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12.03.2024 - Basel, Switzerland


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BIOGRAPHY



Born and raised in Vienna, Austria, Natascha Mair began her education at the prestigious Vienna State Opera when she was just seven years old.

At the age of 17, she graduated from high school and obtained her ballet diploma. In the 2012/13 season, Mair joined the Vienna State Ballet and quickly rose through the ranks, being promoted to principal by Director Manuel Legris in 2018.

During the 2020 lockdown, Mair achieved a significant accomplishment by becoming a Certified Pilates Instructor. She also used the further years to expand her knowledge and skills by completing courses on online learning platforms, including life coaching, acting, event planning, sports psychology and social media management.

From 2020 to 2023, Natascha Mair was a principal dancer at the English National Ballet in London. Currently, Natascha is working as a freelance ballerina and is involved in various projects.

Her extraordinary talent and dedication to her craft have led to a successful career as a ballerina, and she continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide.

© Simon Kupferschmied


ACHIEVEMENTS

TELEVISION
  • Music Video Auf den Dächern (Garish)
  • Just Ballet Documentary (Seven Production Gmbh)
  • Vienna New Years Concert (Vienna Philharmonic)
  • Nutcracker delights (English National Ballet)
  • Nureyev Legend & Legacy (Marquee TV)

STAGE
    Professional Ballet Companies
  • Vienna State Opera Ballet - Principal Dancer - Manuel Legris
  • English National Ballet - Principal Dancer - Tamara Rojo
  • Shanghai Ballet - Guest Principal - Derek Deane
  • SNG Opera Ballet Slovenia - Guest Principal - Renato Zanella
  • Kremlin Ballet Moscow - Guest Principal - Aydar Shaydullin
  • Sugar Hill Nutcracker - Dancer - Joshua Bergasse
  • Principal Roles
    • Cinderella, Coppélia, Lady of the Camellias, La fille mal gardée, Le Corsaire, Marie Antoinette, Midsummernight’s Dream, Onegin, Peer Gynt, Roméo et Juliette, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker





Galas
  • Austria, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, (more than 30)
Tours
  • Austria, Chile, Dubai, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA
Choreographers
  • Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Patrick de Bana, Davide Bombana, Edward Clug, John Cranko, David Dawson, Derek Deane, Wayne Eagling, Jorma Elo, Jakob, Feyferlik, William Forsythe, Jade Hale-Christofi, Gyula Harangozó, Pierre Lacotte, Harald Lander, Manuel Legris, Serge Lifar, András Lukács, Kenneth Mac Millan, José Carlos Martinez, Wayne McGregor, Irek Mukhamedov, John Neumeier, Rudolf Nureyev, Eno Peci, Marius Petipa, Roland Petit, Yuri Possokhov, Daniel Proietto, Jerome Robbins, Tomaž Rode, Tamara Rojo, Youri Vámos, Christopher Wheeldon, Sir Peter Wright


PRESS

20.12.2023 – Natascha Mair, Principal Dancer, on “Sugar Hill:” “We all inspired each other!”

… Natascha Mair, principal dancer, is gearing up for a very different Nutcracker: from 20 until 30 December 2023, her fans will be able to watch her in Chicago in Sugar Hill, a show choreographed to Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s The Nutcracker Suite, a jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. …

Natascha Mair
2023-12-23T09:38:23+01:00
… Natascha Mair, principal dancer, is gearing up for a very different Nutcracker: from 20 until 30 December 2023, her fans will be able to watch her in Chicago in Sugar Hill, a show choreographed to Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s The Nutcracker Suite, a jazz interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. …

21.02.2023 – Le Lac des cygnes de Derek Deane par l’English National Ballet – Natascha Mair et Brooklyn Mack

.....  Au-delà d'une très belle technique assurée, Natascha Mair danse avec son âme. Il y a toujours chez elle une grande honnêteté, dans ses gestes et ses intentions, une sensibilité toujours juste, une fragilité assumée qui va droit au coeur. Son travail de bras est soigné, il se fait poétique et d'une grande musicalité. Dans cette veine du conte, Natascha Mair est véritablement tournée vers l'oiseau dans les actes blancs, accentuant par ses bras et son haut du corps toujours mouvant cette idée de malédiction, de femme-oiseau un peu surnaturelle. ......

Natascha Mair
2023-03-02T10:00:28+01:00
.....  Au-delà d'une très belle technique assurée, Natascha Mair danse avec son âme. Il y a toujours chez elle une grande honnêteté, dans ses gestes et ses intentions, une sensibilité toujours juste, une fragilité assumée qui va droit au coeur. Son travail de bras est soigné, il se fait poétique et d'une grande musicalité. Dans cette veine du conte, Natascha Mair est véritablement tournée vers l'oiseau dans les actes blancs, accentuant par ses bras et son haut du corps toujours mouvant cette idée de malédiction, de femme-oiseau un peu surnaturelle. ......

