression.


Irma Cardano (Italy)


2023 Attitude Jury Irma Cardano 2


International Teacher, Choreographer

Artistic Director of IVIR Danza Company and choreographer for Italian television RAI 1

Graduated at National Dance Academy in Rome for the teaching of dance disciplines with a focus on contemporary dance.

She has worked in various organizations and institutions around the world including: USA, Brazil, India, Armenia, Russia, Holland, Etc.

She has won numerous awards for her teaching and choreographer activities.

She has been part of the jury in various national and international competitions.


Octavian Popa


2023 Attitude Jury Octavian Popa 2023


Graduated in choreography at the "Gh. Dima" Academy of Music in Cluj, he carries out a sustained activity as a soloist at the Romanian National Opera and the Hungarian State Opera in Cluj Napoca. Although he is young, his activity is complex: as a pedagogue he taught courses in choreographic improvisation, general repertoire at the High School of Choreography and at the Faculty of Performing Arts in Cluj. He also established himself as a choreographer, staging shows such as "In Thought", "Space" (music by J. Cage), "Death and the Maiden" (music by F. Schubert), "Romeo and Juliet" (music by S. Prokofiev ), The young man and death.


Mara Boană


2023 Attitude Jury Mara Boana 


ballet dancer at the Romanian National Opera Iasi where she dances in Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Carmen, Aida, Don Quixote, Carmina Burana and Giselle. She is a graduate of the National Art College "George Apostu" Bacau and the College of Choreography in Kiev; attended specialization courses at the Akademie des Tanzes in Mannheim (Germany) and Ballett Akademie der Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (Germany). She is currently a student at the Choreography department of the U.N.A. "George Enescu", Iasi.