Rebekka Dizdar, originally from Croatia, moved to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of three where she began ice skating and dance lessons at a local dance studio, Susan Chambers School of Performing Arts. While there she trained in many forms of dance including tap, theatre, ballet, hip hop, etc. At a young age, she discovered her passion for classical choreography and the performing arts. She attended and graduated from the Joffrey Ballet School NYC Trainee Program in 2021 and has trained extensively under Joffrey’s Artistic Director, Era Jouravlev. Her repertoire at Joffrey included principal roles: Juliet from Romeo & Juliet, choreography created by Akop Akopian and set by Gaiane and Akop Akopian, as well as the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Joffrey Ballet School’s production of The Nutcracker. She has also performed Walpurgisnacht, choreography originally by George Balanchine, staged by Stacy Caddell and many contemporary works under choreographer Earl Mosely. She completed extensive anatomical and ballet training in Vienna, Austria under master teacher Judith Reyn. In 2021, she received her first company contract with New Jersey Ballet under Artistic Director Maria Kowrowski. Rebekka’s repertoire at New Jersey Ballet includes demi-soloist and corp de ballet roles in classical greats: Swan Lake, Don Quioxte, and The Nutcracker. Alongside the classical works, she has also performed Purcell Suite, choreographed by Harrison Ball which will be performed with New Jersey Ballet for Dance Against Cancer this spring at Alice Tully Hall in New York City as well as the Kaatsbaan Ballet Intensive. This is Rebekka’s second season with the New Jersey Ballet Company and she looks forward to her future as a dancer, teacher and choreographer.