06.09.2022- Legend and Legacy: a gala tribute to Rudolf Nureyev

..... Sleeping Beauty Act III brought us the grand pas de deux with the glorious Vadim Muntagirov who has matured into a very fine artist indeed, here partnering a rock solid Natascha Mair. Muntagirov produced flawless technique combined with the grace and elegance of a true dancer noble .....

Natascha Mair
2022-09-07T16:21:47+02:00
..... Sleeping Beauty Act III brought us the grand pas de deux with the glorious Vadim Muntagirov who has matured into a very fine artist indeed, here partnering a rock solid Natascha Mair. Muntagirov produced flawless technique combined with the grace and elegance of a true dancer noble .....

19.06.2021 – Solstice, English National Ballet, RFH review – a midsummer treat

... a first for me, at least – the special attributes of ENB’s latest star acquisition, 26-year-old Austrian Natascha Mair, whose lightning speed in piqué turns defies her lavish length of leg.

Natascha Mair
2021-06-20T08:15:27+02:00
... a first for me, at least – the special attributes of ENB’s latest star acquisition, 26-year-old Austrian Natascha Mair, whose lightning speed in piqué turns defies her lavish length of leg.

17.06.2021 – English National Ballet: Solstice review – smitten swans, chiseled abs and thumping techno

.... and Isaac Hernández is on good form in the Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake, partnering a deliciously wicked Natascha Mair.

Natascha Mair
2021-06-18T07:53:54+02:00
.... and Isaac Hernández is on good form in the Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake, partnering a deliciously wicked Natascha Mair.

18.01.2021 – ‘A delight to watch from start to finish’: NUTCRACKER DELIGHTS – English National Ballet (Online review)

......Elsewhere, Natascha Mair as Clara offers a delightfully innocent and playful performance that perfectly captures the character. ......

Natascha Mair
2021-01-19T08:01:16+01:00
......Elsewhere, Natascha Mair as Clara offers a delightfully innocent and playful performance that perfectly captures the character. ......

06.01.2021 -Nureyev’s The Nutcracker from Vienna State Ballet looks back to the past and also to the future

...... On the very night of this performance, Mair was promoted – at 23 – to First Soloist at the curtain call (the company’s equivalent of principal); so her meteoric rise is to be followed closely when dancers eventually can get back on the world’s stages. Mair already performs here with a rare naturalness and never – at any time – do you see her open face register the technical demands of the choreography and her dancing has lightness, speed, and an easy fluency. Mair’s vivid response to the music seems instinctive and she seems to have the ability – not given to all ballerinas – to embellish a phrase to stress the rhythm and intrinsic emotion. ......

Natascha Mair
2021-01-19T07:56:56+01:00
...... On the very night of this performance, Mair was promoted – at 23 – to First Soloist at the curtain call (the company’s equivalent of principal); so her meteoric rise is to be followed closely when dancers eventually can get back on the world’s stages. Mair already performs here with a rare naturalness and never – at any time – do you see her open face register the technical demands of the choreography and her dancing has lightness, speed, and an easy fluency. Mair’s vivid response to the music seems instinctive and she seems to have the ability – not given to all ballerinas – to embellish a phrase to stress the rhythm and intrinsic emotion. ......

28.12.2020 – English National Ballet’s Nutcracker Delights is a true Christmas cracker

.... Mair immediately announces herself as someone to look out for in the future; her Clara is open faced and full of wonder and her dancing has a delightful lyrical ease with exquisitely soft arms. Never for any moment did you see her face foretell how she was going to move next and Mair exuded an aura that dancing is the most natural thing to do to express oneself....

Natascha Mair
2020-12-28T13:26:44+01:00
.... Mair immediately announces herself as someone to look out for in the future; her Clara is open faced and full of wonder and her dancing has a delightful lyrical ease with exquisitely soft arms. Never for any moment did you see her face foretell how she was going to move next and Mair exuded an aura that dancing is the most natural thing to do to express oneself....

18.11.2020 – English National Ballet | Nutcracker Delights Casting

..... Opening night will see Natascha Mair’s first performance with English National Ballet. ....

Natascha Mair
2020-11-19T15:37:47+01:00
..... Opening night will see Natascha Mair’s first performance with English National Ballet. ....

09.11.2020 – NEWS: Natascha Mair – Just for the record!

... “attitude” wishes our dear Natascha just the best for this new, exciting period of her career and says THANKS for all the joy you have given us!

Natascha Mair
2020-11-11T07:22:26+01:00
... “attitude” wishes our dear Natascha just the best for this new, exciting period of her career and says THANKS for all the joy you have given us!

04.03.2020 – Lukács / Lidberg / Duato (Première): (Vienna State Ballet)

.... All dancers extremely well-rehearsed, precisely together, in perfect unison technically and emotionally either as a pair (Alice Firenze/Masayu Kimoto, Natascha Mair/James Stephens, Nikisha Fogo/Richard Szabó and Erika Kovácová/Zsolt Török), solo (Iliana Chivarova), trio (Céline Janou Weder – totally in her element, „projecting“ herself up till the gallery! - and Gaetano Signorelli & Arne Vandervelde) or as a group altogether...

