Evamaria Mayer

Evamaria started her dance training at the University of Vienna while studying musicology and theatre science. She danced at the Budapest Dance Theatre (Hungary) where her work got strong influences by director Béla Földi, and Raza Hammadi’s ballet jazz art based on Matt Mattox’s jazz dance. She has performed as a dancer in musical theatre, operetta, dance theatre and opera productions including My Fair Lady, Hello Dolly, Gigi, Die lustige Witwe, Im Weißen Rössl, Die Csardasfürstin and Carmen. The Neue Oper Wien production of Punch and Judy in which she performed at one of the Hungarian State Opera’s theaters won two awards at the Armel Opera Festival.

Since 2015 she has worked as a choreographer for musical theatre and dance theatre productions in Austria, Germany and Hungary creating choreographies for JEKYLL AND HYDE, CABARET, MAN OF LA MANCHA, and SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. For the Austrian Cultural Forum Budapest she wrote, directed and choreographed THE LITTLE PRINCE, a children’s dance theatre production.

In 2018 she choreographed Franz Lehár’s DAS LAND DES LÄCHELNS and SISSY IN CONCERT at the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl (Austria). In her work at Opera Dortmund (Germany) she attracted special attention from the media for a new choreography of LAND DES LÄCHELNS, in which a second dance pair mirrored the love story of the main characters.

In 2019 her productions of CLO-CLO at the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl as well as GRÄFIN MARIZA at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Germany) won both the Operetten-Frosch award (BR-Klassik, Bayerischer Rundfunk). Her next works were CSÁRDÁSFÜRSTIN at Stadttheater Leoben and at the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl and the musical production ANATEVKA at Opera Graz. In summer 2021 she choreographed the world premiere of DEIN WAR MEIN GANZES HERZ at the Lehár Festival followed by THE COUNT OF LUXEMBURG at Landestheater Linz and two COUNTESS MARIZA productions in Dortmund (Germany) and Linz (Austria). In June of 2023 her latest choreography MADAME POMPADOUR can be seen at the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl (Austria).