Natascha Mair
2020-03-10T09:21:04+01:00
.... All dancers extremely well-rehearsed, precisely together, in perfect unison technically and emotionally either as a pair (Alice Firenze/Masayu Kimoto, Natascha Mair/James Stephens, Nikisha Fogo/Richard Szabó and Erika Kovácová/Zsolt Török), solo (Iliana Chivarova), trio (Céline Janou Weder – totally in her element, „projecting“ herself up till the gallery! - and Gaetano Signorelli & Arne Vandervelde) or as a group altogether...

13.01.2020 – Natascha Mair talking „about Swan Lake and Odette & Odile“

... Natascha Mair had her first Swan Lake in the Theatre in Aspendos (Antalya, Turkey) in the first week of September last (for this performance she was coached by the great Brigitte Stadler) and then on September 25th with the Kremlin Ballet in Moscow, in which she danced with Isaac Hernandéz (English National Ballet) and was coached by no one but the marvellous Tamara Rojo. Moments to be remembered

Natascha Mair
2020-01-13T18:36:14+01:00
... Natascha Mair had her first Swan Lake in the Theatre in Aspendos (Antalya, Turkey) in the first week of September last (for this performance she was coached by the great Brigitte Stadler) and then on September 25th with the Kremlin Ballet in Moscow, in which she danced with Isaac Hernandéz (English National Ballet) and was coached by no one but the marvellous Tamara Rojo. Moments to be remembered

07.10.2019 Dance by Lina – Interview

... Natascha and I first met last December 2018, I was lucky enough to catch her on the day she was promoted to Principal Dancer of Vienna State Opera Ballet, it was such a coincidence having bought the tickets 3 months before the show not knowing that she would be the one performing. ...

Natascha Mair
2020-01-17T15:01:52+01:00
... Natascha and I first met last December 2018, I was lucky enough to catch her on the day she was promoted to Principal Dancer of Vienna State Opera Ballet, it was such a coincidence having bought the tickets 3 months before the show not knowing that she would be the one performing. ...

29.01.2019 – Coppélia (Première)

... But this “easiness” to be “in” the roles is just achieved by hard work. That is the point I would like to refer to: Natascha Mair's and Denys Cherevychko's pinpointed work was present from the beginning on till the very end of the show. It may not sound extremely important but for a balletomane it makes all the difference to witness clean Piqués Arabesque and Pas-de-Chats (on her first variation of the first Act) as well as his sharp, precise Jetés, also at the beginning of Act I. ...

Natascha Mair
2019-02-06T14:58:12+01:00
... But this “easiness” to be “in” the roles is just achieved by hard work. That is the point I would like to refer to: Natascha Mair's and Denys Cherevychko's pinpointed work was present from the beginning on till the very end of the show. It may not sound extremely important but for a balletomane it makes all the difference to witness clean Piqués Arabesque and Pas-de-Chats (on her first variation of the first Act) as well as his sharp, precise Jetés, also at the beginning of Act I. ...

31.12.2018 -The Nutcracker

.... Hers is a translucent Clara who has the qualities that I have missed on stage since Gelsey Kirkland and Lesley Browne (Both danced the Baryshnikov version, which I rather prefer to Nureyev's one): sincerity, delicacy, suavity., transparency...

 

Natascha Mair
2019-12-26T08:19:52+01:00
.... Hers is a translucent Clara who has the qualities that I have missed on stage since Gelsey Kirkland and Lesley Browne (Both danced the Baryshnikov version, which I rather prefer to Nureyev's one): sincerity, delicacy, suavity., transparency...  

16.06.2016 – Marie Antoinette – revisited

..... Her strength and frailty at the same time are a rare thing – her vulnerability and sadness towards the end of the piece, the way in which Antoinette “gives up” astonishing. ...

 

Natascha Mair
2019-12-26T08:31:08+01:00
..... Her strength and frailty at the same time are a rare thing – her vulnerability and sadness towards the end of the piece, the way in which Antoinette “gives up” astonishing. ...  

21.02.2013 – New Works, Dancers Promise Bright Future for Vienna Ballet

…… But it was rookie Natascha Mair, aged 18 and who joined the corps de ballet just six months ago, who had everyone talking after her cool performance in Dawson's "A Million Kisses to my Skin," replacing Polakova and holding her own alongside many of the company's greatest names ...


Natascha Mair
2013-03-15T16:37:42+01:00
…… But it was rookie Natascha Mair, aged 18 and who joined the corps de ballet just six months ago, who had everyone talking after her cool performance in Dawson's "A Million Kisses to my Skin," replacing Polakova and holding her own alongside many of the company's greatest names ...
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